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. He has since his qualification as a lawyer been employed in top-notch commercial law firms where he garnered experience and developed expertise in a number of practice areas.

 

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 - advising on the takeover of a resort in Lagos state and preparation of appropriate documentation; 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 spanning a period of 15 years with a targeted value of $100m; advising a team of UK lawyers on the status of Nigerian law pertaining to Wills and general probate practices in on- going litigation worth approximately £3m; part of a team of UK and Nigerian lawyers retained for a criminal case with regards to the offences of corruption, fraud and money laundering. Adekwu also recently advised a corporate client in relation to oil subsidy allegations.

 

Adekwu is trained in money laundering and fraud compliance by the United Nations. 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.