Nigeria: Labour & Employment 2018

This chapter sees nine of the country’s top practitioners highlighted for their work in the field of labour and employment. These practitioners excel in a range of areas, including regulatory matters, expatriate work permits and post-merger integration.

Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie is a market leader for labour and employment work, receiving an impressive three nominations in this year’s research.
Dan Agbor is noted by sources to be highly active in the field of labour law and continues to be rated as a favourite among sources. He has a broad practice that offers clients over 20 years’ dedicated legal experience.
Uzoma Azikiwe is “very well known for employment law” according to respondents who praise his top-tier practice that includes advising clients on a range of issues, with a particular focus on the energy and maritime industries.
The "excellent" Jumoke Lambo commands great respect from sources and offers clients extensive expertise on labour law matters including regulatory compliance and contract drafting.

Templars’ Inam Wilson is an excellent labour and employment practitioner who sources continue to recommend for his “strong transactional practice” and work as a litigator.
Olumide Akpata is “a very good lawyer” who peers would “happily recommend” for his wide-ranging expertise advising both domestic and international clients on matters such as pension schemes, regulatory compliance and employment contracts.

At Hybrid Solicitors, Bimbo Atilola is “well known in the market for labour and employment issues” with one source stating, “In my opinion he is one of the best employment lawyers in the country.”

Oseinoma Okpeku of The Law Crest “has in-depth knowledge of labour and employment law” according to sources who praise his “invaluable experience in handling labour disputes”. His practice offers “professionalism and strong organisational skills” when assisting clients on matters such as post-merger HR integration.

AÉLEX’s Ola Orewale is an outstanding lawyer who is described as highly active in labour and employment disputes. He is an impressive practitioner, offering a wealth of experience on a range of labour matters for domestic and international clients.

At Famsville Solicitors Dayo Adu “goes beyond expectations”, with sources asserting that they “would recommend him to anyone”. His practice provides “in-depth knowledge of the entire relocation business” and he has particular strength on matters relating to immigration procedures according to respondents.

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