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Hughes Partners is a full service Nigerian law firm established in the commercial hub of Lagos in 2008 with state of the art library and associate offices in the cosmopolitan cities of Abuja and Akure.

The Partners and Associates have a cumulative cognate experience of over 46 years in commercial practice, civil litigation and arbitration and together as a team, we provide cutting edge legal advisory services and representations to a variety of clients on diverse areas of the Nigerian economy ranging from Banking and Insurance, Labour and Employment, Company Law and Practice, Information Technology, Telecommunications, Real Estate, Secure Credit Transaction, Capital Market, Immigration, Intellectual Property, Maritime, Utilities and Inter-governmental relations.

Our knowledge of the Nigerian economy, our involvement in domestic and trans-border transactions and our understanding of government policies and regulations have enabled us to provide our clients with proactive legal advisory services and representations which has either reduced and/or eliminated our clients’ exposures.

Our practice is structured into three divisions namely, Corporate and Commercial, Infrastructure, Energy and Natural Resources and Litigation and Dispute Resolution. Partners and Associates are members of local and international recognized professional bodies such as the Nigerian Bar Association, International Technology Law Association, International Bar Association and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators [UK] and our Messrs Olufemi Adekeye and David Emagun are both listed in the 2014 and 2015 editions of ‘Getting The Deal Through’ as Nigerian experts on ‘Private Clients’.

Hughes Partners is also a member of International Law Referral, the largest collective of law firms around the world. International Law Referral provides Hughes Partners with international reach and representation, as well as immediate access to foreign legal expertise and the ability to conduct cross border legal projects in collaboration with other member firms.

We provide cutting edge legal services to a variety of clients on diverse areas of Nigerian law ranging from Banking, Insurance, Taxation, Labour and Employment, Company Law and Practice, Oil and Gas, Information Technology, Telecommunications, Real Estate, Secure Credit Transaction, Capital Market, Immigration, Intellectual Property, Maritime, Entertainment, Utilities and Inter-governmental relations.

At Hughes Partners, we are committed to providing our clients with efficient, prompt, cost effective and proactive legal advisory services and representations.

Corporate & Commercial Division

This practice division provides a comprehensive range of corporate and commercial services to our teeming clients. Lawyers in this division have at various periods in practice been involved in trans-border transactions ranging from Banking, Insurance, Project finance, Aviation, Capital Market, Intellectual property, Technology, Real Estate and Capital Market transactions. Our experience in the capital market covers the full range of debt and equity issuance for public and private issuers.

We also have extensive experience in the commercial property market in Nigeria and have been involved in various transactions which include but not limited to, structured finance, real estate development, limited partnerships, property joint ventures, hotels and leisure properties, real estate disputes, real estate tax and VAT, building contracts and construction.This Division works closely with our Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Division with a view to ensuring that we provide a seamless and comprehensive legal representation whenever the need arises.

Infrastructure, Energy & Natural Resources Division

The Infrastructure, Energy & Natural Resources Division provides advisory services on all aspects of the Oil & Gas industry ranging from exploration to field development, production, transportation and distribution. Lawyers within the team have over the years negotiated and drafted Production Sharing agreements; Joint Operating agreements, Joint Development agreements, Unitisation agreements and Gas Sales purchase agreements.

The team has acquired premier experience in electricity and regulatory matters and we provide legal representation and advice at all level and every aspect of the industry. Our team is strategically positioned to handle complex transactions within the oil and gas, mining and energy industry in Nigeria.

Litigation & Dispute Resolution Division

At Hughes Partners, we recognize that with the expansion of business across various frontiers, commercial disputes now require the application of more complex and innovative solutions. Resolving our clients’ disputes, either through litigation, arbitration, mediation or any other form of alternative dispute resolution with limited financial exposure to our client is of paramount importance to us.

Members of our Litigation and Dispute Resolution Division guarantee a realistic assessment of every case together with the best strategy to achieve a positive result for our clients.

Members of this team have received extensive training in arbitration and mediation from reputable international dispute resolutions institutions and have handled a wide range of disputes in various aspect of the Nigerian economy ranging from insolvency, debt recovery, oil and gas, electricity, product liability, insurance, banking, intellectual property, labour and employment, companies winding-up, real estate, matrimonial causes and secured credit transactions.

Our clients are principally Financial institutions, Insurance companies, Manufacturing companies, Technology companies, Service Providers, NGO’s and high net worth individuals.

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