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Meet Micheal Jonathan Numa

M.J Numa is a Partner in the firm. He heads the Corporate Commercial and dispute resolution practice group of the firm. He obtained his LL.B (Hons) from Delta State University, in 2008 and was called to the Bar as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 2010.

In 2013, he obtained an LL.M from the prestigious Queen Mary University of London in International Business Law.

In 2018, he concluded a certificate program on U.S. Business Law from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law

M.J has advised several Corporate and high net individual clients in complex commercial transactions such as corporate restructuring, corporate finance, acquisitions, insurance claims, power purchase agreements, gas trading agreements, regulatory compliance, secured finance and other corporate transactions.

He is tested for trying some recondite and novel disputes in all superior courts up to the Supreme Court of Nigeria. He has equally appeared as counsel before Several Local and International Arbitral Tribunal.

EXPERT IN THE FIELD

Intellectual Property law, Energy law, Private International Law and Commercial Dispute Resolution.


His area of specialization is in Intellectual Property law, Energy law, Private International Law and Commercial Dispute Resolution.

He is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators UK, Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys UK, British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL), International Bar Association, Fellow of the Pan African Law Society, School of International Arbitration (SIA) UK and the Nigerian Bar Association.

He is presently a columnist with the THISDAY LAWYER (Tuesdays Law Publication column on print and online media). He is a frequent speaker in legal seminars, conferences and Workshops.

  • Michael successfully advised the Bensam Maritime Oil & Gas in their recent $108Million acquisition of various vessel and dredgers with IHC international Rotterdam Netherland.
  • Presently litigating MV SUN ESSEX v BENSAM MARITIME OIL & GAS at the Court of Appeal Lagos Division.
  • Presently litigating an 8Billion Naira Forfeiture proceedings brought by Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission against two Nigerian Indigenous Companies.
  • Successfully defended the Federal Capital Territory Administration in a $500 Million claim brought by BPS Engineering at the Supreme Court in January, 2017.
  • Presently litigating at the Supreme Court of Nigeria a Variation Contract for commission for $200Million with respect of first telecoms licence in Nigeria. Atlantic Network V Abawa Nigeria Ltd.
  • Successfully argued the Constitutionality of the tenement rates levied by the Local Governments in FCT.
  • Advising First Bank Nigeria Ltd on various banking transactions.
  • Successfully defended First Bank of Nigeria Ltd. in a 200 Million Naira overdraft claim before an F.C.T. High Court wherein the Bank exercised it’s right of lien sequel upon the facility.
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M.J. Numa
M.J. Numa
Managing Partner

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