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Founded in 1983, Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie is a full-service corporate and commercial law firm with offices in Nigeria's key commercial centres and an affiliate in Ghana. Our 15 partners and 82 associates specialise in assisting local and international clients in creating and implementing innovative and practical solutions that are designed to facilitate business in Nigeria and in Africa. As a firm, we have developed a reputation for enabling a wide range of transactions, including those that are new to Nigeria, generating innovative legal solutions, facilitating complex transactions, and resolving disputes within a short space of time.
The firm's litigation, arbitration, and alternative dispute resolution team provides a full bouquet of services to clients across all our practice areas. Such services include representation before courts, arbitration, mediation and other tribunals, due diligence reviews, portfolio audits, acting as counsel in court-regulated transactions, and the drafting and review of local and cross-border transaction agreements. Members of this dynamic team also routinely support and advise our international law firm peers on Nigerian law matters and have been called upon to act as expert witnesses in the courts of the United Kingdom and the United States. The team also represents, as counsel, various national and multinational corporate organisations in disputes relating to coastal trade (cabotage), oil and gas, mining, dredging, construction, aviation and maritime arbitrations. The litigation team evaluates the litigation portfolios of target companies involved in financings, investments, mergers and acquisitions handled by the firm's corporate team, and routinely carries out comprehensive legal audits and risk assessments of these portfolios.
The wealth of experience of this vibrant team is vested in its members, many of whom are not only qualified barristers and solicitors, but also arbitrators, mediators and conciliators with practical experience in a diverse range of corporate and commercial matters. Members of the litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution team have written extensively on commercial litigation and arbitration issues in reputable journals within Nigeria and internationally.
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