Theophilus Emuwa

Theophilus Emuwa: Attorney with ÆLEX
  • Partner at ÆLEX (35 Attorneys)
  • 7th Floor, Marble House, 1, Kingsway Road, P.O. Box 52901, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria
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Biography

Theo's practice is focused on commercial law. He is widely acknowledged as one of Nigeria's leading tax practitioners. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria, and was the Vice Chair of the Tax Law Review Committee of the Institute. Deputy Consultant Editor, 'Nigerian Tax Notes'. Contributing Editor, 'Oil & Gas Law and Taxation Review' (published by Sweet & Maxwell, London) and a member, Editorial Board of 'The Trademark Reporter' (published by the International Trademark Association). He has published several articles on taxation and has presented papers at various seminars, workshops and conferences on taxation and other commercial law issues.

He regularly advises on Nigerian companies income and petroleum profits tax issues, corporate structures, shareholder rights and other corporate governance issues and drafted several shareholders and joint venture agreements.

He has provided advice on privatization options and strategies for clients, reviewed business process and procedures for operating in the petroleum sector, led several due diligence reviews and advised on environmental matters and compensation issues after an oil spill.

Professional Associations

Theo is an active member of the Section of Energy and Resources Law of the International Bar Association, the Section on Natural Resources and Energy Law of the American Bar Association, the UK Energy Lawyers Group, WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Centre, Institute of Intellectual Property Agents, International Trademark Association; Telecommunications Lawyers Association of Nigeria, African Telecommunications Think Tank. He is also a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, a member of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Energy Law of the Center for American and International Law, U. S. A. and the Honorary Secretary, Imperial College Alumni Association of Nigeria, Chairperson, Taxation Committee Section on Business Law Nigerian Bar Association (2005).

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Taxation
  • Telecommunications
  • Corporate/Commercial

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
+234-1-4617321; 4617322; 4617323; 2672032  Phone
+234-1-2692072; 4617092  Fax
www.aelex.com
University Attended:
Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London, London, England, B.Sc. Eng., Mechanical Engineering, ACGI, 1979
Law School Attended:
Polytechnic of Central London, London, England, Dip. Law, 1982; Nigerian Law School, B.L., 1984
Year of First admission:
1983
Admission:
1983, Barrister, England & Wales; 2000, Barrister and Solicitor, Ghana; 1984, Barrister and Solicitor, Nigeria 1984
Languages:
English and Ibo
ISLN:
907597276

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Lagos, Nigeria

  • Lagos, Nigeria
    7th Floor, Marble House , 1, Kingsway Road , P.O. Box 52901, Ikoyi
    Lagos,  
     Nigeria

    +234-1-4617321; 4617322; 4617323; 2672032 Phone

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