Our current Partners and Associates together have over 50 years of legal and corporate commercial practice.
Chief A. Oladeinde Lucas LL.B. (Hons) B.L. (PRINCIPAL PARTNER)
Chief Lucas was called to the ‘utter bar’ at the Grays Inn, London in 1965, and then called to the Nigerian Bar in 1967 he is a Notary Public, and was an active attorney and litigator before joining Ibru Organisation Lagos as a Company Secretary. From thereon he moved various companies where he rose to the pinnacle of these organizations, and retired as the Managing Director of Lagos Building and Investment Company.
He performed optimally in all these roles and his background as a Business Executive provides the spring board for the growth and performance of this firm.
An astute executive, his undying love for the law and his professional resolve has enabled him perch with the top echelons of legal practice. Also, his wealth of experience in the corporate world gives him a better understanding of our corporate clients and the relevant practice suitable for them, wherein he renders consultation services to our corporate clients.
Afolabi Lucas LL.B. (Hons) B.L, PG-Cert (London) PG-Dip (London) MCIArb (London). (MANAGING PARTNER)
Folabi obtained his degree in law from the prestigious faculty of law of the Lagos State University (LASU) and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2004. Shortly after he proceeded to the United Kingdom for his Post Graduate studies, and at the University of London he obtained a Postgraduate Certificate in Environmental Resources Law, and also a Postgraduate Diploma in Corporate and Commercial law. He is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London branch, and he is a keen and aspiring arbitrator.
He has garnered considerable court room experience in Nigeria, and also has great experience in dealings with the CAC, Lands Registry, both in Lagos and Ogun State, and all other solicitor’s duties.
An astute and shrewd advocate, with a considerable wealth of experience in the reviewing and preparation of contracts and agreements, he brings the best international standard, peppered with national peculiarities to the practice of law in the firm.
Chibuzor Okpara LL.B. (Hons) B.L. (SENIOR COUNSEL & HEAD OF CHAMBERS)
Chibuzor obtained his degree in law from faculty of law of the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1997 and he heads our litigation team. He has prodigious court room experience and we tend to view him as our spear head in litigation and arbitration. He has previously worked with various Senior Advocates and he brings his great wealth of experience to support our enthusiastic team.
Tope O. Balogun LL.B. (Hons) B.L. (SENIOR ASSOCIATE)
Tope also obtained her degree in law from the prestigious faculty of law of the Lagos State University (LASU) and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2006, and has been in practice since then. She has amassed great experience in Intellectual Property practice and dealings with the Trade Mark Registry. She offers relevant advice, opinions and solutions on trademarks, patents, designs and copyrights, to a host of local and foreign clientele.
She is a member of the International Institute of Trade Marks Attorneys, and constantly participates in International and National IP conferences. This keeps her abreast of the latest trend in Intellectual Property Law and Practice. She is a highly skilled intellectual property attorney.
Kehinde Iroche LL.B. (Hons) BL. (ASSOCIATE)
Kehinde, obtained his degree in law from the Illustrious University of Benin, and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2008, and had worked in both the Private and Public Sector as a Legal Practitioner before joining the firm.
He is a brilliant and articulate advocate with a high proficiency for the practice of Law. He has established himself in Litigation practice and Company Secretariat Duties, and he handles all our dealings with the CAC.