Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Mr. Kanyi attended the University of Benin in Nigeria, where he obtained a bachelor of laws degree in 1989. He proceeded to the Nigerian Law School, Lagos and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1990.
l-te joined one of the largest continuing, leading and reputable international commercial law firms, Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie, where he worked for 12 (twelve) years. During this period, Mr. Kanyi was recommended by the partners to head the firm’s office in Port Harcourt, a position he held competently and creditably for 5 (five) years. Mr. Kanyi’s experience cuts across a broad spectrum from litigation, oil and gas law, conveyancing, company secretarial practice to general legal advisory services. Mr. Kanyl is also registered with The Law Society, in the United Kingdom, which enables him to go into practice with solicitors in England and Wales.He specializes in:
• general corporate practice
• foreign investment
• energy and natural resources
• intellectual property law
• civil, corporate and commercial litigation
• banking and finance
• maritime law
• mergers and acquisitions
• commercial and property transactions
Mr. Kanyi was a key member of a World Bank team that organized the All-Africa Conference on Law, Justice and Development that was held in Abuja, Nigeria, from February 4 to 7, 2003 under the auspices of the Supreme Court of Nigeria and the patronage of His Excellency Olusegun Obasanjo, the immediate past President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The conference, the first of its kind, sought to seek means of promoting the rule of law and good governance in Africa in order to enhance Africa’s prospects for achieving the Millennium Development Goals. In addition, the Conference aimed at bringing together key African stakeholders, as well as experts from outside the continent to enable them to share their experiences with respect to legal and judicial reform activities.
Born in Accra, Ghana, Mr. Nurnafo holds an advanced Diploma in French language, literature and civilization from L’ Université de Grenoble, Grenoble France, 1982. He has taught the French language in various schools in Nigeria between 1983 and 1991, when he was admitted to study Law in the University of Ibadan. He graduated in 1997 and proceeded to the Nigerian Law School and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1999.
He joined Olaniwun Ajayi & Co. reputed to be one of the nations leading international and commercial law firms and later Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie. Mr. Numafo specializes in:
• capital market operations
• commercial and property transactions
• foreign investment
• general corporate matters.
• company secretarial practice
Born in Ilorin, Kwara State. Nigeria, Miss Ugowe attended the University of Ilorin, Kwara State, where she obtained a Bachelor of Laws Degree in 2005. She Proceeded to the Nigerian Law School, Bwari, Abuja and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2007.
She joined Babalakin&Co, a leading commercial and litigation law firm based in Lagos where she had her compulsory National Youths Service Scheme. Miss Ugowe specializes in;
• Commercial and civil litigation
• Commercial and property transactions
• Company secretarial matters
• Energy and natural resources
Miss Ugowe is a member of the Nigeria Bar Association and also a student member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administretor UK. (Nigeria Branch).
Mrs. Ososami attended the University of Jos, Nigeria where she obtained an LL.B in 1990. She subsequently attended the Nigerian Law School and was admitted to the Nigerian Bar as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 1991. She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in International Tax Law from Robert Kennedy College, Delemont, Switzerland.
Mrs. Ososami began her career in the oil industry as Assistant LegalfPub~ic Affairs Officer in Pan Ocean Oil (Nig.) Corporation. an oil operator in a Joint Venture with Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (“NNPC”). She later joined Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie, a leading Nigerian law firm as an Associate, before proceeding to set up Ososami & Co. Mrs. Osasami now practices as a senior partner with the law firm, Abraham & Co.
Since the inception of the firms, Mrs. Ososami has had vast experience in tax consulting. She was part of the team of lawyers that acted for Enron in its Power Purchase Agreement for electricity generating facilities in Lagos, Nigeria. She advised on the tax implication of the fiscal provisions contained in the Agreement. She also acted in collaboration with lawyers in a UK law firm for a consortium of foreign investors in advising on the tax consequences of a proposed Independent Power Project In Nigeria Mrs. Ososami offers tax-planning services to several companies with foreign investment, and is currently working on the tax implications of an NGL Field Development Project as well as the development of a Floating Liquefied Natural Gas project, offshore Nigeria.
Mrs. Ososami headed the tax department of Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie. Whilst at Udoma & Belo-Osagie, Mrs. Ososami coordinated Alsec Nominees Limited and Atsec Properties Limited~ the Company Secretarial and Property arms of the Firm. In 1996 Mrs. Ososami served as Personal Assistant to the Chairpersons of the Law & Order Committee of the 3RD Nigerian Economic Summit. In 1998 she acted as an independent legal adviser in the re-structuring of a Nigerian Insurance company.
Mrs. Ososami is an Associate and a member of the Annual Tax Conferences Committee of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria. She is also a member of the Tax Committee of the Business Law Section of the International Bar Association. She has published articles in Tax Planning International Review, a UK publication on international tax developments; Tax Notes International, a US international tax journal, and TPI E-commerce, a journal on international taxation of electronic business. She is also the publisher of Nigerian Tax News, an online tax newsletter.
Mr. Ojo attended Obafemi Awolowo University, lIe Ife, Oyo State, Nigeria where he obtained an LL.B in 1989. He thereafter proceeded to the Nigerian Law School and was admitted to the Nigerian Bar as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 1990. Mr. Ojo obtained a Masters Degree in law, in 1995 from the University of Lagos, Lagos State of Nigeria.
Mr. Ojo started his career with the law firm of Bayo Ojo & Co. as an Associate, a foremost litigation law firm. Thereafter, he moved to the law firm of F. 0.Shofolawe-Bakare as an Associate specializing in general litigation. In 1996 Mr. Ojo joined the prestigious law firm of Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie as an Associate.
In 2000, Mr. Ojo was made a Senior Associate and Managing Counsel of the firm’s Port Harcourt Office. Mr. Ojo’s responsibilities include corporate commercial litigation, drafting and review of contracts and legal documents, rendering legal opinions, legal research, writing reports, preparation of memoranda and documents in the areas of oil and gas law, contracts, banking and finance, liaising with clients and general office administration.
Mr. Ojo has vast experience in Corporate Commercial litigation, has attended several in house training seminars on oil and gas litigation, company law, contracts, international business transactions and general practice of law at the law firm of Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie.
Mr. Ojo is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, Nigerian Maritime Law
Association, Inter-Continental Consultants and The Chartered Institute of
Taxation of Nigeria.