Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie
Member firm for Nigeria

Firm Overview

Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie was established in 1983, and, with more than 40 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 recognized partners per firm in Nigeria’s legal market. The firm has received recognition in the EMEA Finance awards as the best law firm in Nigeria in the year 2009.

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, project finance, capital markets, and mergers and acquisitions by Euromoney Institutional Investor Plc’s IFLR 1000. 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 and Finance and second tier for Energy and Natural Resources for 2012, while eight of the firm’s partners (the highest number per firm in Nigeria) are ranked by their peers and clients in Who’s Who Legal 2012 among Nigeria’s leading practitioners in Oil and Gas, Project Finance, Regulatory Communications, Banking, Capital Markets, Insolvency Restructuring and Mergers and Acquisitions.

The firm operates from four offices located in Nigeria’s principal business centers.

Other Offices

Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie
Orji Uzo Kalu House, 2nd Floor, Michika Street
Off Ahmadu Bello Way, Central Business District
Abuja,
Nigeria
Tel. 234.9.8700070
Fax 234.1.4622311


Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie
16, Khana Street, D-Line
Port Harcourt,
Nigeria
Tel. 234.7060648338
Fax 234.1.4622311


Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie
229, Oron Road Extension
Mbiabong Etoi
Uyo,
Nigeria
Tel. 234.85.828.800
Fax 234.1.4622311