Foundation Chambers > Lagos, Nigeria > Firm Profile
Foundation Chambers Offices
7th Floor, Architecht’s Place
2 Idowu Taylor Street, PO Box 70611, Victoria Island
Foundation Chambers > The Legal 500 RankingsFoundation Chambers is ‘well-respected’ and ‘well-recognised’ in the shipping sector, with a particular focus on the disputes space in which the firm acts on some of the most high-profile mandates, alongside additional transactional and project finance work. The team is led by Kashimana Tsumba, who brings her broad experience in maritime disputes, working alongside managing partner Luke Chidi Ilogu, who ‘has vast experience in maritime law, labour matters, dispute resolution and international law‘.
Luke Chidi Ilogu; Kashimana Tsumba
‘A strong maritime practice and well-respected in the market.’
‘Foundation Chambers is unique because of the good leadership, communication, access to resources and understanding of each team member.’
‘The team has a positive attitude and humility, and are consistently working hard.’
‘The professionalism which Foundation Chambers exhibits is outstanding. The firm has a way of dissecting briefs in a manner which shows an ability to look beyond the surface, and the team advises objectively without major emphasis on compensation. With immense information and experience over the years, they have been able to guide us into taking best decision through their opinions.’
‘Chidi Ilogu (SAN) has vast experience in maritime law, labour matters, dispute resolution and international law. We value his professionalism and meticulousness. Kashimana Tsumba has experience in company law, labour law and dispute resolution. We value her thoroughness and timeliness.’
‘This is a highly professional legal practice. They are prompt in providing legal advise and other services, and they have a diverse and highly efficient workforce that includes women at the top levels. They are well-recognized in the Nigerian maritime industry.’
‘The team has attention to details, a fast response time, are highly professional and are well-versed in maritime practice.’
Tin-can Island Container Terminal Ltd
Lagos and Niger Shipping Agencies Ltd
CMA CGM Nigeria Shipping Ltd
Bollore Transport and Logistics Nigeria Ltd
Nigerian Ports Authority
Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency
Ports & Cargo Handling Services Ltd
West African Ventures Limited
Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria
Mariteam Nigeria Limited
Seaport Terminal Operators Association of Nigeria
Shippers Association of Nigeria
ENL Consortium Limited
Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents (Kano Chapter)
Fatoun Logistics Ltd
Clyde & Co. Europe
Colmar Marine Nigeria Limited
Bourbon Interoil Nigeria Limited
ILF Engineers Nigeria Limited
RK Offshore Management Pte Ltd and RK Offshore Management Nig. Ltd
- Reviewed and drafted extant Regulations made pursuant to the Merchant Shipping Act 2007 for the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency.
- Representing a group of terminal operators in the negotiation of the renewal of their 25-year lease agreements in transactions collectively worth US$25million.
- Represented Alraine Shipping Agencies Ltd successfully in a US$1.8million cargo claim by IBWAS Ltd and Y. R. Onibipe & Sons Ltd.
Foundation Chambers > Firm Profile
The firm: Foundation Chambers is a specialised firm committed to high ethical standards in the provision of integrated legal services mainly to the maritime, aviation and oil and gas industries.
The firm was established in 1999 by Mr Luke Chukwudi Ilogu, SAN who was formerly a partner in the law firm of Abuka, Ajegbo, Ilogu & Nwaogu (AAIN), one of the foremost corporate law firms in Nigeria at the time.
Foundation Chambers commenced operations in September 1999 and specialises in international transportation law with competences in maritime, shipping, international trade, aviation and related areas. Currently, there are seven fee-earners in the practice and eight dedicated support staff.
The vision of the firm is to practise law with the highest Christian and ethical standards, providing quality services to its select clientele. To this end, the firm consists of practitioners with varied competences in its main areas of practice. Its core values are: integrity, diligence and excellence in service.
Areas of practice
International transportation: this department advises on all aspects of shipping and aviation law including: admiralty; shipping; carriage by sea; cargo claims; ship chartering; ship sale and purchase; ship financing and ship mortgages; cabotage compliance services; P&I clubs; marine insurance; maritime consultancy; legislative drafting; passenger/cargo claims; port terminal operations; wet and dry leasing of aircraft; aviation insurance; civil aviation compliance; carriage conventions; and consultancy services.
Oil and gas: this department advises on all aspects of oil and gas laws including: exploration and production contracts; promotion of oil and gas joint ventures; petroleum refinery; tanker operations and support services; local content services; industry health and safety issues; oil and gas project finance; and renewable energy and climate change
Corporate and commercial: this department handles all aspects of: corporate and commercial law; labour and tax law; project and asset finance; international trade and documentary credits; telecommunications; and company secretarial services.
Litigation/alternative dispute resolution (ADR): the firm also undertakes litigation, mediation and arbitration relating to its areas of practice.
|Admiralty||Luke Chidi Ilogu (SAN)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Arbitration||Luke Chidi Ilogu (SAN)||email@example.com|
|Aviation||Luke Chidi Ilogu (SAN)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Capital market operations||Juliana Okeke||J.email@example.com|
|Capital market operations||Paul Adetipefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Capital market operations||Kashimana Tsumbaemail@example.com|
|Commercial and corporate transactions||Juliana Okeke||J.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Commercial and corporate transactions||Paul Adetipeemail@example.com|
|Commercial and corporate transactions||Mojisola Jaiye-Gbenlefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Company secretarial services||Kashimana Tsumbaemail@example.com|
|Company secretarial services||Juliana Okeke||J.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Company secretarial services||Paul Adetipeemail@example.com|
|Maritime consultancy||Luke Chidi Ilogu (SAN)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Maritime consultancy||Mojisola Jaiye-Gbenleemail@example.com|
|Maritime consultancy||Kashimana Tsumbafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Marine and aviation insurance||Luke Chidi Ilogu (SAN)||email@example.com|
|Marine and aviation insurance||Kashimana Tsumbafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Marine and aviation insurance||Mojisola Jaiye-Gbenleemail@example.com|
|Oil and gas||Luke Chidi Ilogu (SAN)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Oil and gas||Joseph Amadiemail@example.com|
|Oil and gas||Adedamola Kikiowofirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ship financing and chartering||Luke Chidi Ilogu (SAN)||email@example.com|
|Ship financing and chartering||Kashimana Tsumbafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ship financing and chartering||Joseph Amadiemail@example.com|
|Ship financing and chartering||Adedamola Kikiowofirstname.lastname@example.org|
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 7 Number of Admin Staff : 8
MembershipsNigerian Bar Association Chartered Insitute of Arbitrators Centre for Petroleum Information International Bar Association Maritime Arbitrators Association of Nigeria Nigerian Chamber of Shipping Nigerian Maritime Law Association Capital Market Solicitors Association of Nigeria Association of International Petroleum Negotiators
OtherOther offices : Abuja* Other offices : Port Harcourt*
- Shipping and transport