Nigeria: Shipping & Maritime 2018

Here we recognise 14 top-tier lawyers for their excellent work across the Nigerian shipping market.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Chisa Uba ACAS-Law, Lagos
2. L Chidi Ilogu SAN Foundation Chambers, Lagos


Leading trade and shipping practice ACAS-Law stands out in this edition with two nominations for its maritime expertise.
Chisa Uba is one of the most highly regarded shipping lawyers in the country, and leads the firm’s shipping and litigation group. She is widely respected for her strength managing sector-related contentious matters.
Funke Agbor is “a very good lawyer” who comes highly recommended by market sources for her impressive work handling complex shipping litigation.

Femi Atoyebi & Co also achieves two listings here.
Femi Atoyebi SAN is a long-standing fixture in the Nigerian market who draws widespread praise for his deep understanding of all aspects of shipping law, from financings to collisions.
Ayo Olorunfemi continues to impress peers and clients alike who are quick to highlight his strong expertise in ship-financing matters.

L Chidi Ilogu SAN at Foundation Chambers is a well-established name in the shipping space who enjoys a strong reputation for his extensive experience representing shipping agencies, operators and logistic companies.

At Bloomfield Law Practice, Adedoyin Afun is widely recognised for his expertise across the shipping and oil and gas sectors, and is widely recognised as an expert when it comes to advising clients on acquisitions, leasing and regulation.

Babajide Koku SAN at Babajide Koku & Co is a first-rate maritime lawyer who is held in high regard by peers for his strong understanding of related disputes and international trade matters.

At Paul Usoro & Co, managing partner Mfon Ekong Usoro is a transport law specialist who peers rate highly for her leading expertise in both national and international shipping transactions.

Lola Ikwuagwu at George Ikoli & Okagbue is a top-notch transport lawyer who receives accolades for her extensive experience in admiralty and maritime law issues.

Lawrence Fubara Anga at AÉLEX is a widely respected figure in the Nigerian market, where he enjoys a great reputation for his broad knowledge or maritime law matters. 

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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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