The Team

Creating Value......

We are team of committed and highly experienced lawyers. We apply our skills in a practical and solution-oriented way to enable clients achieve their business objectives. We have acquired a reputation for combining quality technical expertise with commercial pragmatism to achieve our clients' desired results.

Partners

ISRAEL AYE

Israel has extensive commercial and legal knowledge of the oil and gas business in Nigeria. In addition to his roles at Sterling Partnership, he is a Director at the Aspen Energy Nigeria (Energy Services and Consulting) Group and faculty member...

 


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...

 


TUNDE ARIBIDO

Tunde is an expert in complex multifaceted international joint venture infrastructure projects and transactions requiring negotiations with major international parties and government entities. He is highly skilled in the identification...

 


PAUL OKI

Paul has advised Nigerian, U.S and European clients on significant cross-borders transactions and business partnerships across his areas of specialization. He has trained in the United States on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)...

 


UDOKA AMAH

Udoka is a versatile lawyer with broad spectrum experience in ethics and compliance and anti-competition laws. He advises and provides governance training to senior leaders and company directors to ensure top-down compliance with.........

 


LEMEA ABINA

Lemea has a decade of experience representing clients before the superior courts in Nigeria and administrative panels/tribunals. She is particularly adept at identifying and analyzing potential risks to our clients' businesses and........

 


LAURA ALAKIJA

Laura is a brilliant and dynamic commercial lawyer with a flair for deal structuring in complex commercial transactions. She is adept at assessing the true value of a transaction, and coming up with creative ways to add value. Her work...

 


MICHAEL SMITH

Michael Smith has over two decades of experience in corporate/commercial practice with particular specialties in banking/finance and companies securities. Prior to joining Sterling Partnership, Michael was Partner at Lawcity Partners.....

 



Consultants


Managing Associates

ZAINAB ANIMASHAUN

Zainab is a competent legal practitioner adept at managing the corporate, regulatory and governance aspects of our clients' businesses. In her current role at Sterling Partnership, she provides core advisory, compliance, secretarial......

 



Senior Associates

EMMANUEL WINGATE

Wingate is a valuable member of our Dispute Resolution team and has considerable experience interfacing with regulatory agencies including the Federal Inland Revenue Service, the Lands Bureau and the Department of Petroleum Resources.....

 


DAVIES ANOMNEZE

Davies provides exhaustive and fit-for-purpose legal solutions to clients from the early stage of negotiations, contract documentation, to operations guidance. He has a strong aptitude for the application of uncommon legal risk...........

 


CONSTANCE OKHILUA

With a keen eye for detail, Constance provides legal advisory and transaction support to our clients including drafting and reviewing several contract agreements to secure the best interest of our clients and the successes of their.......

 


JENNIFER AGALDO

Jennifer regularly interfaces with the various regulatory agencies and bodies in Nigeria and is able to advise our clients and ensure that they comply with the necessary legal requirements in the conduct of their business activities......

 


ESTHER ONOJI

Esther is a vibrant and dedicated member of the Sterling Partnership team. She has a passion for both corporate/commercial law practice and commercial litigation, and has garnered considerable experience in those areas. Esther has........

 



Associates

CHIZOR DIKE

Chizor is an ardent researcher and she provides legal support in vast areas of the firm's practice including corporate and commercial transactions and dispute resolution. She provides new company start- ups services to clients looking....

 


CHUKWUNONSO NKAMUKE

Armed with extensive experience in dispute prevention and resolution, Nonso advocates for our clients in commercial transactional relationships. He is inclined to creative problem solving that expands the repertoire of techniques.........

 


IKECHUKWU UZOMA

Ikechukwu is a meticulous legal mind who joined Sterling Partnership after a short stint in Nigeria’s Development and Public Service Sector. Ikechukwu possess rare research and advocacy acumen that supports the multifaceted practice......

 


OGBONGBEMI AMINU

Ogbongbemi is a resourceful lawyer dedicated to achieving set goals and objectives efficiently. Her humour and cheerful disposition coupled with her ability to adapt to new processes and consistently deliver under pressure makes her......

 


BISOLA DERE

Bisola is passionate about corporate law transactions, commercial law practice, alternative dispute resolution and commercial litigation. She is an avid researcher and pays keen attention to details. Since joining Sterling Partnership....

 



Admin & Finance

AKINTUNDE ADEFEMI

An experienced finance professional and manager with expertise in Financial Reporting, Taxation and Strategic Financial Management. Akintunde currently heads the Accounts Department and ensures that the firms' accounts and records........

 


GLORIA WILLIAMS

Gloria is a vibrant member of the Sterling Partnership Administrative team. She plays a central role in the firm's administrative operations and daily office management. A combination of her expertise in office management, previous.......