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Theophilus I Emuwa

Theophilus I Emuwa
Firm:
Office:
7th Floor, Marble House
1 Kingsway Road
Falomo, Ikoyi
PO Box 52901
City:
Lagos
Country:
Nigeria
Tel:
+234 1 461 7321
Fax:
+234 1 461 7092

Biographies:

Who's Who Legal Nigeria - M&A & Governance

Theo is currently the chair of the corporate and commercial practice group. His practice over the last 30 years has been focused on corporate/commercial, taxation, mergers and acquisitions and intellectual property. He has advised extensively on the legal, tax and regulatory regimes governing mergers and acquisitions in Nigeria. He also advises on corporate structures, shareholder rights and corporate governance issues.

Theo led the team that advised a major international telecommunications company on the US$1.6 billion acquisition of one of Nigeria's pioneer mobile telecommunications network operators.

He also led the team that advised a private equity company on a multimillion-dollar acquisition of a Nigerian switching company.

Theo is admitted to practise law in England and Wales, Nigeria and Ghana.

He holds both a BSc (1979) and an MSc (1980) in engineering from Imperial College London, and is a member of Gray's Inn, London.

He is described as a “leading individual” by Legal 500 (2015).

WWL says: Theophilus Emuwa is a world-class expert in corporate governance and due diligence matters, and is known as a market authority.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Nigeria which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Nigeria - Corporate Tax

Theo is widely acknowledged as one of Nigeria's leading tax practitioners. His tax advisory profile spans across all types of income taxes as well as capital gains tax, and indirect taxes such as VAT, sales tax, customs and excise duties, and stamp duty.

He was until recently the chair of the tax committee of the section on business law of the Nigerian Bar Association and a member of the taxation section of the IBA.

A fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), Theo served as the vice chair of the tax law review committee of the institute. Also, he contributed the chapter on International Taxation in the first edition of CITN Nigerian Tax Guides and Statutes. He was formerly the deputy editor of the Nigerian Tax Notes.

Theo is admitted to practise law in England and Wales, Nigeria and Ghana.

He holds both a BSc (1979) and an MSc (1980) in engineering from Imperial College London, and is a member of Gray's Inn, London.

WWL says: Theophilus Emuwa stands out as one of the principal tax practitioners in the country. He is known for his extensive expertise on income and indirect taxation, as well as tax disputes.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Nigeria which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Corporate Tax: Advisory

Theo is widely acknowledged as one of Nigeria's leading tax practitioners. His tax advisory profile spans across all types of income taxes as well as capital gains tax, and indirect taxes such as VAT, sales tax, customs and excise duties, and stamp duty.

He is currently the chair of the tax committee of the section on business law of the Nigerian Bar Association and a member of the taxation section of the IBA.

A fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), Theo served as the vice chair of the tax law review committee of the institute. Also, he contributed the chapter on International Taxation in the first edition of CITN Nigerian Tax Guides and Statutes. He was formerly the deputy editor of the Nigerian Tax Notes.

Theo is admitted to practise law in England and Wales, Nigeria and Ghana.

He holds both a BSc (1979) and an MSc (1980) in engineering from Imperial College London, and is a member of Gray's Inn, London.

WWL says: Theophilus Emuwa is an expert in Nigerian tax law, known for "providing balanced legal insight and going the extra mile for his clients". 

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Corporate Tax which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Nigeria - Intellectual Property

Theo is the current managing partner and head of the corporate/commercial practice group at AÉLEX. His practice over the last 30 years has been focused on the commercial aspects of intellectual property, and he regularly advises clients on the protection of various intellectual property rights.

Theo is an active member of International Trademark Association (INTA) and Intellectual Property Law Association of Nigeria (IPLAN). He is also a member of the section on intellectual property, communications and technology law of the IBA. Theo was for many years on the editorial board of the Trademark Reporter, a journal of INTA. He was also formerly the author of the Nigeria section of the International Annual Review of Trademark Jurisprudence (also published by INTA).

Theo is admitted to practise law in England and Wales, Nigeria and Ghana.

He holds both a BSc (1979) and an MSc (1980) in engineering from the Imperial College of Science and Technology of the University of London, and is a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers.

He is described as a "leading individual" by Legal 500 (2015).

WWL says: Theophilus Emuwa is a top choice for his superb IP practice. He draws widespread praise from peers who consider him a “first-class” lawyer.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Nigeria which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Nigeria - TMT

Theo is the current managing partner and head of the corporate/commercial practice group at AÉLEX. His practice over the last 30 years has been focused on the commercial aspects of intellectual property, and he regularly advises clients on the protection of various intellectual property rights.

Theo is an active member of International Trademark Association (INTA) and Intellectual Property Law Association of Nigeria (IPLAN). He is also a member of the section on intellectual property, communications and technology law of the IBA. Theo was for many years on the editorial board of the Trademark Reporter, a journal of INTA. He was also formerly the author of the Nigeria section of the International Annual Review of Trademark Jurisprudence (also published by INTA).

Theo is admitted to practise law in England and Wales, Nigeria and Ghana.

He holds both a BSc (1979) and an MSc (1980) in engineering from the Imperial College of Science and Technology of the University of London, and is a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers.

He is described as a "leading individual" by Legal 500 (2015).

WWL says: Theophilus Emuwa is renowned in the market for his excellent commercial understanding and expertise.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Nigeria which can be purchased from our Shop.

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