“a stickler for excellence” with an efficiency and professionalism that produce exceptional responsiveness to client needs

Esosa is a lead partner in our Litigation & Arbitration Practice Group. He is experienced in complex commercial litigation and arbitration, especially in disputes arising from: commercial contracts; debt recovery; labour and employment issues; tax liabilities; personal injury; compensation claims; property disputes; and claims arising from oil exploration activities.
He has represented some of the most prominent companies in Nigeria in major litigation and arbitration cases, at both trial and appellate levels, including:

  • The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited

  • Chevron Nigeria Limited

  • Nigeria Liquified Natural Gas Limited

  • Total E&P Nigeria Limited

  • Moni Pulo Limited

  • Indorama Eleme Petrochemicals Limited

  • DEL Waste Management Company Limited

  • Notore Chemical Industries Limited

  • International Energy Insurance Plc

  • Lubrik Construction Company Limited

  • Huawei Technology Company Nigeria Limited

  • Huawei Technology Investment Limited

  • Diamond Bank Plc

  • Access Bank Plc

  • Heritage Bank Plc

Some of his most notable achievements include:

  • Successfully defending a top U.K law firm and two of its partners against multiple suits in Nigeria to challenge landmark judgments against a major oil company in the U.K in two class-action oil spill suits

  • Successfully defending a liquified natural gas company both at trial and appellate levels against multi-billlion naira multiple judgment enforcement actions

  • Successfully defending major oil companies against multi-billion naira oil spill and breach of contract suits

  • Successfully defending banks both at trial and appellate levels against multi-million naira suits ranging from breach of contract to libel

  • Leading the team that regularly provides legal advice and opinions on Nigerian law to correspondent foreign law firms acting in litigation and arbitration disputes arising from Nigeria

  • Leading the team that has for the last five years been compiling an annual compliance register for a major oil company

professional affiliations

  • Nigerian Bar Association

  • International Bar Association

  • International Association of Managing Partners

  • International Trademark Association

  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, U.K (Nigeria Branch)

  • Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators

  • Notary Public of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

education

  • Nigerian Law School (B.L.)

  • University of Benin (LL.B.)

also…
Esosa enjoys travelling, movies, music, writing movie reviews, travelogues,and poetry.



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