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Egbuchu becomes managing partner of CLP law firm


Okey Egbuchu

The CLP Legal, formerly known as Ukpong & Omotoso has announced the appointment of Mr Okey Egbuchu as the firm’s new Managing Partner.Speaking on the appointment of the Egbuchu as managing partner, Mr Edo Ukpong said the law firm believed in allowing not too young to take over in this era of building the institution with technology and to create enabling platform where legal practice will enjoy a conducive environment.

Ukpong noted that Nigeria is in era of building institution and that Egbuchu is capable of moving the firm forward. He said: “Adherence to professional ethics is our watchword. The firm does not tolerate unethical way of life. We mentor young people here, guide them and encourage them to learn professionalism. Egbuchu will bridge the gap between the old and new.”He noted that the law firm’s practice cuts across a range of litigation and dispute resolution procedures, strategic corporate, commercial transactions, and crucial compliance and regulatory matters.

According to him: “We focused on delivering excellent bespoke service to our Clients towards achieving this objective; we configure teams according to each client needs in a system that ensures that personnel with specialist knowledge are always assigned to their areas of specialization. A Partner and at least one Associate will always have primary responsibility for any given instruction. Our practice, therefore, affords the benefit of the knowledge and experience of every Consolex lawyer and resource to all our Clients.”

Okey Egbuchu succeeds Edo Ukpong, who stepped down as Managing Partner after serving with distinction in that capacity since the establishment of the firm in 1990. Egbuchu until his appointment was a partner in the firm. He is a commercial lawyer with extensive experience in corporate law and restructuring, corporate and project finance, construction and infrastructure and energy law.

His experience in these fields covers banking, and other financial institutions, automobile manufacturing, conglomerates, hospitality,
insurance, property. Earlier on in his career he practiced mainly as a civil and commercial litigator, and still handles a portfolio of such cases.Egbuchu is a pioneer in gas pollution litigation in Nigeria.

He was admitted to the Nigerian Bar in 1992. He worked briefly as a Federal Prosecutor at the Federal Ministry of Justice between 1992 and
1993. He, thereafter, joined the Law Firm of Ukpong and Omotoso in 1994 as an Associate and rose to become a Partner in 2001.

He is a Member of Council of the Nigerian Bar Association Section on Business Law, past Chairman of the Travel, Tourism and Hospitality
Committee of the Section on Business Law of the Nigerian Bar Association and a regular resource person at the annual conference of the Section on Business Law.

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