The combined experience of our Partners and specialized Associates remain our major asset and affords us the latitude for renowned legal assistance which our clientele deserve and undoubtedly receive. Thus, clients value our skills and creative strategies, as well as the common sense and civility which we bring to important conversations. In both established and emerging markets, our lawyers are integral, long-standing members of the community, giving our clients insights into the local business environment alongside our expertise in multiple jurisdictions. Our paralegals, clerks and other staff members work in pursuit of our clients’ success and are highly valued members of the Firm. Together as a team, the Firm is poised and positioned to continuously ensure that our teeming clients continue to enjoy sophisticated legal technology, greater lawyer diversity, and professional development.
Pentagon Partners LP
To be the most trusted brand in excellent legal services by consistently employing a multidisciplinary and specialist approach to our clients.
We are committed to providing world class professional services tailored to consistently exceed the expectations of our clients by providing a distinctively cohesive team of specialized lawyers and thought leaders focused at cutting through complexities to deliver practical and effective solutions to clients’ needs in a sustainable manner.
Pentagon Partners Legal Practitioners is a quintessential legal practice with years of ground breaking experience among its Partners. In our years of practice, we have become synonymous with professionalism and industry both in Nigeria and amongst leading international corporations. Apart from our representation of reputable corporate bodies, the Firm remains one of the most sought after Firms by financial institutions, oil and gas corporations and high net-worth individuals.
The Firm was birthed by visionaries who sought to establish a legal institution with a distinctively cohesive team of specialized lawyers and thought leaders, with the singular mission of providing world class professional services to its clients. The Firm’s strength lies in the diversity of its clientele, with clients ranging from start-up visionaries to private persons, local businesses, multinationals, governments and high net-worth individuals.
Meet our lawyers
UDECHUKWU, Nnoruka (SAN)Consulting Partner
Elevated to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) in 1996, Chief Udechukwu has represented several persons and Corporations; local and international, in several complex and multilateral legal disputes. A litigator per excellence, Chief Udechukwu has uncommon passion for litigation which has seen him successfully represent Clients in several landmark decisions both at the Supreme Court of Nigeria as well as the Court of Appeal.
IWEZE, Odiaka VincentPartner
Vincent is a consummate practitioner with core expertise in effective dispute resolution and he heads the Firm’s Dispute Resolution Services. Though experienced in Nigeria’s trial and appellate courts, clients have found him of immense value in advising on dispute prevention and management as well as resolution of highly complex and knotty legal issues. He has an uncanny aptitude for demystifying complex legal issues towards proffering unique solutions to clients’ needs.
ISIBOR Courage, EghosaPartner
Eghosa had his legal education from Ambrose Alli University and Chapman Dale E. Fowler School of Law, California. With combined legal experience in Nigeria and the USA, he understands the corporate climates in both climes and has consummated several cross-border transactions especially for multinationals. Eghosa worked as a Legal Consultant with the African Practice Group of StoneCroft Attorneys, Los Angeles, California.
OKOYE , Kanayo ChuksManaging Partner
Kanayo heads the Transaction Advisory Services of the Firm where he coordinates a team of specialists in several landmark financing transactions. With a background in banking, Kanayo brings a wealth of industry experience to bear on complex transactions ranging from capital markets to business consolidations, equity offerings, high yield and other bonds, broker-dealer transactions, derivatives investment funds and sovereign listings.
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Our Team, In the Press
The Petroleum Industry Act 2021: Highlights of Notable Provisions
Monday, 16 August 2021, brought an end to the tumultuous 20- year formation of a Petroleum Industry Bill for the Federal Republic of Nigeria, when President Muhammadu Buhari signed the much awaited Petroleum Industry Bill, 2021.
Judicial interpretation of Section 71(6) of the Nigerian Electric Power Sector Reform Act 2005
8 June 2021
For several decades, the provision of electricity in Nigeria has been haphazard. On 11 March 2005, in an attempt to improve the provision of electricity and liberalise the power sector, the then President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, assented to the Electric Power Sector Reform Act 2005 (EPSR).
Bello Ibrahim V Ecobank Plc, cause for concern?
02 March 2021
On December 17, 2019, the National Industrial Court (NIC) coram Justice Sanusi Kado in Suit No. NICN/ABJ/144/2018 – Bello Ibrahim v Ecobank Plc deviated from applying the common law principle of “he who hires, can fire, for good reason, bad reason or no reason at all”.