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Nigeria: Shipping and Maritime 2017

This year’s research highlights 14 leading lawyers in the field of shipping and maritime law, who are recognised for their work handling related financing, logistics, transactions, and insurance and crisis management matters. 

Most Highly Regarded
1. Femi Atoyebi SAN Femi Atoyebi & Co, Lagos
2. Funke Agbor ACAS-Law, Lagos
3. L Chidi Ilogu SAN Foundation Chambers, Lagos

Domestic commercial law firm ACAS-LAW achieves two listings in this section.
Funke Agbor is one of the foremost shipping and maritime practitioners in the country. She impresses market commentators with her strong transactional knowledge and outstanding advocacy expertise. 
Chisa Uba regularly acts for a wide range of clients and provides top-quality assistance in transactions and compliance matters.

FEMI ATOYEBI & CO also performs well in this chapter with two practitioners listed.
Femi Atoyebi SAN stands out as Nigeria’s leading shipping lawyer and boasts over 30 years’ experience in the field.
Ayo Olorunfemi is a highly regarded practitioner and draws high praise for the quality of his transactional work.

At FOUNDATION CHAMBERS Chidi Ilogu SAN is a longstanding fixture in the market and is renowned for his specialist expertise across a broad range of shipping and maritime issues.

Adedoyin Afun of BLOOMFIELD LAW PRACTICE is a “strong and successful” figure in the Nigerian market. He wins praise from clients for his “professional approach and excellent service”.

At STRACHAN PARTNERS Charles Adeyemi Candide-Johnson SAN is renowned among peers for his well-established practice and intricate knowledge of shipping and maritime law.

BABAJIDE KOKU & CO’s Babajide Koku SAN is widely respected for his extensive experience handling complex sector-related legal matters.

PAUL USORO & CO’s Mfon Ekong Usoro gains recognition for her strong commercial understanding of and expertise in maritime transactions. 

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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

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