ADEKWU EMONYE LL.B, LL.M (UK), BL, MCIArb

 

Adekwu holds a Master's degree in Construction law from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland where he graduated in the upper percentage of his class. He holds an LL.B from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2003 and to the Bar of England and Wales in 2013. He worked in various leading law firms before setting up 24 Law Chambers. 

 

With an unyielding focus on service and result delivery, Adekwu regularly acts as negotiator, arbitrator, litigator and adviser to clients. His astute understanding of issues enables him to quickly focus on real issues thereby ensuring cost and time -savings to clients.

 

Recent transactions which Adekwu has handled include; successfully representing an indigenous oil company with regards to a dispute regarding the ownership of a tank farm valued at $500m; the representation of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria with regards to the enforcement of a personal guarantee in respect of a $15m loan; advising on the takeover of a private resort in Lagos state and preparation of all documentation related thereto; advising on legal issues involved in the management of a multibillion naira estate in Ikoyi, Lagos; advising on real estate development and venture in Abuja and environs with a targeted value of $100m with a 7 years strategy; assisting a team of UK lawyers with regards to the defence of a Nigerian politician charged for money laundering and related offences; acting on behalf of a UK family with regards to the adoption of a Nigerian daughter; etc

 

Adekwu is trained in money laundering and fraud compliance by the United Nations and is currently studying for an MBA from the University of South Wales. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK and Nigerian branches), the International Bar Association and the Nigerian Bar Association. Adekwu sits on the board of several private companies. He speaks two of the three major Nigerian languages fluently.