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Uche Val Obi San, Managing Partner

Managing Partner Uche Val Obi SAN, explains how the Firm is adapting to its growth strategy and clients’ changing needs.

1) What do you see as the main points that differentiate Alliance Law Firm from your competitors?

At Alliance Law Firm we endeavour to understand clients’ peculiar needs and circumstances, and then leverage that with our experience to create bespoke value-added professional services. In doing that, we strive to converge law, business and policy.

2) Which practises do you see growing in the next 12 months? What are the drivers behind that?

The Technology, Intellectual Property, Entertainment and Media (ITEM) practice group of the Firm is experiencing a rapid growth. Similarly, our Dispute Resolution practice is growing faster. We have a strong team and are having more engagements in these areas.

3) What's the main change you've made in the firm that will benefit clients?

We have restructured, re – engineered the Firm and leveraged technology. We have also enhanced capacity by some lateral hiring of top industry practice leaders. A stronger Team driven by modern technology are now deployed to boost our service offering. Speed and efficiency are part of the natural results.

4) Is technology changing the way you interact with your clients, and the services you can provide them?

Quite a lot. Our system and processes are largely automated. We have invested quite a lot in technology. Storage, processing, research and retrieval of useful legal and management information within and outside the Firm are seamless. This helps to attain precision and efficiency in service delivery.

5) Can you give us a practical example of how you have helped a client to add value to their business?

We understand and focus on clients’ needs by deploying highly experienced professionals as team lead. We patiently listen to understand the clients need and carefully plan and execute the mandate professionally and in the most efficient manner.

6) Are clients looking for stability and strategic direction from their law firms? - where do you see the firm in three years time?

Our Firm would have consolidated its strategic growth initiatives and emerge as a reputable top tier Firm in Nigeria and possibly Africa within the next three years. We however need to work very hard to achieve this strategic goal obviously.

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