LITIGATION/ARBITRATION

Disputes are an unhappy facet of business life. Even when you win, they can be costly, time-consuming, and distracting from your business objectives and daily operations.

Our goal is to reduce these burdens by assembling a team of legal experts and skilled advocates who understand each client’s interests – not only in the dispute but beyond it – and are committed to obtaining the best possible results, whether by alternative dispute resolution methods, formal arbitration, or, if necessary, full litigation.

Our leading services


  • Representation in trial and appellate courts and tribunals throughout Nigeria
  • Representation in both domestic and international arbitration
  • A team of legal experts and skilled litigators assembled to fit with each client’s industry or business sector and the nature of the issues at stake
  • Proactive dispute resolution management to anticipate and, when possible, avoid unnecessary delays or procedural complications
  • A “litigator’s perspective” to support our advice about non-contentious matters, by pointing out the possible obstacles and pitfalls and helping our clients design dispute-avoidance strategies

Some instances of how we have helped our clients

  • Successfully defended a major UK-based law firm, and two of its partners in multiple suits against them in Nigeria.
  • Successfully defended a multinational oil company in a suit filed by members of a host community, regarding royalties and rental payments allegedly owed them from our client’s oil exploration.
  • Successfully secured the dismissal of a winding-up petition against a leading indigenous oil company.
  • Successfully secured dismissal of several suits against our clients - major international oil companies, by their host communities.
  • Successfully defended several major oil companies in multiple lawsuits for claims arising from oil spills in various communities in the Niger Delta region.
  • Successfully defended several clients operating in different sectors of the economy against wrongful dismissal/termination claims by former employees.
  • Successfully prosecuted and/or defended corporate and individual clients in suits bordering on complex contract disputes, libel and torts, at both trial and appellate courts.