Blessing Ajunwo-Choko

Blessing is a resourceful, diligent and hardworking lawyer whose core interest lies

Blessing is a resourceful, diligent, hardworking, and result oriented lawyer whose core interest lies in untangling the key issues in any transactional document. She is an adept researcher and writer who prior to joining Alliance law firm worked at the ministry of Justice, Bayelsa State, where she received an award for hard work and diligence.

She is a member of the firm’s Corporate and Commercial group and has been involved in nearly all of our corporate, commercial transactions, and Capital market deals.

As a Senior Associate in the Corporate and Commercial practice group, Blessing’s specialisation includes: Corporate Finance; Corporate Restructurings; Business Establishment; Immigration; Intellectual Property, Media, Entertainment and Technology law (IMET); Company Secretarial Matters; and General Corporate Advisory.

She is a member of the team that advises private equity funds and other corporate investors in connection with various equity investments and financing transactions across a range of sectors. Also, she is a key member of the firm’s IMET Practice group.

Blessing is a Securities & Exchange Commission sponsored individual and the current financial secretary of the capital market solicitors association where she has been an active member for over seven years. In addition, she is a member of the Copyright- International & Legislative Subcommittee  of the International Trademark Association and an active member of the Nigerian Bar Association, especially the Section of Business Law. As a Bar supporter, she has coordinated sessions at both the NBA and SBL’s Annual General Conferences. Currently, Blessing is the Secretary of the International Trade Law Association of the SBL.

Ayo Olaifa

Ayo is actively involved in the Firm’s dispute resolution & Corporate Commercial …

Ayo is actively involved in the Firm’s dispute resolution & Corporate Commercial Practice. Her passion for practice and dispute resolution dates back to her service year when she was a host for a Television Programme, “The Law and you”; a programme where members of the general public were taught the art of Law, and the whole essence of Law was made simple for the common man to understand and apply . Her vast experience cuts across all legal fields including Banking, Labour Related Matters, Maritime, Real Estate, General Corporate Commercial, among others. Her legal research skill is with a big difference as she can conduct searches in all aspects of law and come out with principles that can be of great help in handling legal matters.

She constantly advises and represents clients in different areas of law before various Courts and Tribunal in Nigeria. Her quick ability to dissect and proffer workable legal solutions has helped in resolving several legal issues. She is one of the contributors to the World Bank Doing Business Report. She has actively taken part in debt recovery of huge amounts belonging to notable banks and has successfully participated in winding up proceedings against companies in default.

She is a creative individual with great problem-solving skills. She is hardworking, resourceful and possesses good team spirit and communication skills.

Gideon Okpara

Gideon is a Managing Associate with Alliance Law Firm at its Corporate and Commercial

Gideon is a Managing Associate with Alliance Law Firm at its Corporate and Commercial Transactions Department, with core Proficiency in contracts, dispute resolution, and international commercial negotiations with robust understanding and experience in varying legal regimes and emerging trends in the Oil and Gas industry. Within the past few years, Gideon has advised and represented a large scope of the Firm’s clients in challenging and varying jurisdictions and industries, including but not limited to Petroleum and Energy; Power; Engineering, Construction, Procurement and Commissioning (EPCC); Fabrication and Metal Works; Dredging, Reclamation and Marine Services; and Ship Repairs and Dry Docking.

His dynamism and speed in service delivery, particularly in Contracts drafting, administration and management; dispute resolution mechanisms, contracts negation, compliance services with governments and regulatory institutions in the relevant industries, and sustainable community development and management, have not only enhanced the service efficiency of these clients, but also improved their work deliveries, reduced downtimes and improved their work relationships with host communities, clients’ communities and government and regulatory bodies.

Gideon is dynamic and detailed, prompt and result-oriented, success-driven, resourceful, analytical, and dedicated team player.

Mohammed Sanusi

Mohammed is a Managing Associate in the Alliance Law Firm, He attended Bayero…

Muhammad is a Managing Associate with Alliance Law Firm. He is a young dynamic lawyer with an excellent track record of accomplishments in legal practice. He is a member of the Corporate/Commercial Transactions and Litigation Practice Group.

He has experience in different areas of law and practice such as Litigation, Arbitration & Alternative Dispute Resolution, Corporate & Commercial Practices, Debt Recovery, Drafting Contracts and other Commercial Transactions, Land Perfection, Real Estates/Property Management and Company SecretariSecretarial services

Dr Ngozi Ole

Ngozi Chinwa Ole is a specialist in Renewable Energy, Petroleum,Electricity, Water, Environment and international investment law.

Ngozi Chinwa Ole is a specialist in Renewable Energy, Petroleum,Electricity, Water, Environment and international investment law. She is a dedicated consultant, an astute researcher, a prolific writer, a notable scholar and practitioner with a sphere of influence that cuts across several continents, including Africa, Asia, Europe, and North and South America. Against this background, she was recently authorized by Routledge, Taylor and Francis Inc to lead international research on off-grid renewable electricity regulatory support system. She was part of a team that advised the Ambassade Du Togo, London, United Kingdom, on their Green Climate Change Fund Application. Ngozi is affiliated with several research centres in the world, including the African Centre of Excellence for Water and Environmental Research (ACEWATER), and the International Energy Law
Training and Research Centre, Trinidad and Tobago. She routinely provides training and research on diverse themes in energy and natural resources law.

She is a Senior Lecturer, Acting Head- Department of Public Law and Director of Clinical Legal Education, Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Nigeria. She is currently the National Organising Secretary of the Association of Environmental Lawyers of Nigeria (AELN). With the Latin expression aut optimum aut nihil (either the best or nothing) as her impetus, she consistently provides practical and excellent solutions to clients. Her addiction to excellence in service has made her a recipient of several international awards and grants including, the Association of International Energy Negotiators (now AIEN) 2018 Conference Scholarship Award, Recognition of Excellence in Service as the President of the University of Aberdeen, Elphinstone Scholarship Award, International Ambassador of Peace Award, NULAI/Open Society Initiative Grant on Clinical Legal Education, etc. She has been part of the teaching team for several courses, including energy law at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland; Tort Law, University of West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago; Environmental Law, Redeemers University, Nigeria etc. Her publications cut across various themes in energy law, including decommissioning of petroleum installations, health and safety of persons in the petroleum industry, local content, off-grid renewable energy, environmental protection in the petroleum industry, e.t.c. They feature in recognised international journals, including the Journal of World Energy Law and Business (JWELB), published by the Oxford University Press, the International Bar Association (IBA)-Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law (JENRL), Oil, Gas and Energy Law (OGEL), e.t.c.