a strong grasp of corporate law and intellectual property, a positive approach, and a solid work ethic, helps clients solve problems and achieve goals

Ekene is a core member of our Corporate / Commercial Practice Group, with experience in corporate governance, labour and employment law, regulatory compliance, company secretarial practice, and infrastructure. She regularly advises clients on foreign participation, divestment, acquisitions, oil and gas law issues, intellectual property, immigration, and pending legislation. She also represents clients in court in matters involving these issues.

A substantial part of Ekene’s practice focuses on the oil and gas sector, but she also understands the legal, regulatory, and business issues confronting other major companies, institutions, and public-private partnerships. She has been an important part of our Firm’s services to major clients in important matters, such as:

  • Our advice to a major international oil company regarding local oil and gas laws and regulations applicable in Rivers, Bayelsa, and Imo States, and their possible impact on the client’s operations there

  • Our recommendations to a major oil marketing company about improvements in its human resources policies, and drafting of the comprehensive employee’s handbook that the client now uses

  • Our advice to a private investor in a public-private partnership for the development of a N20 billion transportation project

  • Our advice to a state government on, and documentation of the corporate structure for, a Special Purpose Vehicle (i.e., a public-private partnership project) to develop the state’s eco-industrial park

  • Our drafting of an audit committee charter, corporate governance committee charter, anti-corruption policy, and whistle-blowing policy for a petrochemical company

professional affiliations

  • Nigerian Bar Association

  • Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria


  • Nigerian Law School (B.L)

  • Lagos State University (LL.B)

Ekene enjoys watching movies, watching football, and playing video games.

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