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The Firm

  • Introducing The Firm

    Ahmed Uwais And Co. is a firm of legal practitioners with expertise in the provision of general legal services, however corporate, commercial and property consultants constitute a major part of our practice. Our services are developed on a continuing basis to meet the specific needs of clients. Our fields of practice/specialized areas include: Corporate Services, Competition Law, Banking, Insurance, Debt Recovery, Aviation Law, Maritime Law, Company Law, Capital Market Operations, Consumer Law, Intellectual Property, Arbitration, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Litigation.



  • The Firm's History

    Ahmed Uwais and Co. is widely recognized as being one of the leading firms in Abuja, Nigeria. The firm was established in 1997 with a full range of legal services from a wide skill base of legal expertise for the benefit of our national and multi-national client base. The firm offers high and quality standard of services, which extend beyond providing technical legal advice. In order to achieve these standards and with the unique ability to render multiple disciplinary services, we focus on our clients' specific needs and operate a flexible approach that takes care of our clients' changing environment in order to achieve a most effective, suitable and cost-effective solution.


    Ahmed Uwais and Co. has a close association with several international law firms throughout the world. This cordial relationship enables us to liaise and exchange legal expertise with a vast number of professionals and engage in reciprocal transfer of services. Our clients include major domestic and multi-national corporations, investment banks, financial institution, non-governmental agencies (NGOs), governments, state authorities, international agencies and medium-sized companies engaged in diverse fields.


  • Statement of Practice

    Our services are developed on a long term basis to meet the specific need of clients. In today’s highly competitive and rapidly dynamic business environment, it is worthwhile to say that Ahmed Uwais and Co. has carved a niche for itself in the fields of practice/specialized areas which include: Corporate Services, Competition Law, Constitutional and Administration Matters, Employment and Industrial Relations, Entertainment Media and Sports, Environmental Mining and Energy Services, Property and Conveyance Services.


    Ahmed Uwais and Co. policies and practice are based on a commitment to excellence in rendering valuable and cost-effective services to clients, providing practical and fiscal advice and expertise in the dynamic environment of commercial law, prompt legal service and rending efficient professional service of the highest standard.

  • Recent Transactions

    • Joint Solicitors to the recent Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO) public offer.


    • Acted as Liquidator to NECCO in liquidation.


    • Represents NEXIM Bank Plc on N85 million debt recovery.


    • Successfully represented a Governor in his election tribunal matter.


    • Solicitors to Offer and Public Issue of WEMA Bank Plc of N5,000,000,000 ordinary shares.


    • Client’s representation on: preparation of legal documentation for the sale of a vessel and vetted all legal documents; release and sale of vessel; preparation of Legal Opinion on the claim; negotiations with crew and other stakeholders; appointment of solicitors in India to undertake the release of the vessel; examination of bids for the sale of the vessel; sale of the vessel through international shipbrokers (London).


    • Providing legal advisory services to Universe Security Group UK in certain agreements and the necessary requirements before establishing a business in Nigeria and subsequently establishing similar security companies.


    • Legal advisory services to the Bureau of Public Enterprises for the privatization of Eleme Petro-Chemical Company Limited. Value $220 million.


    • Review of certain Decrees (16 in Number) for the Federal Ministry of Justice. Description of Actual Services Provided – attended meetings with members of the subcommittee appointed for the review; review of the relevant laws in relation to the 1999 Constitution; selection of Decrees and Sections that are inconsistent with the 1999 Constitution; removal/deletion of the inconsistent sections; rephrasing and replacing the inconsistent and irrelevant Decrees and Sections with relevant ones; submission and presentation of the report.


    • External solicitors to Cross Rivers State in the boundary matter between Cross River State and Akwa Ibom State before the Supreme Court to determine the extent of the interstate boundary between Cross River State and Akwa Ibom State. Also represented Cross River State at the Supreme Court of Nigeria in determining that Bakassi Local Government Area falls within Cross River State boundaries.Description of Actual Services Provided – conducted due diligence; researched relevant laws; studied the history of the area; provided legal advice/consultancy services on coastal water ways; representation in negotiations/meetings and correspondence with relevant persons; claim Strategy; litigation (representation at the Supreme Court of Nigeria); advocacy on behalf of the Cross River State Government. The subject matter of the suit was Federal Government allocation from proceeds from oil exploration.


    • Provided legal opinion on Section 123 (3) a, b & c of the Securities and Exchange Act 1999 “The Collective Investment Scheme". Description of Actual Services Provided - sStudied the Securities and Exchange Act 1999 particularly Section 123 (3) a, b & c; research in relevant laws; preparation of legal advice; rephrasing and creation of a more appropriate one.


    • Advised on agreement between the Local Organising Committee and Ace Computers in respect of Nigeria '99 (Junior World Cup) in respect of the transportation of equipment from France and facilitating the agreement completion. Description of Actual Services Provided - scrutinizing and vetting of the agreement; provision of legal advice; representation in negotiations/meetings and correspondence with relevant persons; facilitation in registering of the agreement at the Ministry of Justice.


    • Facilitated the Joint Venture Agreement between Kano Textile Printers Plc and Yichang Xuguang Textile Group Co Ltd. Description of Actual Services Provided - conducted due diligence; drafting and negotiating the Joint Venture Agreement; arranging all necessary legal requirements including the agreement for the transportation of the looms and all other equipment; performance of due diligence; representing the client in Beijing China; representation at meetings; correspondence with relevant parties; processing Expatriate Quotas and Residence Permits.


    • Interim Report on Findings of Investigation of alleged missing N40 billion by management of the Education Tax Fund (ETF). Description of Actual Services Provided - studied the report; conducted due diligence; provided advise to the Board of ETF; attended meetings; conducted research on the matter; provided advise to the Board of ETF; prepared reply to the National Assembly on behalf of ETF.


    • Advice and litigation in the Pedmar Nig Ltd Vs. Texaco case. Description of Actual Services Provided - research on legal and corporate; conducted search at the Corporate Affairs Commission; drafting of brief, motions and processes; filing of brief, motions and processes; appearances at the Supreme Court.


    • Joint Solicitors to the proposed Initial Public Offering and Listing of Standard Trust Bank Plc ordinary shares at the Nigerian Stock Exchange. Description of Actual Services Provided - verification of the legal status of the bank; advising the Joint issuing houses on legal aspects of the offer; reviewing and ensuring compliance with the statutory regulatory authorities; vetting all legal documentation; advise on material contracts and pending claims against the bank; attending drafting meetings; liaising with the Corporate Affairs Commission for approvals and filings.


    • Arbitration and award between Dredging International Services Nigeria Ltd and Ompadec. Description of Actual Services Provided - general correspondence with the relevant parties; representation at meetings with relevant authorities; completion and receipt of the award.


    • Representing the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in several cases particularly against Joshua Dariye the Executive Governor of Plateau State and in the Inland Bank Plc forfeiture of shares in about N1 Billion Naira worth of shares. Also dealt with electoral matters at both the Trial and Appeal Courts in Bornu State (Gubernatorial) and Niger State (Local Government).




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Legal services and expertise for domestic and multi-national corporations, financial institutions, Government and non-governmental agencies (NGOs), International agencies, medium-sized companies and others in Nigeria.