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Abuka & Partners 
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Main Office: Lagos, Nigeria

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Abuka & Partners, Legal Practitioners, has been practicing under the name and style Abuka Ajegbo Ilogu & Nwaogu, which was founded on March 28, 1979 by the four name-partners who had practised individually and separately until that date. The partners have been in the legal profession since 1970.

The firm expanded to Port Harcourt on October 1, 1980, following the increasing needs of clients in commerce and industry in eastern states of Nigeria.

The Abuja office was set up in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja in 1987, initially with a view to effectively providing the complex and sophisticated legal services required by a major multi-national corporate client, with businesses in over ninety countries around the world. As the seat of Government has gradually moved from Lagos to Abuja, our law firm is in the best position to conduct dealings with Government on behalf of our clients from our own offices in the new capital. The firm has won the respect of the Nigerian government and of foreign embassies in Nigeria.

We are members of the Nigerian Bar Association, the International Bar Association, the American Bar Association (International Associates), the Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO-Associate Member), the Lagos Chamber of Commerce, the Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce, the Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce, the Nigerian-German Business Council, and Equipment Leasing Association of Nigeria.

Following a restructuring of the law firm we have adopted the shorter and simpler name Abuka & Partners, Legal Practitioners. We still retain our offices in the three most important business cities of Nigeria, namely Lagos, Port Harcourt and Abuja.

The firm represents a large number of international clients and collaborates with correspondent and associate law firms around the world.

We maintain the highest standards of professionalism, ethics and integrity. The firm recognizes that every client is unique and, to that extent, our service to each is personalized as if clients were our only clients. We treat each client's business in strict confidentiality. We detail a "managing attorney" for all the work performed for each client.

We are responsive to our clients' enquiries and have good understanding of the way European and US companies like to do business. The firm has all the Nigerian statutes and case law in computer data-base, which is updated regularly in accordance with the developments in Nigerian law to ensure that the data-base is current.

Furthermore, the different branches of the law in which we specialize are segregated into divisions in our database. The heads of these divisions constantly update the database of their divisions and include benefits, knowledge and experience gained in seminars, workshops and refresher courses attended by members of the firm both locally and abroad. These facilitate computer aided research.

We adopt a syndicated approach to clients' needs. Syndication is the means by which specialists in different fields bring their skills together to bear upon each client's problems. Syndication ensures that the solutions we offer are indepth and comprehensive. It addresses all aspects of the matter in hand.

Statement of Practice Summary:
Business Law, Commercial Law, Company Law, Corporate Law, International Joint Ventures, Foreign Investments, International Trade, Legal Regulation of World Trade, Labour and Employment, Intellectual Property (Copyrights, Patents and Trademarks), Equipment Finance and Leasing, Banks and Banking, Capital and Money Markets, Securities, Secured Credit Transactions, Natural Resources (Oil & Gas, Solid Minerals), Law of the Sea, Admiralty and Maritime Law, Insurance Law, Government Contracts, Non-Profit and Charitable Organizations, Real Estate, Resorts and Leisure, Litigation.