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Commercial Litigation and Arbitration-ADR

Commercial Litigation and Arbitration/ADR

Our litigation team emphasizes the firm's commitment to its clients by responding aggressively with formidable and resourceful litigation capability, when they become involved in disputes that cannot be settled by the parties themselves. The firm handles a range of corporate and commercial disputes before the Federal and State High Courts, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Nigeria. This group is led by a member of the inner bar whose distinguished rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria is Nigeria's highest mark of distinction, quality and experience.

An invaluable contributor to positive results for A&O clients is a modern and resourceful litigation support and paralegal team. We have developed many methods to keep costs in good perspective. Our litigation practice draws on its intimate knowledge of our clients’ businesses and our ability to respond creatively to their problems. This knowledge enables us to resolve their disputes efficiently. The firm is a leading practice in the area of product liability.

Our litigation lawyers offer expertise in: Company & Corporate law litigation, Contract claims of varied complexity; Admiralty and Shipping; Insolvency and Tax appeals; Intellectual property actions; Environmental and product liability defence involving multi-suit and multi-party representative actions. The firm acts as leading defence to the largest tobacco multinational in multiple reimbursements instituted by State Governments in Nigeria, the remedy of medical expenses allegedly arising from the use of tobacco products. The firm contributed the Nigerian chapters in the following “Getting the Deal Through – Product Recall 2010”. Subsequently updated in the 2011 edition of the Journal – published by Law Business Research Limited. ADR and Arbitration services are provided firm-wide, this is actively encouraged, for the very peculiar interests of commerce-quick, effective, binding and final resolutions are recommended. At A&O our experienced and highly qualified arbitration counsel provide vital expert advice and representation.

The firm is a member of Nigeria's International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) with one of its senior partners serving on the ICC International Court of Arbitration and the Commission of Arbitration in Paris between 2000 and 2005. A&O is a member of the Lagos Court of Arbitration; the firm is also a founding member of Maritime Arbitrators Association of Nigeria (MAAN).

With counsel in the firm being associates, members and Fellows of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the firm often acts as counsel in international and domestic arbitration. Ajumogobia & Okeke is clearly a leader in ADR with members holding International Mediation accreditation and practice experience in construction adjudication. Our knowledge base, vast and specific, led to the firm playing a significant role in both National Arbitration Law reform and the evolution of the Arbitration Law 2009, for Nigeria’s commercial capital.