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Uba Prosper Onyema

Managing Associate

About Uba

Uba is a Managing Associate in our Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Practice Group. He attended Madonna University, Anambra State, where he obtained a Bachelor of Laws degree in 2010 and was admitted into the Nigerian Bar as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in February 2012.

After a brief stint in the Legal Department of United Bank for Africa, Plc, Uba went into legal practice as an associate in a Corporate/Commercial and Litigation law firm based in Lagos where he worked in the litigation department and handled contentious matters in the superior courts including the appellate courts in Nigeria.

Uba successfully acted for a claimant in a $1.7M USD international arbitration matter brought under the ICC Rules. Uba is currently involved as part of the Goldsmiths team and other international consultants acting for a Nigerian State Government on a build, design, rehabilitate, operate and transfer public-private partnership project in Nigeria.

Uba has also acted as legal advisor to United Arab Emirate Aviation Company on various regulatory and tax matters. He also acted as part of a team of legal advisors for confidential American insurance company bondholders of US$63,400,000 in a share sale and asset acquisition in a leading commercial bank in Nigeria.

He successfully acted as a defence counsel to an oil and gas company in their over GBP 130, 000 British Pounds dispute with a former employee at the National Industrial Court.

  • Nigerian Bar Association
  • Madonna University – LL.B (Hons.)
  • Nigerian Law School – BL
  • Nigeria

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