The firm’s litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution team provides a full complement of services to clients across all our practice areas. Such services include representation before courts, arbitration, mediation and other tribunals, due diligence reviews, portfolio audits, acting as counsel in court- regulated transactions and the drafting and review of local and cross border transaction agreements.
Members of this dynamic team also routinely support and advise our international law firm peers on Nigerian law matters and have been called upon to act as expert witnesses on a number of occasions in the Courts of the United Kingdom and United States of America. The team also represents, as counsel, various national and multinational corporate organisations in disputes relating to coastal trade (cabotage), oil and gas, mining, dredging, construction, aviation and maritime arbitrations, including Statoil, Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited, General Electric, LM Ericsson, Cummins Inc., Geco-Prakla Nigeria Limited, Schlumberger Group companies in Nigeria, Transocean Sedco Forex, the IFC, companies in the Sea Trucks Group in Nigeria, companies in the Cotecna group in Nigeria, British Airways, Air Atlanta, the McDonnell Douglas Corporation and Dallas Airmotive, to name a few.
The litigation team also evaluates the litigation portfolios of target companies involved in financings, investments, mergers and acquisitions handled by the firm’s corporate team, and routinely carries out comprehensive legal audits and risk assessments of the litigation portfolios of designated companies.
The wealth of experience of this vibrant team is vested in its members, many of whom are not only qualified barristers and solicitors but arbitrators, mediators and conciliators with practical experience in a diverse range of corporate and commercial matters.
Members of the Litigation, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution team have written extensively on commercial litigation and arbitration issues as well as several papers on Nigerian environmental law and arbitration.