The Team

Creating Value......

Boma Ozobia OON

Boma’s experience in corporate commercial practice spans over twenty five years. She has advised clients in leading commercial transactions in a number of sectors including manufacturing, banking, telecommunications, hospitality, maritime, sale and distribution of oil and gas, project financing and development.

Key transactions Boma has led include

  • Lead Partner - legal advisers to an $18 billion Real Estate Smart City Development Project;
  • Lead Partner – legal adviser to a State Government on its $1 billion bond issue;
  • Lead Partner – legal representation for an ex-bank executive culminating in a landmark judgment in respect of capital market offences in Nigeria.
  • Advisory role - NNPC on the Petroleum Industry Bill Restructuring;
  • Advisory role - NNPC on the restructuring of her trading entities;
  • Advisory role - National Maritime and Safety Agency on USD 3 Billion Maritime and Local-Content Private Equity Fund.

Publications

  • "Survival Manual for New Wigs" Published by Odade Lexis Nexis© 2010
  • "Sisters in Law - Career choices for Nigerian women lawyers" Published by PZPublishers © 2006

Service to the Bar

  • President - Commonwealth Lawyers Association (February 2011-April 2013)
  • Chairwoman – Association of Women Solicitors England and Wales (2005/2006)
  • Member, Conference Planning Committee 2009 – 2010
  • Member SBL - World Trade Organisation Working Group
  • Member SBL - Conference Planning Committee
  • Treasurer- Section on Legal Practice, Nigeria Bar Association
  • Chair - NBA Section on Legal Practice Professional Development Committee
  • Member - Strategic Planning Committee, Nigeria Bar Association
  • Member - Liberalization of Legal Services Working Group, Nigeria Bar Association

Qualifications/Membership

  • LL.M Kings College, University of London (Maritime Law and Insurance)
  • Solicitor - Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria
  • Member – Financial Times Non-Executive Directors' Club
  • Member – Capital Markets Solicitors Association
  • Member - International Bar Association
  • Member - Nigeria Bar Association
  • Member - British Nigeria Law Forum
  • Member - Section on Business Law, Nigeria Bar Association
  • Member – Section on Legal Practice, Nigeria Bar Association
  • Associate Member - Corporate Council Forum, Nigeria Bar Association
  • Member - Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK