Our Team

G. Mbanugo Udenze

Principal Partner

G. Mbanugo Udenze holds an LLB (Hons) from the University of Nigeria in 1986, a Notary Public, a member and the National Legal Adviser of the Nigerian Environmental Society (NES). He worked in the law firm of Godfrey K. J. Amachree and Co.; a firm of legal practitioners. He rose to the position of Senior Counsel before he founded this firm in 1992.

He has several years of experience in commercial law practice and litigation. He has built a strong experiential base in large financial transactions and corporate compliance following long-term company secretarial and legal representative roles in financial service, the oil & gas servicing industry and in the equipment leasing/hire-purchase sector.

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Mbanugo is also a key player in our oil and gas practice, with experience and deep industry knowledge facilitated by attending diploma programmes at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy, Dundee, UK. He is a recognised expert in alternative dispute resolution with corporate experience in arbitration, mediation and conciliation. Mbanugo maintains excellent networks across the profession; He is a trustee of Civil Rights Concerns (CRC), a non-governmental organization at the vanguard of human and environmental rights. He is an Associate member of the Chartered Institution of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), Equipment Leasing Association of Nigeria (ELAN).

Education

  • LLB (Hons), University of Nigeria, 1986
  • Nigeria Law School
  • Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy, Dundee, UK (Dip. Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy)

Professional Qualifications and Associations

  • Fellow, Institute of Arbitrators, UK
  • Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN)
  • Member, Equipment Leasing Association of Nigeria (ELAN)
  • President of the Pension Lawyers Association of Nigeria
  • Member of the Advisory Council on the Prerogative of Mercy, Anambra State Nigeria
  • Former President of the National Association of Catholic Lawyers
  • Member and the National Legal Adviser of the Nigerian Environmental Society (NES)

Shedrack Chidozie Orekwu

Senior Associate

Shedrack Chidozie Orekwu is a sound dispute resolution expert. He has anchored the firm’s litigation, navigating complex commercial, labour and contract transactions, dissecting them in a way that has left the firm’s numerous clients spellbound. He is a real estate expert and possesses unequivocal knowledge of complex commercial transactions.

Education

  • LLB, University of Nigeria
  • Nigerian Law School, Augustine Nnamani Campus Enugu (B.L)

Sectors

  • Litigation, Dispute Resolution, Arbitration
  • Property/Real Estate Departments
  • Intellectual Property
  • Corporate Finance
  • Wills and Probate Law

Andrea Onuigbi

Senior Associate

Andrea Onuigbo has a deep bias for complex commercial and corporate transactions, including experience in dispute resolution, litigation and arbitration spanning several years. She has handled complex commercial and corporate transactions for both private and public companies. Her deep passion for the profession is her key distinctive quality.

Education

  • LLB, University of Nigeria
  • Nigerian Law School (B.L)
  • Institute of Chartered Secretary and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN)

Sectors

  • Litigation, Dispute Resolution, Arbitration
  • Corporate Practice

Amaka Mberu

Associate

Amaka is the head of the Corporate/Commercial and Company Secretary Unit of the firm. She is an intelligent, hardworking, dependable and result oriented lawyer with good knowledge of legal and corporate issues. She is a dedicated lawyer with a restless zeal for optimal performance and portrays expertise in people management and research. Amaka has excellent writing and communication skills.

Education

  • LLB, University of Nigeria
  • Nigerian Law School (B.L)
  • University of Lagos (LLM)
  • Associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria

Sectors

  • Litigation, Dispute Resolution, Arbitration
  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Real Estate
  • Labour and Industrial Law

Kenechukwu Ugochukwu

Associate

With strong skills in Commercial transactions, Maritime Law and Compliance, Kenechukwu Ugochukwu readily stands out as a lawyer with the extraordinary skills to execute projects. He is well versed in complex commercial, maritime, corporate and intellectual property transactions. He has handled registration and licensing for Free Zone Enterprises at the Dangote Free Trade Zone, executed vessel mortgage transactions and registration with relevant agencies

Education

  • University of Lagos B.A (History and Strategic Studies), 2010
  • University of Lagos, LLB, 2015
  • University of Lagos, LLM (in view)
  • Havard X (Copyright), 2015

Sectors

  • Litigation
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Shipping and Maritime Law
  • Real Estate/Property Law
  • Intellectual Property

Charles Udoh

Associate

Charles is a highly skilled associate in the Intellectual Property, Entertainment, Technology, Sustainability and Startup Law. He has handled complex commercial and corporate transactions bordering on trademark, competition, designs, patents and brand name protection. He has handled complex board evaluation for publicly listed companies.

Education

  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka Holds (LL.B)
  • Nigerian Law School, Victoria Island, Lagos. (B.L)

Sectors

  • Litigation
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Shipping and Maritime Law
  • Real Estate/Property Law
  • Intellectual Property

Morolake Olude

Associate

Morolake is a member of the firm’s corporate and commercial law practice as well as intellectual property and real estate law practice. She is a result-oriented and dedicated lawyer with a strong drive for excellence. She possesses excellent analytical and problem-solving skills which she applies in providing timely solutions to legal issues. She advises clients on statutory and compliance issues and is currently devoted to expanding the firm’s intellectual property law practice.

Education

  • Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria (LL.B)
  • Nigerian Law School, Victoria Island, Lagos
  • Associate Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK), ACIArb
  • Graduate Member, Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrator of Nigeria (ICSAN)

Sectors

  • Litigation
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Shipping and Maritime Law
  • Real Estate/Property Law
  • Intellectual Property

Prisca Ataka

Associate

Prisca is in the Firm’s Corporate and Commercial Law unit as well as the Real Estate and Intellectual Property Law unit. She is an efficient, dependable, dedicated and result oriented lawyer, with a strong drive for excellence. She possess admirable research and problem-solving skills which she applies in providing timely solutions to Legal, Statutory and Corporate issues.

Education

  • Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Anambra State Nigeria (LL.B)
  • Nigerian Law School, Victoria Island Lagos (B.L)
  • Student member, Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN)

Sectors

  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Real Estate/Property Law
  • Intellectual property

Daniel Onochie Umeh

Associate

Daniel Umeh is a highly skilled associate. He obtained his LLB at Babcock University in 2018 and BL at the Nigerian Law School Abuja campus in 2019. He specializes in the area of corporate law and commercial law, entertainment law, oil and gas law, Real estate and other areas of law. He has most recently delved into the tech sector by guiding startup tech companies to their fullest potential.

Education

  • Babcock University, 2018, (LL.B)
  • Nigerian Law School, Abuja campus, 2019, (B.L)
  • LLM (in view)

Sectors

  • Corporate law
  • Commercial law
  • Entertainment law
  • Oil and Gas law
  • Real Estate law

Olise Johnson

Administrative Staff

Olise Johnson is a trusted administrative and secretarial staff with 10+ years experience at MU&Co.

He handles logistics and project management.

Education

  • Anambra State University, Awka, Nigeria (LL.B)
  • Nigerian Law School, Victoria Island, Lagos (B.L)

Sectors

  • Litigation
  • Commercial Transactions

Priscilia Dagbue

Administrative Staff

Priscilia Dagbue is our most recent administrative staff member.

She handles project scheduling and secretarial duties at the firm.

Education

  • Anambra State University, Awka, Nigeria (LL.B)
  • Nigerian Law School, Victoria Island, Lagos (B.L)

Sectors

  • Litigation
  • Commercial Transactions