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Funke Agbor

Funke Agbor

ACAS-Law9th Floor, St Nicholas HouseCatholic Mission StreetLagosNigeria

Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

National Leader

Nigeria - Litigation 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Funke Agbor is a top-notch litigator who receives widespread plaudits for her profound ability handling disputes at both trial and appellate levels.

Biography

Funke Agbor is the head of the shipping and litigation practice of ACAS-Law, a full-service law firm that offers a comprehensive range of legal services on complex, local and multi-jurisdictional transactions to its diverse clientele – including Nigerian and foreign businesses and governments and multinationals. 

Funke has extensive experience in admiralty law; shipping and marine insurance law and litigation; shipping registration; cabotage registration and compliance; ship finance and securitisation; and international trade law and commercial arbitration. She specialises in maritime transactions including matters such as cargo loss and damage claims; collisions and other maritime casualties; and commercial litigation before trial and appellate courts all over Nigeria. In addition, Funke is a seasoned arbitration practitioner acting as counsel and as an arbitrator in a number of cases.

Her active participation in the development and formulation of policy in the Nigerian maritime industry has contributed to her acknowledgement as an authority in the industry. Funke has written and presented several legal articles on maritime and related areas of law and serves as a resource person for the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and the Annual Maritime Seminar for Judges.

Funke holds an LLM from University College London and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1982. In 2016, she was elevated to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria. She is a member of the International Bar Association and serves as the general editor for the Nigerian Journal of Maritime Law. In recognition of her professional expertise, she has been ranked by reputable legal directories such as Who’s Who Legal and Chambers Global.


WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Funke Agbor is a key name in the shipping and maritime market where she stands out for her deep expertise in related finance, insurance and contentious matters.

Biography

Funke Agbor is the head of the shipping and litigation practice of ACAS-Law, a full-service law firm that offers a comprehensive range of legal services on complex, local and multi-jurisdictional transactions to its diverse clientele – including Nigerian and foreign businesses and governments and multinationals. 

Funke has extensive experience in admiralty law; shipping and marine insurance law and litigation; shipping registration; cabotage registration and compliance; ship finance and securitisation; and international trade law and commercial arbitration. She specialises in maritime transactions including matters such as cargo loss and damage claims; collisions and other maritime casualties; and commercial litigation before trial and appellate courts all over Nigeria. In addition, Funke is a seasoned arbitration practitioner acting as counsel and as an arbitrator in a number of cases.

Her active participation in the development and formulation of policy in the Nigerian maritime industry has contributed to her acknowledgement as an authority in the industry. Funke has written and presented several legal articles on maritime and related areas of law and serves as a resource person for the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and the Annual Maritime Seminar for Judges.

Funke holds an LLM from University College London and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1982. In 2016, she was elevated to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria. She is a member of the International Bar Association and serves as the general editor for the Nigerian Journal of Maritime Law. In recognition of her professional expertise, she has been ranked by reputable legal directories such as Who’s Who Legal and Chambers Global.


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