(UNC) is one of Nigeria’s leading law firms. It has a high degree of specialization and expertise in Energy and Natural Resources law. with a particular focus in Energy and Natural Resources Law. Established in 1990, UNC has consistently broken new ground in the oil and gas industry in Nigeria and has continually provided a professional world class service that meets the needs of both tailored service to both international and local clients. Although primarily established to render legal services to the oil industry, UNC also specialises in a wide range of other practice areas.

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International Commercial Arbitration

The firm is actively involved in international commercial arbitration, in Nigeria, the United Kingdom and other countries. UNC has acted either as in-country counsel, participated as advocate or otherwise rendered legal advice …

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Financial Services

UNC consistently renders legal advice to offshore financial institutions on a variety of legal and regulatory issues including but not limited to the ability to trade locally in Nigerian domestic securities, investment and banking regulations, securities trading, the enforceability of foreign currency …

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Energy & Natural Resources

UNC has been actively involved in negotiations, drafting of agreements, restructuring, privatization, and deregulation. It has assisted in the development of sectors of the economy and is known to produce stallar advisory work in relation to Oil and Gas law.

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Media, Entertainment, Technology and Sports

The Media, Entertainment and Sports Industries in Nigeria are growing rapidly. The Film industry is one of the most prolific in the world today. With a population of over one hundred million people, Nigeria is poised to explode within the next decade …

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Litigation & ADR

We have a robust and aggressive Civil and Commercial Litigation unit, and have been successfully involved in many complex and precedent setting cases, particularly in relation to concession interest acquisitions, and regulatory authority approvals in respect thereof.

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UNC is well versed in immigration law. We are often instructed by both Nigerian and foreign clients to act as their immigration advisers. UNC also offers corporate immigration services including but not limited to obtaining regulatory approvals for the operation of foreign controlled business entities …

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UNC has the ability to “deal competently with any issue that arise from any transaction handled by them”.

Legal 500 2010


The Nigerian Oil and Gas Cases (NOGC) is compendium of oil and gas cases, from 1961 till date. The only one of its kind so far, it addresses the issues in the Oil and Gas Industry, both locally and internationally, and shows the attitude of the Nigerian Courts to many issues in this area.

The NOGC has proved an indispensable report in the libraries of legal practices, energy and natural resource companies (upstream, downstream and ancillary), and universities the world over. It contributes to the body of knowledge of the legal profession, and the training of the next generation of lawyers.

The NOGC edited by Mr. Uche Nwokedi SAN and published by LexisNexis.

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