Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie was established in 1983, and, with 62 lawyers, is one of the largest and oldest commercial law partnerships in Nigeria.
The firm is a full-service commercial law firm and is particularly well-regarded in its areas of practice which include: banking and finance, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, corporate advisory, energy and natural resources, private equity, project finance, telecommunications, tax, business establishment and immigration services, litigation and alternative dispute resolution, company secretarial services, intellectual property, employment law, asset management and collective investment schemes, infrastructure and private public partnerships, real estate, aviation and shipping.
Clients include local and international companies, local and international banks and financial institutions, multilateral financial institutions, nonprofit organizations, private equity firms and state governments, as well as the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The firm has been described in international rankings as one part of Nigeria’s “Magic Triangle” of premier law firms—a description underscored by one of the highest ratios of internationally and independently recognized partners and practice areas per firm in Nigeria’s legal market.
Chambers and Partners currently ranks the firm in band 1 for the firm’s corporate and commercial and banking and finance specializations, respectively, while the firm is ranked as a first tier law firm in the areas of banking, capital markets, and mergers and acquisitions by Euromoney Institutional Investor Plc’s IFLR 1000, which also states that the firm is “widely accepted as the corporate firm of choice in Nigeria, and the go-to firm for a large percentage of international outfits looking for local counsel in the country”. The Legal 500 has commended the firm for having the best financial sector knowledge of any of the firms, with “excellent partners” and ”very good juniors.” The firm is also ranked in the top tier for its work in corporate M & A for 2017, while nine of the firm’s partners (the second highest number per firm in Nigeria) are ranked by their peers and clients in Who’s Who Legal 2017 among Nigeria’s leading practitioners in project finance, banking, capital markets, insolvency restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, energy and natural resources, technology, media & telecoms, aviation, and management labor & employment.
The firm operates from three offices located in Nigeria’s principal business centers.
Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie
St Nicholas House, (10th, 12th & 13th Floors)
Catholic Mission Street