Lawrence Fubara Anga

Lawrence Fubara Anga
Firm:
Office:
7th Floor, Marble House
1 Kingsway Road
Falomo, Ikoyi
PO Box 52901
City:
Lagos
Country:
Nigeria
Tel:
+234 1 2793365 Ext. 102
Fax:
+234 1 461 7092

Biographies:

Who's Who Legal Nigeria - Aviation

Fubara is head of the firm's aviation, maritime and financial services practice groups. Qualified to practise law in Nigeria, Ghana, and England and Wales, he has a strong multidisciplinary background in law, economics, management and fiscal policy. He appears as counsel before all superior courts in Nigeria and has acted as counsel or party-appointed arbitrator in several arbitration proceedings.

Fubara has attended and facilitated several aviation-related courses and seminars around the world. These include the annual IATA aviation legal seminars and the ABA aerospace law forum. He is a member of the forum on air and space law of the American Bar Association and the aeronautical committee in the SBL of the International Bar Association. He is the founder of the Nigerian Aviation Law Society and pioneer chairman, aviation section, SBL of the Nigerian Bar Association. He authored the Nigeria chapter of the Aircraft Repossession and Enforcement, published by Kluwer Law International.

Some of his major transactions include acting as Nigerian legal adviser to the Export-Import Bank of the United States; the guaranteed loan agent and the guaranteed lenders in respect of the financing of an aircraft lease worth over US$25 million; advising on the recovery of the rent due on the aircrafts leased to Aero Contractors and on the repossession of the aircrafts; and advising Arik Air on aircraft financing in Nigeria and the applicable taxes in respect of such financing.

Fubara was invited by the World Bank as an expert to a joint workshop in Montreal with ATAG and ICAO on "Maximising Civil Aviation's Economic Impact". He was chairman of the legal and regulatory subcommittee of Nigeria's Federal Ministry of Aviation national steering committee on safety, quality assurance and reforms. He advised the industry and the national regulator, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on the Nigerian Civil Aviation Act. Mr Anga was appointed by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority as a member of a legal review committee for the revision of the draft Nigerian Civil Aviation Economic Regulations and also as a member of the appeal panel on safety violations, set up under the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulation.

Fubara received a BA in economics and political science from Yale University in 1980, and a BA (1983) and an MA (1988) in law from the University of Cambridge.

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

WWL says: Lawrence Fubara Anga is the foremost aviation expert in the country and is internationally recognised as a leader in the field.

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

Who's Who Legal Aviation: Contentious

Fubara is head of the firm's aviation, maritime and financial services practice groups. Qualified to practise law in Nigeria, Ghana, and England and Wales, he has a strong multidisciplinary background in law, economics, management and fiscal policy. He appears as counsel before all superior courts in Nigeria and has acted as counsel or party-appointed arbitrator in several arbitration proceedings.

Fubara has attended and facilitated several aviation-related courses and seminars around the world. These include the annual IATA aviation legal seminars and the ABA aerospace law forum. He is a member of the forum on air and space law of the American Bar Association and the aeronautical committee in the SBL of the International Bar Association. He is the founder of the Nigerian Aviation Law Society and pioneer chairman, aviation section, SBL of the Nigerian Bar Association. He authored the Nigeria chapter of the Aircraft Repossession and Enforcement, published by Kluwer Law International.

Some of his major transactions include acting as Nigerian legal adviser to the Export-Import Bank of the United States; the guaranteed loan agent and the guaranteed lenders in respect of the financing of an aircraft lease worth over US$25 million; advising on the recovery of the rent due on the aircrafts leased to Aero Contractors and on the repossession of the aircrafts; and advising Arik Air on aircraft financing in Nigeria and the applicable taxes in respect of such financing.

Fubara was invited by the World Bank as an expert to a joint workshop in Montreal with ATAG and ICAO on "Maximising Civil Aviation's Economic Impact". He was chairman of the legal and regulatory subcommittee of Nigeria's Federal Ministry of Aviation national steering committee on safety, quality assurance and reforms. He advised the industry and the national regulator, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on the Nigerian Civil Aviation Act. Mr Anga was appointed by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority as a member of a legal review committee for the revision of the draft Nigerian Civil Aviation Economic Regulations and also as a member of the appeal panel on safety violations, set up under the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulation.

Fubara received a BA in economics and political science from Yale University in 1980, and a BA (1983) and an MA (1988) in law from the University of Cambridge.

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

WWL says: Lawrence Fubara Anga is much respected in the aviation space for his expertise when it comes to advising clients on lending and financing matters.

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

Who's Who Legal Aviation: Finance

Fubara is head of the firm's aviation, maritime and financial services practice groups. Qualified to practise law in Nigeria, Ghana, and England and Wales, he has a strong multidisciplinary background in law, economics, management and fiscal policy. He appears as counsel before all superior courts in Nigeria and has acted as counsel or party-appointed arbitrator in several arbitration proceedings.

Fubara has attended and facilitated several aviation-related courses and seminars around the world. These include the annual IATA aviation legal seminars and the ABA aerospace law forum. He is a member of the forum on air and space law of the American Bar Association and the aeronautical committee in the SBL of the International Bar Association. He is the founder of the Nigerian Aviation Law Society and pioneer chairman, aviation section, SBL of the Nigerian Bar Association. He authored the Nigeria chapter of the Aircraft Repossession and Enforcement, published by Kluwer Law International.

Some of his major transactions include acting as Nigerian legal adviser to the Export-Import Bank of the United States; the guaranteed loan agent and the guaranteed lenders in respect of the financing of an aircraft lease worth over US$25 million; advising on the recovery of the rent due on the aircrafts leased to Aero Contractors and on the repossession of the aircrafts; and advising Arik Air on aircraft financing in Nigeria and the applicable taxes in respect of such financing.

Fubara was invited by the World Bank as an expert to a joint workshop in Montreal with ATAG and ICAO on "Maximising Civil Aviation's Economic Impact". He was chairman of the legal and regulatory subcommittee of Nigeria's Federal Ministry of Aviation national steering committee on safety, quality assurance and reforms. He advised the industry and the national regulator, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on the Nigerian Civil Aviation Act. Mr Anga was appointed by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority as a member of a legal review committee for the revision of the draft Nigerian Civil Aviation Economic Regulations and also as a member of the appeal panel on safety violations, set up under the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulation.

Fubara received a BA in economics and political science from Yale University in 1980, and a BA (1983) and an MA (1988) in law from the University of Cambridge.

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

WWL says: Lawrence Fubara Anga is well known by peers around the world who commend his excellent work on major aviation transactions.

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

Who's Who Legal Aviation: Regulatory

Fubara is head of the firm's aviation, maritime and financial services practice groups. Qualified to practise law in Nigeria, Ghana, and England and Wales, he has a strong multidisciplinary background in law, economics, management and fiscal policy. He appears as counsel before all superior courts in Nigeria and has acted as counsel or party-appointed arbitrator in several arbitration proceedings.

Fubara has attended and facilitated several aviation-related courses and seminars around the world. These include the annual IATA aviation legal seminars and the ABA aerospace law forum. He is a member of the forum on air and space law of the American Bar Association and the aeronautical committee in the SBL of the International Bar Association. He is the founder of the Nigerian Aviation Law Society and pioneer chairman, aviation section, SBL of the Nigerian Bar Association. He authored the Nigeria chapter of the Aircraft Repossession and Enforcement, published by Kluwer Law International.

Some of his major transactions include acting as Nigerian legal adviser to the Export-Import Bank of the United States; the guaranteed loan agent and the guaranteed lenders in respect of the financing of an aircraft lease worth over US$25 million; advising on the recovery of the rent due on the aircrafts leased to Aero Contractors and on the repossession of the aircrafts; and advising Arik Air on aircraft financing in Nigeria and the applicable taxes in respect of such financing.

Fubara was invited by the World Bank as an expert to a joint workshop in Montreal with ATAG and ICAO on "Maximising Civil Aviation's Economic Impact". He was chairman of the legal and regulatory subcommittee of Nigeria's Federal Ministry of Aviation national steering committee on safety, quality assurance and reforms. He advised the industry and the national regulator, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on the Nigerian Civil Aviation Act. Mr Anga was appointed by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority as a member of a legal review committee for the revision of the draft Nigerian Civil Aviation Economic Regulations and also as a member of the appeal panel on safety violations, set up under the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulation.

Fubara received a BA in economics and political science from Yale University in 1980, and a BA (1983) and an MA (1988) in law from the University of Cambridge.

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

WWL says: Lawrence Fubara Anga is highly sought after by clients for his extensive experience and deep regulatory understanding of the aviation sector.

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

Who's Who Legal Banking: Finance

Lawrence Fubara Anga heads the banking and financial services practice group of Aelex. He is admitted to practise in Nigeria, England and Wales, and Ghana. He appears as counsel before all superior courts in Nigeria and has acted as counsel or party-appointed arbitrator in several arbitration proceedings.

He advises domestic and international banks, financial institutions and financial industry regulators on transactional and regulatory issues as well as on other matters relating to banking, financial services and capital markets. His practice includes advising banks and financial institutions on banking regulations, capitalisation issues, structuring of financial transactions, and compliance with financial industry regulators. He advises clients from around the world on direct and portfolio foreign investment in Nigeria.

He advised the federal government on review of the Investment and Securities Act. He was invited as a member of the presidential policy advisory committee where he was a member of the subcommittee on finance and investment. He authored the committee’s policy paper on foreign investment and privatisation.

He advises on finance on transactions in the oil and gas, telecoms, power, and infrastructure sectors. Fubara’s recent transactions include advising Etisalat Nigeria on the refinancing of its medium-term loan worth around US$1.2 billion, acting as legal counsel to the Exclusive Mandated Lead Arranger in raising a loan facility totaling more than US$100 million for the acquisition of a 100 per cent shareholding in a gas-fired 1,020MW power generation asset, following the sale by the federal government of assets of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria, PHCN, under its privatisation programme for the power sector and representing General Electric in the raising of a multimillion US dollar loan facility.

Fubara was chairman of the Capital Markets Solicitors Association. He was also the chairman of the Central Bank of Nigeria SMIES policy guidelines review committee. He has obtained advanced certification in project finance from the CLDP and Eximbank (US), in venture capital from the Venture Capital Institute (US) and in entrepreneurial development from the United Nations Centre for Transnational Corporations. He was a member of the Federal Ministry of Finance Committee on drafting a code of ethics for capital market regulators. He is currently a member of the capital markets master plan committee and the CMC rules and compliance subcommittee of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

He received a BA in economics and political science from Yale University in 1980 and a BA (1983) and MA (1988) in law from the University of Cambridge.

WWL says: Lawrence Fubara Anga is an esteemed figure in the Nigerian legal market who is well known for his strong understanding of structured finance and regulatory compliance matters across the banking sector. ​

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

Who's Who Legal Nigeria - Banking

Fubara heads the banking and financial services practice group of AÉLEX. He is admitted to practise in Nigeria, England and Wales, and Ghana. He appears as counsel before all superior courts in Nigeria and has acted as counsel or party-appointed arbitrator in several arbitration proceedings.

He advises domestic and international banks, financial institutions and financial industry regulators on transactional and regulatory issues as well as on other matters relating to banking, financial services and capital markets. His practice includes advising banks and financial institutions on banking regulations, capitalisation issues, structuring of financial transactions, and compliance with financial industry regulators. He advises clients from around the world on direct and portfolio foreign investment in Nigeria.

He advised the federal government on review of the Investment and Securities Act. He was invited as a member of the Presidential Policy Advisory Committee where he was a member of the subcommittee on finance and investment. He authored the committee's policy paper on foreign investment and privatisation.

He provides advice on finance to entities in the oil and gas, telecoms, power and infrastructure sectors. Some of the transactions Fubara has worked on include advising a syndicate of banks on an ECA backed financing of the reclamation of land from the Lagos Lagoon under a public-private partnership with the Lagos state government, advising a syndicate of banks on a $800 million reserved based lending facility in respect of the acquisition by a borrower of participating interest in an oil mining lease in Nigeria. He also acted as legal adviser to a conglomerate of banks on a $101 million syndicated loan facility in respect of the acquisition of a power plant. He also advised a development finance institution on a $100 million unsecured line of credit to a local bank for on-lending to small and medium-sized enterprises and financing renewable energy and energy-efficient projects.

Fubara was chairman of the Capital Markets Solicitors Association. He was also the chairman of the Central Bank of Nigeria SMIES policy guidelines review committee. He was a member of the Federal Ministry of Finance committee on drafting a code of ethics for capital market regulators. He was also the chairman of the regulatory and oversight sub-committee of the capital markets master plan committee and a member of the rules and compliance committee of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

He received a BA in economics and political science from Yale University in 1980 and a BA (1983) and MA (1988) in law from the University of Cambridge. He has obtained advanced certification in project finance from the CLDP and Eximbank (USA), in venture capital from the Venture Capital Institute - USA, and in entrepreneurial development from the United Nations Centre for Transnational Corporations.

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

WWL says: Lawrence Fubara Anga is a distinguished banking lawyer with an excellent reputation in the market thanks to his strong commercial practice and intricate knowledge of banking regulations.

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

Who's Who Legal Nigeria - Energy, Natural Resources & Mining

Fubara heads the banking and financial services practice group of AÉLEX. He is admitted to practise in Nigeria, England and Wales, and Ghana. He appears as counsel before all superior courts in Nigeria and has acted as counsel or party-appointed arbitrator in several arbitration proceedings.

He has been involved in project finance, banking and capital markets transactions for over 30 years. He advised the federal government on review of the Investment and Securities Act. He was invited as a member of the presidential policy advisory committee where he was a member of the subcommittee on finance and investment. He authored the committee's policy paper on foreign investment and privatisation.

Fubara advises on financing in oil and gas, telecoms, power, and infrastructure projects. Some transactions of the group include advising a syndicate of banks on an ECA backed financing of the reclamation of land from the Lagos Lagoons under a Public Private Partnership with the Lagos state government; advising a development finance institution on a $100 million unsecured line of credit to a local bank for on-lending to small and medium-sized enterprises and financing renewable energy and energy efficient projects; advising the borrower on a $2 billion facility for the financing of a deep sea commercial and private port in a free trade zone in Lagos state; and advising the borrower in respect of a $171 million financing towards the proposed development of a multi-purpose port terminal in Lagos state and structuring its investment in line with applicable laws and regulations.

He obtained an advanced certification in project finance from the CLDP and Eximbank (USA), in venture capital from the Venture Capital Institute - USA, and in entrepreneurial development from the United Nations Centre for Transnational Corporations.

He received a BA in economics and political science from Yale University in 1980 and a BA (1983) and MA (1988) in law from the University of Cambridge.

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

WWL says: Lawrence Fubara Anga is a distinguished energy lawyer who is "certainly a name worth knowing" for complex projects in Nigeria.

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

Who's Who Legal Project Finance

Lawrence Fubara Anga heads the banking and financial services practice group of Aelex. He is admitted to practise in Nigeria, England and Wales, and Ghana.

He advises on transactions in the oil and gas, telecoms, power, and infrastructure sectors. He advises domestic and international banks, financial institutions and financial industry regulators on transactional and regulatory issues as well as on other matters relating to banking, financial services and capital markets. His practice includes advising banks and financial institutions on banking regulations, capitalisation issues, structuring of financial transactions, and compliance with financial industry regulators. He advises clients from around the world on direct and portfolio foreign investment in Nigeria.

He advised the federal government on review of the Investment and Securities Act. He was invited as a member of the presidential policy advisory committee where he was a member of the subcommittee on finance and investment. He authored the committee's policy paper on foreign investment and privatisation.

Fubara is the chairman of the board of trustees of the investors’ protection fund of the Nigerian Stock Exchange. He was chairman of the Capital Markets Solicitors Association. He was also the chairman of the Central Bank of Nigeria SMIES policy guidelines review committee. He has obtained advanced certification in project finance from the CLDP and Eximbank (US), in venture capital from the Venture Capital Institute (US) and in entrepreneurial development from the United Nations Centre for Transnational Corporations. He was a member of the Federal Ministry of Finance Committee on drafting a code of ethics for capital market regulators.

He appears as counsel before all superior courts in Nigeria and has acted as counsel or party-appointed arbitrator in several arbitration proceedings.

He received a BA in economics and political science from Yale University in 1980 and a BA (1983) and MA (1988) in law from the University of Cambridge.

WWL says: Lawrence Fubara Anga is a prominent figure in the Nigerian market and is highlighted for his expert counsel in major project finance transactions.

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

Who's Who Legal Nigeria - Project Finance

Fubara heads the banking and financial services practice group of AÉLEX. He is admitted to practise in Nigeria, England and Wales, and Ghana. He appears as counsel before all superior courts in Nigeria and has acted as counsel or party-appointed arbitrator in several arbitration proceedings.

He has been involved in project finance, banking and capital markets transactions for over 30 years. He advised the federal government on review of the Investment and Securities Act. He was invited as a member of the presidential policy advisory committee where he was a member of the subcommittee on finance and investment. He authored the committee's policy paper on foreign investment and privatisation.

Fubara advises on financing in oil and gas, telecoms, power, and infrastructure projects. Some transactions of the group include advising a syndicate of banks on an ECA backed financing of the reclamation of land from the Lagos Lagoons under a Public Private Partnership with the Lagos state government; advising a development finance institution on a $100 million unsecured line of credit to a local bank for on-lending to small and medium-sized enterprises and financing renewable energy and energy efficient projects; advising the borrower on a $2 billion facility for the financing of a deep sea commercial and private port in a free trade zone in Lagos state; and advising the borrower in respect of a $171 million financing towards the proposed development of a multi-purpose port terminal in Lagos state and structuring its investment in line with applicable laws and regulations.

He obtained an advanced certification in project finance from the CLDP and Eximbank (USA), in venture capital from the Venture Capital Institute - USA, and in entrepreneurial development from the United Nations Centre for Transnational Corporations.

He received a BA in economics and political science from Yale University in 1980 and a BA (1983) and MA (1988) in law from the University of Cambridge.

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

WWL says: Lawrence Fubara Anga is a first-class project finance lawyer recognised for his excellent handling of power and infrastructure projects.

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

Who's Who Legal Nigeria - Shipping & Maritime

Fubara is head of the firm's aviation, shipping and maritime, and financial services practice groups. Qualified to practise law in Nigeria, Ghana and England and Wales, he has a strong multidisciplinary background in law, economics, management and fiscal policy. He appears as counsel before all superior courts in Nigeria and has acted as counsel or party-appointed arbitrator in several arbitration proceedings.

He has been involved in litigation and arbitration covering cross-border multi-jurisdictional disputes and claims in aviation, shipping, insurance, and banking and finance. His maritime experience includes charter party disputes, ship finance, investigations and eventual handling of collision incidents.

Fubara was invited by the World Bank as an expert to a joint workshop in Montreal with ATAG and ICAO on "Maximising Civil Aviation's Economic Impact". He was chairman of the legal and regulatory subcommittee of Nigeria's Federal Ministry of Aviation national steering committee on safety, quality assurance and reforms. He advised the industry and the national regulator, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on the Nigerian Civil Aviation Act. He was appointed by the NCAA as a member of a legal review committee for the revision of the draft Nigerian Civil Aviation Economic Regulations and also as a member of the appeal panel on safety violations, set up under the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulation.

Fubara received a BA in economics and political science from Yale University in 1980, and a BA (1983) and an MA (1988) in law from the University of Cambridge.

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

WWL says: Lawrence Fubara Anga is a widely respected figure in the Nigerian market where he enjoys a great reputation for his broad knowledge of maritime law matters.

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

Who's Who Legal Shipping

Fubara Anga is head of the firm’s aviation, maritime and financial services practice groups. Qualified to practise law in Nigeria, Ghana and England and Wales, he has a strong multidisciplinary background in law, economics, management and fiscal policy. He appears as counsel before all superior courts in Nigeria and has acted as counsel or party-appointed arbitrator in several arbitration proceedings.

Mr Anga has attended and facilitated several aviation-related courses and seminars around the world. These include the annual lATA aviation legal seminars and the ABA aerospace law forum. He is a member of the forum on air and space law of the American Bar Association and the aeronautical committee in the SBL of the International Bar Association. He was an honorary delegate for Nigeria at the 5th ICAO World Air Transport Conference held in Montreal, and at the 35th General Assembly of ICAO, held in Montreal. Fubara is the founder and president of the Nigerian Aviation Law Society and pioneer chairman, aviation section, SBL of the Nigerian Bar Association. He authored the Nigeria chapter of Aircraft Repossession and Enforcement, published by Kluwer Law International, as well as the Nigeria chapter on “Aviation Finance and Leasing”, published in Getting the Deal Through.

Some of his major transactions include acting as Nigerian legal adviser to the Export-Import Bank of the United States; the guaranteed loan agent and the guaranteed lenders in respect of the financing of an aircraft lease worth over US$25 million; advising on the recovery of the rent due on the aircrafts leased to Aero Contractors and on the repossession of the aircrafts; and advising Arik Air on aircraft financing in Nigeria and the applicable taxes in respect of such financing.

Fubara was invited by the World Bank as an expert to a joint workshop in Montreal with ATAG and ICAO on "Maximising Civil Aviation's Economic Impact". He was chairman of the legal and regulatory subcommittee of Nigeria's Federal Ministry of Aviation national steering committee on safety, quality assurance and reforms. He advised the industry and the national regulator, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on the Nigerian Civil Aviation Act. Mr Anga was appointed by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority as a member of a legal review committee for the revision of the draft Nigerian Civil Aviation Economic Regulations and is also a member of the appeal panel on safety violations, set up under the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulation.

Fubara received a BA in economics and political science from Yale University in 1980, and a BA (1983) and an MA (1988) in law from the University of Cambridge.

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

WWL says: Lawrence Fubara Anga draws high praise from peers who consider him a top name for a range of shipping matters including sophisticated financings and disputes. ​

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

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