Firm Profile > Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie > Lagos, Nigeria
Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie Offices
ST NICHOLAS HOUSE (12TH FLOOR)
CATHOLIC MISSION STREET
Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie > The Legal 500 Rankings
According to one client, Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie fields 'the most experienced all-round team of lawyers in Nigeria'. The seven-partner group is jointly led by Daniel Agbor, Aniekan Ukpanah and Yinka Edu. It is known for its 'outstanding capabilities' in syndicated and bilateral loans, debt capital markets, structured and leverage finance, project finance and asset finance, debt to equity conversions, Islamic banking and other derivative transactions. Nicholas Okafor, Adeola Sunmola and Onyinye Okafor are also recommended.
‘The most experienced all-round team of lawyers in Nigeria’
‘Recommended for its network of connections, responsiveness and highly practical advice.’
International Finance Corporation
GROFIN SGB Fund
Credit Suisse AG
Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC
Lafarge Africa PLC
‘Extremely thorough, helpful, and a capacity and ability to go the extra mile at any time without needing any prompting makes them stand head and shoulders above any other firm.’
‘Extremely high level of competence combined with a helpful and very friendly attitude.’
Carlyle Investment Management LLC
Roberts & Co Partners LLP
Dispute resolution Tier 1
At Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie, practice head Uzoma Azikiwe specialises in civil and commercial litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution (ADR). He is particularly strong in disputes connected with the energy, maritime, taxation, construction and telecoms. Elsewhere, Mena Ajakpovi is a name to note for IP disputes, with a focus on copyright and trade mark enforcement, licensing and broadcasting contracts. Festus Onyia is the other key partner for high-value commercial arbitration and litigation.
Equinor (formerly known as Statoil Nigeria Limited)
Abbot Investment (North Africa)
Schlumberger Nigeria Ltd
Virgin Atlantic Airways Limited
Energy and natural resources Tier 1
Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie is well-known for its full-service offering, which sees it advise on matters such as project finance, oil and gas M&A, and the acquisition and refurbishment of brownfield power plants, among other matters. Daniel Agbor frequently assists major multinational oil and gas companies with financing options in connection with the establishment of private refineries, foreign investments and the structuring of international debt funds. Aniekan Ukpanah specialises in syndicated and structured finance. Folake Elias-Adebowale and Adeola Sunmola are also recommended.
Real estate and construction Tier 1
Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie's presence in the Nigerian real estate market dates back over 30 years. It acts for domestic and international clients on land acquisitions, foreign investment approvals, and the financing and construction of major real estate projects. Managing partner Aniekan Ukpanah leads the team, which has been advising promoters, developers and investors on the construction and development of Jabi Lake Mall; on completion, this will be the largest mall in Nigeria.
‘The team showed excellence in its teamwork, openness and communication, and the very professional way it handled all activities related to us as a client. Communication and engagements with the team showed the level of in-house engagement with the team in the resolution of issues.’
Union Bank of Nigeria PLC
Cummins West Africa Limited
International Finance Corporation
The Incorporated Trustees of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Nigeria
Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie > Firm Profile
The firm: Founded in 1983 and consisting of 12 partners and 58 lawyers, Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie (‘UUBO’), is a full-service corporate and commercial law firm with offices in Nigeria’s key commercial centres and an affiliate in Ghana.
UUBO is privileged to work with diverse local and international clients to create and implement innovative and practical solutions that are designed to facilitate business in Nigeria and beyond. Where required, the firm’s lawyers are well placed to work with a select network of leading African and international law firms with whom they enjoy established, non-exclusive relationships.
The firm’s founding and core philosophy is that legal advice should be of the highest possible standard, accessible, commercially oriented and consistently sound on principle. The firm has developed a reputation for expeditiously enabling a wide range of transactions including those that are new to Nigeria, generating innovative and practical legal solutions, facilitating transactions and resolving disputes including those that are complex or unusual in the market.
The firm’s culture, diverse backgrounds, skills, insights from experience in other fields and the ‘hands-on’ collaborative approach of its teams all contribute to its recurrently high independent peer and client rankings across several practice area specialisations, which are underscored by what is currently one of the highest ratios of internationally recognised partners – and practice areas – per firm in the Nigerian legal market.
Areas of practice: UUBO is a full-service corporate and commercial law firm with specialisations including in the practice areas indicated above.
UUBO’s goal is to remain a preferred firm for facilitating corporate and commercial transactions of every description and resolving disputes in the rapidly changing world of Nigerian and African business and finance. The firm actively seeks to refine and to develop fresh skills and to acquire new expertise across its practice areas, to enable it to respond quickly and effectively to the evolution and rapid changes of the economies and markets in which the firm’s clients operate and do business. This approach enables the firm’s lawyers to set charges that reflect their knowledge and expertise rather than learning costs.
|Banking and finance||Dan Agbor|
|Banking and finance||Aniekan Ukpanah|
|Banking and finance||Yinka Edu|
|Banking and finance||Nicholas Okafor|
|Banking and finance||Adeola Sunmola|
|Business establishment and corporate immigration||Jumoke Lambo|
|Capital markets||Dan Agbor|
|Capital markets||Yinka Edu|
|Company secretarial services||Jumoke Lambo|
|Compliance and investigations||Dan Agbor|
|Compliance and investigations||Folake Elias-Adebowale|
|Compliance and investigations||Ozofu Ogiemudia|
|Compliance and investigations||Adeola Sunmola|
|Corporate advisory including M&A and restructuring||Dan Agbor|
|Corporate advisory including M&A and restructuring||Jumoke Lambo|
|Corporate advisory including M&A and restructuring||Folake Elias-Adebowale|
|Corporate advisory including M&A and restructuring||Yinka Edu|
|Corporate advisory including M&A and restructuring||Ozofu Ogiemudia|
|Intellectual property||Aniekan Ukpanah|
|Litigation, arbitration and ADR||Uzoma Azikiwe|
|Litigation, arbitration and ADR||Festus Onyia|
|Oil and gas||Myma Belo-Osagie|
|Oil and gas||Dan Agbor|
|Oil and gas||Folake Elias-Adebowale|
|Power, infrastructure and projects||Aniekan Ukpanah|
|Power, infrastructure and projects||Nicholas Okafor|
|Power, infrastructure and projects||Adeola Sunmola|
|Private equity||Dan Agbor|
|Private equity||Folake Elias-Adebowale|
|Private equity||Ozofu Ogiemudia|
|Pro bono||Yinka Edu|
|Pro bono||Ozofu Ogiemudia|
|Real estate||Aniekan Ukpanah|
|Telecommunications, media and technology||Myma Belo-Osagie|
|Telecommunications, media and technology||Jumoke Lambo|