MYMA BELO-OSAGIE

Myma Belo-Osagie is the firm's Senior Partner. Her areas of specialisation include corporate restructuring, acquisitions, foreign investment, regulatory communications, equity finance and infrastructure projects, among many others.

Myma is ranked as a "leading lawyer" for her corporate, mergers and acquisitions (Chambers Global Guide), project finance (IFLR 1000 and Who's Who Legal), finance and telecommunications (Legal 500) work.

She assisted with the drafting of the Nigerian Communications Act 2003 and was retained by federal government to assist with the drafting of Nigeria's downstream gas legislation. She had advised several local, regional and international companies, organisations, institutions and governments on a variety of transactions.

She sits on the board of directors of various companies and acts as a trustee on the board of several not-for-profit organisations, including the African Leadership Foundation, the Growing Businesses Foundation, the African Wildlife Foundation and the Art and Business Foundation.

Myma has published several articles on Nigerian petroleum regulations, Nigerian environmental law and foreign investment in Nigeria in international journals such as the Petroleum Economist and the American Bar Association Section on International Law & Practice Journal.

Career

1986 to date Partner, Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie
1985 Associate, Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie
1978-1979 
Research Assistant to Dean David Smith (Head of International Legal Studies, Harvard
Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, while undertaking research for doctoral thesis)
1974-1975 
Officer, Legal Department of the State Insurance Corporation
1973 Assistant, Accra High Court Registry, Ghana

Qualifications

1985 SJD, Harvard Law School
1984 BL, Nigerian Law School
1978 LL.M, Harvard Law School
1977 BL, Ghana School of Law
1975 LL.B, University of Ghana

Bar admissions

1984 Nigeria
1977 Ghana

Professional membership

Inaugural member, Nigerian Economic Summit Group
Ghanaian Bar Association
Nigerian Bar Association
New York Bar Association
American Bar Association
International Bar Association