Victor Odjemu 

Managing Partner

Victor Odjemu is the Managing Partner. Mr. Odjemu was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1996. He comes with more than 20 years of legal practice experience in diverse areas of Nigerian law, including Civil law and procedure, Criminal law and procedure, Constitutional law, Employment and Labour law, Fundamental human rights law and enforcement, Property law, Information and Communications Technology Law, Maritime law, Mining and Oil and Gas law, Construction/Infrastructure law, Debt recovery, and Corporate services (e.g. corporate registration, compliance, mergers, acquisitions, restructuring).

 

Mr. Odjemu has been involved in some landmark cases that were instrumental in developing the Nigerian legal jurisprudence, including Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) v Muri Edet Etim Asuquo (2018) LPELR-43885 (SC); Mahmud Aliyu Shinkafi v Abdulazeez Yari (2016) 7 NWLR (pt. 1511) 340, SC. He has also advised extensively on joint venture and strategic alliance agreements in the maritime sector. He is a key member of the International Bar Association’s Committees on Litigation and Power and is currently looking to qualify to practise as a Solicitor in England and Wales.

 

Email : vodjemu@lawpartnersng.com, Tel: +234 092921730

Nathaniel Egbet.

Senior Associate 

Nathaniel Egbet is a Senior Associate. He obtained his LLB. Degree in Law from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria in 2007 and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2008. A seasoned court-room brawler with a plethora of legal victories under his belt. He is also an ardent arbitrator and negotiator par excellence.

Kabiru Muhammad Nura

Senior Associate/ Head of Chambers (Kano Branch)

Kabiru M. Nura graduated from Bayero University, Kano in 2010, and was called to the Bar in 2012. He is a committed and creative attorney with a specialty in business and commercial law. Kabiru is highly skilled in oral argument and legal research leading to successful litigation of numerous cases. He possesses significant knowledge of corporate and commercial law and invaluable experience in litigation and legal drafting.

 

He is an organized and results-oriented legal manager with 3 years of experience as Head of Chambers (Kano branch). He is a diligent and thoroughbred legal researcher with outstanding legal analysis and writing skills that have been instrumental to the many successful outcomes recorded in our legal services. He is an active member of the Nigerian Bar Association.

Emmanuel Ewu Maga.

Senior Associate

Emmanuel Maga is a Senior Associate. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2012. He specializes in the practice of corporate law, commercial law, employment law, property law and criminal law. 

 

He drives the employment law practice of the law firm and has appeared before the National Industrial Court of Nigeria. He is an active member of the Nigerian Bar Association.

Michael Uche Ukponu; LL.M; MCIArb (UK).

Senior Associate

Michael Uche Ukponu is a Senior Associate. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2013. Since then, he has been in active legal practice in diverse areas of law, with particular competence in Energy, Natural Resources and the Environment. He participates actively in energy and mining-related transactions on behalf of the firm. He also has significant experience in Employment Law.

He was granted the Australia Awards Scholarship by the Australian Government to undertake studies in Energy and Resources Law (LL.M) at The University of Melbourne, a internationally top-ranking university in Australia. Consequently, he has become a leading go-to expert in energy, natural resources and the environment laws within our law firm.

He is a member of notable international professional associations, including the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK), Association of International Petroleum Negotiators the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand

Mukhtar Musa

Associate

Mr. Musa obtained his Bachelor of Laws from Ado Bayero University, Kano and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2012. He obtained his Master of Business and Commercial Law (MBCL) from Ado Bayero University Kano in 2015.

 

He is an astute litigator and has handled a lot of cases relating to debt recovery, property employment law and election petition matters. He is a prolific legal researcher with a keen eye for narrow yet significant details. He is an active member of the Nigerian Bar Association.

Janet Sylvanus Awo

Associate

Ms. Awo was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2019. Her responsibilities include legal research, due diligence, legal compliance, simple contracts and other legal drafting.

 

She participates actively in Litigation, Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution proceedings. She assists the Managing Partner and Senior Associates in the handling of oil and gas, property, corporate affairs, maritime and environmental law briefs. She is an astute and hardworking lawyer and an active member of the Nigerian Bar Association.

Iboi Lawrenta Ibhade

Associate

Iboi Lawrenta Ibhade is an associate counsel. She was called to the Nigerian bar in 2019. She is an ardent legal practitioner. Her areas of specialization include litigation, corporate affairs and property transactions. She also participates in arbitration and other ADR proceedings. She is an active member of the Nigeria Bar Association.

Nwamara Autin Chinemezu

Associate

Nwamara Austin Chinemezu was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2017. He has participated in the handling of several cases in the firm ranging from property law, corporate law and election petition matters. He participates in Arbitration, Litigation and other Alternative Dispute Resolution proceedings and is an active member of the Nigerian Bar Association. He specialises in Media and Entertainment Law and has been involved in the negotiation of corporate sponsorships and registration of intellectual property for music-comedy artistes. He was also granted an Award in Media by the Law Awards of the Nigerian Law School in 2019 for his outstanding contributions and representations in both online and offline media and entertainment industries.

Chidimma J. Unegbu

Litigation Secretary

Ms. Unegbu attended the University of Abuja from 2011 to 2016, graduating with a Bachelor of Social Sciences (specialization Sociology and Anthropology).

 

Ms. Unegbu is the image maker of the firm – she is usually the first point of contact between the firm and our esteemed clientele. She is very welcoming, hardworking, astute and diligent with an admirable work ethic, whose contributions to the success of our legal services remain highly valued.

 

She possesses commendable organizational, secretarial, interpersonal and client relations skills that have attracted commendations from our esteemed clientele. She is also highly skilled in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other salient Microsoft Office tools.

Nwamara Autin Chinemezu

Senior Associate

Ms. Sophia Okaruefe a Senior Associate. 

She obtained her LL.B from Igbenidion University, Okada, Edo State, in 2011 and was admitted to the Nigerian Bar in 2013. She posseses significant experience in litigation, and her major area of practice is Commercial and Corporate law, Oil and Gas law, Maritime and Environmental Law, Intellectual Property law, and Civil and Criminal Matters. 

 

She travelled to the United Kingdom to further her education in International Commercial Law (LL.M) at the University of Bedfordshire. Also, she obtained her MPhil on "The Scope for Abusive Legal Process in International Commercial Litigation under the Post-Recast Brussels Regelation Era". She was also a lecturer in the said university, teaching Commercial law courses for Maters students and Legal research method for Undergraduate students.  She also has expertise in the Jurisdiction of courts between the UK and EU countries and how their respective jurisdictions are regulated. 

 

She is a member of Civil Mediation Council (CMC) (UK), Member of the Centre for Research in Law (CRiL) and the Nigerian  Bar Association.