PRACTICE

AREAS

Helping People Achieve Their Business Objectives

 
 

FIRM DIVISIONS

 

The different branches of the law in which we practice are segregated into specialized divisions in the law firm. The heads of these divisions constantly update the database of their divisions and bring the benefits of knowledge and experience gained from seminars, workshops and refresher courses attended by members of the firm both locally and abroad. These facilitate computer aided research which impacts greatly on the highly dynamic practice of law. 

 

We adopt syndicated approach to our clients needs. Syndication is the means whereby our specialists in different fields bring their skills together to bear upon each client’s problem. Syndication ensures that the solutions we offer to our clients are in-depth and comprehensive. It addresses all aspects of the matter in hand. 

 

CORPORATE & COMMERCIAL LAW

Group Leader Sunday Edward, ESQ.

  • Born October 9, 1969; admitted, 1997, Nigeria. Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.  Education: University of Ibadan, the Nigerian Law School and Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife (LL.B., [Hons] 1996; B.L. 1997; LL.M., 2001). Member: Nigerian Bar Association. Lecturer of commercial law with the Postgraduate School of Credit and Financial Management Studies, Lagos. LANGUAGES: English, Igbo and Yoruba.

 

Areas of the Law: Commercial Law, Corporate Law, International Joint Venture, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), International Trade, Government and Government Contracts, Immigration, Labour/Employment Law, Real Estate, Resorts and Leisure, Non-Profit and Charitable Organisations (NGOs).

 

Range of Services: Full Corporate and Commercial services from formation to winding up; including but not limited to due diligence searches, Corporate governance, Secretarial services, insolvency, receivership and all matters relating to the application of the provision of the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) and other laws relating to companies and company administration in Nigeria, drafting, perusing, reviewing, vetting and perfecting real estate agreements, perfection and registration of land titles, including procurement of statutory consents.

FINANCIAL LAW

Group Leader Patrick Abuka, ESQ.

  • Born February 17, 1942; admitted, 1974, Nigeria Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.  Education: University of Ife and University of Lagos and the Nigerian Law School (LL.B. Hons., 1973; B.L., 1974; M.B.A., 1975; LL.M., 2000). Lecturer, MBA Class, University of Lagos, 1976-1978.  Member: Nigerian Bar Association; International Bar Association; American Bar Association (International Associate Member); The Lagos Chamber of Commerce; Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce; Nigerian-German Business Association; International Maritime Bureau of the International Chamber of Commerce. LANGUAGES: English, Igbo and Yoruba.

 

Areas of the Law: Banks and Banking Law, Capital and Money Market Law, Secured Credit Transactions, Equipment Leasing and Finance Law, Insurance Law, Taxation, Securities.

 

Range of Services:  Financial Institutions: Banks and banking institutions, including but  not limited to primary mortgage institutions, insurance companies, insurance broking  companies, etc  from formation CBN approval, incorporation, Licensing, operation, governance,  directors’ code  of conducts, Statutory and regulatory compliance, Statutory Searches and  due diligence, Distress  and Debt  Collection, Secured  Credit Transactions, Lending; Hypothecation, Mortgages, Charges, Consortium Lending, Project Financing, Equipment Leasing, Taxation (Corporate, VAT, Education State Taxes & Assessments), Capital Markets (Public offers, SEC & NSE Compliance, Stock broking Statutory Regulation And Compliance), Business recovery and  Insolvency,  Receivership, and Winding  up.

 

LITIGATION & ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Group Leader Sunday Edward, ESQ.

  • Born October 9, 1969; admitted, 1997, Nigeria. Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.  Education: University of Ibadan, the Nigerian Law School and Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife (LL.B., [Hons] 1996; B.L. 1997; LL.M., 2001). Member: Nigerian Bar Association. Lecturer of commercial law with the Postgraduate School of Credit and Financial Management Studies, Lagos. LANGUAGES: English, Igbo and Yoruba.

Areas of the Law: Litigation, Arbitration, Mediation, Conciliationand Debt Recovery

 

Range of Services: Facilitating  debt recovery through public law system;  effecting  the settlement of commercial and non-commercial disputes through litigation or Alternative Dispute  Resolution  Techniques; drafting court processes in preparation for court actions, 

 
 

MARITIME & SHIPPING LAW

Group Leader Queen Uchegbue, ESQ.

  • Born November 16, 1969; admitted, 2000, Nigeria. Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. Education; Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigerian Law School, and IMO International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI), Malta (LL.B. Hons., 1998; B.L., 2000; LL.M. 2003). Member: Nigeria Bar Association. LANGUAGES: English and Igbo, Yoruba.

 

Areas of the Law: Maritime Law, Admiralty Law, Shipping Law, Carriage of Goods by Sea.

 

Range of Services: Admiralty Practice, Ship Arrest & Detention, Ship Search, Ship Registration, Negotiating Private Financing for Acquisition of Vessel for Indigenous Shipping Companies, Negotiating, Drafting & Vetting Maritime Related Contracts, Maritime Consultancy Service.

TRADEMARKS (Intellectual Property)

Group Leader Patrick Abuka, ESQ.

  • Born February 17, 1942; admitted, 1974, Nigeria Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.  Education: University of Ife and University of Lagos and the Nigerian Law School (LL.B. Hons., 1973; B.L., 1974; M.B.A., 1975; LL.M., 2000). Lecturer, MBA Class, University of Lagos, 1976-1978.  For more details see 5.2 above.

Areas of the Law: Trade Marks, Patent and Designs Law, Copyright Law, Intellectual Property Law and Media.

 

Range of Services: Trade marks Agents and Attorneys. Representing owners of trademarks, copyrights, patents and designs around the world.  Apply for registration defend and oppose application and registration of intellectual property rights from commencement to the issue of Certificate of registration and applying for renewals.

 
 

ENERGY & NATURAL RESOURCES (Oil & Gas)

Group Leader Nathaniel Uchegbue, ESQ.

  • Born August 24, 1965; admitted, 2000, Nigeria. Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.  Education:Abia State University, Nigerian Law School and University of Dundee, Scotland (LL.B., Hons., 1998; B.L., 2000; LL .M. International Petroleum Law and Policy 2005). Member: Nigerian Bar Association. LANGUAGES: English and Igbo

 

Areas of the Law: Petroleum law, Gas Law, Electricity, Environmental Law and Solid Minerals Law.

 

Range of Services: Negotiating and drafting oil and gas related contracts (especially contracts used in the development of petroleum resources and services, acreage bidding/licensing, sale and lifting of oil, sale and transportation of natural gas, joint operating agreements – JOAs), energy related environmental matters, energy project finance and taxation, dispute resolution, procurement of approval for the construction and operation of petrol stations, general legal advice on oil, gas and energy matters.

ABUKA & PARTNERS

LEGAL PRACTITIONERS

(An incorporated professional partnership)

Since 1979

‘Helping Cients Achieve Their Business Objectives"

LAGOS OFFICE

 Western House (10th Floor)

8-10 Broad Street 

P.O. Box 7022

Lagos, Nigeria, West Africa

 

+234(0)7085899820

+234(0)07055919874

 

Mobile phones:

+234 (0) 803 305 4371

+234 (0)805 2363930

     Email: 

lagos@abukapartners.com.ng

abukapc@yahoo.com

patabuka@hotmail.com

ABUJA OFFICE

Suite No.332

Transcorp Hilton Hotel

P.O. Box 1702,

Abuja FCT, Nigeria. West Africa 

 

Mobile phones:

+234 (0) 803 3054371

+234 (0)805 2363930

 

E-mail:

abuja@abukapartners.com.ng

CALIFORNIA CONTACT

Our California associate 

is located in

Costa Mesa, California

United States

Mobile phone:

+1-949-287-1068

Email:

acabuka@yahoo.com

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