Optimum aut Nihil
Either the Best or Nothing
Our staff are handpicked lawyers and support staff properly trained and highly motivated persons who are honed in client satisfaction and pride; persons who have reached the very peak of their careers and use that to serve not just our clients but indeed humanity.
The Principal Partner
Prof. Andrew I. Chukwuemerie, (formerly Okekeifere), SAN, FCIArb (UK), FICIArb
Prof. Andrew I. Chukwuemerie is involved in an extensive Arbitration, ADR and Litigation practice of both international and domestic characters. He is also a regular speaker at Arbitration and ADR fora within and outside Africa. As at mid-2022 he has authored 5 very well received practice texts, 12 chapters in other books and about 50 journal articles published in all the contents of the globe, mostly in the Commercial Law areas.
A top grade scholar and award winner from his earliest times, Prof. Chukwuemerie, SAN has the honour of having become a Professor of Law within one of the shortest periods ever and at an equally remarkably young age. He also enjoyed the privilege of combining the ranks of Professor and a Senior Advocate (SAN, the equivalent of Queen’s Counsel QC in the UK) at the youngest physical and professional ages so far in the country. He is the initiator of the concept of an International Customary Law Arbitration with roots in Africa, Asia and the Americas, a good compliment of the strategies of NEPAD i.e. the New Partnership for African Development. He is a highly respected arbitrator and litigator within and outside Africa.
His Specialisation: International Commercial Arbitration, Maritime, Oil and Gas, Transnational Economic and Monetary Transactions, Commercial Litigation, Secured Credit Transactions, Information Technology etc.
Professional Associations: Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London; London Court of International Arbitration; Arbitrator & Mediator, World Intellectual Property Organisation, Switzerland; Nigeria Bar Association; Nigerian Society of International Law; International Bar Association (Section on Business Law); Advocates International; Society for Corporate Governance, Nigeria; LCIA MIACArbitration Centre, Mautitius.
Some of the Senior/Key Lawyers
Dr. Obiageli Chukwuemerie
Mrs. Chukwuemerie has had a wide practice experience spanning some big and respected law firms and the Ministry of Justice, Enugu “State of Nigeria. She is strong in the Alternative Dispute resolution mechanisms and Solicitor’s work.
Alternative Dispute Resolution; Communication Law; Air Law; Company Secretarial Work; Mergers, Acquisition and Reconstruction; Real Estate; Revenue Law; Insurance,
Prof. N. J. Udombana (Consultancies)
Another top grade scholar, Prof. Udombana is a very authoritative voice in International Law particularly in the areas of Development Studies and International Human Rights. He is the author of about 60 articles in learned journals across the continents as well as a visiting Professor in Universities in Canada, Europe and Africa.
Treaties, Cross-border Litigations, Human Rights, Drafting and Documentation, Solicitors work.
M. N. Nwatu, Esq.
Mr. Nwatu does extensive litigation particularly in the areas of Banking and Finance, realty and claims in torts. With over two decades of active work in his chosen areas he is a good part of our team.
Litigation, Banking and Finance, Real Estate, Media and Communications, Taxation, Personal Injury Compensations
Helen is a gifted Solicitor and negotiator with an eye for details and the firm’s policy of perfection. She has 23 years of experience in her chosen areas.
Insurance, Taxation, Insolvencies, Stock Exchange and Capitalisation generally.
A team of these and other lawyers in the firm serves our clients with a commitment to be the best or nothing, for the benefit of those clients, our noble profession and the larger society.
Ezugwu, Chukwuma Peter LL.B (UNN); B.L (Nig.)
Peter is a seasoned litigator and corporate practitioner with core Courtroom experience in diverse areas of law where his expertise is engaged in achieving maximum clients’ satisfactions. He is currently an Associate in the firm. He believes that every legal issue has a legal solution; such a go-getter with unmatched passion for recording resounding success in any dispute he handles for the clients. Peter renders wide range of legal and technical advice to the firm’s individual and corporate clients. He is a Corporate and Commercial law enthusiast.
Ekwebelem, Sopunuchi Joshua LLB and BL
Ekwebelem, Sopunuchi Joshua LLB and BL, a graduate of Rivers State University of Science and Technology. He is vigorously passionate and a force to reckon with in litigation, property and corporate practices globally. He has a great skill in creative endeavors and produce ideas, concepts and strategies to any legal issue. An accredited agent of the Corporate Affairs Commission and maintains a profile with Federal Inland Revenue Services.
Chidera Francis Ogbu
Chidera Francis Ogbu, is an associate with Messrs Okibe Lawhouse and a versatile litigator. As a legal practitioner across several industries, Mr Ogbu, (LL. B, UNIZIK; B. L. (Nig) AICMC) also provides legal counsel, guidance and information to corporate firms, business development strategists, business analysts, real estate firms and commercial system analysts as well as other professionals in the corporate finance industry. He has a particular interest in contract formation, agreements, regulation and patenting of inventions, and copyrighting of creative work.
Client engagement is pivotal to successful litigation; hence, Mr Ogbu, has pledged commitment to a high level of communication; taking time to sincerely involve clients and incorporate their goals, concerns, and core values.