Maritime & Transport

This specialized practice involves all non- litigation areas of Transport, Rail infrastructure, fixed and rotary wing air craft, sea vessels and local cabotage and other marine activities.  admiralty and maritime practice involves all aspects of legal work relating to marine activities. The team specifically acts in matters involving owner shippers, charterers interest, personal injury, cargo loss, workers' compensation. The team includes leading experts in Nigeria on the law relating to inland and internal waters going vessels potentially affecting drill rigs.

We have recent and cognitive experience in major pollution incidents, multiple torts, and representative actions. Because Clients instructions originate from different time zones we ensure virtual 24 hours call with counsel able and willing to attend matters in distant and remote locations in Nigeria.  

We typically attend to regulatory enquiries related to the Nigerian Ports Authority and Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Authority (NIMASA)

In addition to the above specialization we frequently or have recently advised in the following areas :

  • Registration of  aircraft and vessels
  • Ship and cargo disputes
  • Railway Concessions
  • International Trade contracts
  • Charter parties
  • Vessel Release
  • Domestic cabotage operations