Title: Corporate / Business Litigation

Profile

Lawrence Fubara Anga

Partner

 

Lawrence Anga

Firm: AELEX
Address:7th Floor, Marble House
1 Kingsway Road, Ikoyi
Lagos 234
Nigeria
Phone:+(234 1) 4614057; 4736296; 4617321
Fax:234 1 2692072
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Local Time:Thu. 18:29
Web site: Direct Page

Profile

A multi disciplinary background in law, economics, management and fiscal policy enhances Mr Anga’s commercial and corporate practice. He advises clients on banking, finance and insurance matters. He is engaged in transactional work in the energy and transportation industries. He appears as counsel before all superior courts in Nigeria and has acted as counsel or party appointed arbitrator in several arbitration proceedings.

Has been involved in project finance and capital markets transactions for several years. Currently Chairman-Capital Markets Solicitors Association and Chairman of its Strategy and Remuneration Committee. Member of the Federal ministry of Finance committee on Code of Corporate Ethics for Capital Market Regulators, Member Securities and Exchange Committee on review of capital Market processes and Structures, Former member of the Presidential Policy Advisory Committee where he was a member of the sub committee on finance and investment. He authored the committee’s policy paper on foreign investment and privatization. He advises clients from around the world on foreign direct investment in Nigeria and on related tax issues.

 

Languages: English, Ijaw, Yoruba
Joined the Law Firm in: 2004

 

Areas of Practice

 

  • Admiralty and Maritime
  • Banking & Finance
  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Energy and Natural Resources
  • Foreign Investment
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Oil & Gas Sector Experience
  • Regulatory & Governmental Relations
  • Taxation
  • Telecommunications

 


Litigation Percentage 25%

Professional Career

 

Significant Accomplishments

Mr Anga represents major state owned and private oil and gas production, marketing and distribution companies in a range of matters. He acted in the first marginal field acquisition in Nigeria and advised on acquisition of first EPP at Egbin.

Acts as Nigerian counsel to five International flag carriers and several other entities involved in aviation. Involved as local counsel to overseas financiers during the purchase of aircraft operated in Nigeria and Ghana. Represented international airlines on tariff, regulatory, shareholder and fiscal issues with Ground handling company. Acted for a major aircraft manufacturer and their underwriters in matters relating to an aircraft crash. . He was an honorary delegate for Nigeria at the 5th ICAO World Air Transport Conference held in Montreal, Canada in March 2003, and the 35th General Assembly of ICAO, Montreal October 2004. Appointed to UNCITRAL Committee of Experts on Commercial Fraud.


Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • International Trademark Association
    Law Society England & Wales; Chartered Institute o
    Chartered Institute of Taxation

He is an active member of the Section of Energy and Resources Law of the International Bar Association, the Section on Natural Resources and Energy Law of the American Bar Association, the UK Energy Lawyers Group, and the Advisory Board of the Institute for Energy Law of the Center for American and International Law, U. S. A. Member of the Forum on Air and Space Law of the American Bar Association, the Aeronautical Committee in the SBL of the International Bar Association; Founder and President Nigerian Aviation Law Society. Member, Disciplinary (2000) and Finance (2001) sub-committees of the Nigerian Bar Association. Honorary Secretary of the Yale Club of Nigeria. Secretary (1977-1999) and President, Oxford and Cambridge Club of Nigeria. Member, Board of Directors, World Services Group. Chapter Co-Chair Nigeria, of New York State Bar Association.

Publications

Contributor to the chapter on Nigeria for the Harvard Securities Project. Company Formation, ed. Agusti Jausas, Globe Law and Business
Aircraft Repossessions and Enforcement, ed. Ravi Nath and Berend Crans, Kluwer Law International
The Mergers and Aquisition Review, ed. Simon Robinson, Law Business Research



Seminars

Has attended and facilitated several courses and seminars around the world on Finance, Oil and Gas and aviation topics. .



Professional Activities and Experience

Consultant: LNG Consultants, Lagos, Nigeria.


Bar Admission

Legal Practitioner, Nigeria, 1984; Solicitor, England and Wales, 2001; Barrister and Solicitor, Ghana, 2001. Notary Public of the Supreme Court, Nigeria.

 

Education


BA (Econs. And Pol.Sci.) Yale College, USA; BA (Law) Churchill College, Cambridge University, England; MA (Law) Cambridge University; BL Nigerian Law School Lagos; Ghana Law School, Accra, Ghana. MCIArb (UK); FCIT; MNIM

Obtained advanced certification in Project Finance from the CLDP and Eximbank (USA), in venture capital from the Venture Capital Institute – USA and in entrepreneurial development from the United Nations Centre for Transnational Corporations.

Mr Anga is a trained arbitrator and has received advanced training in ADR from California State University, Sacramento, the AAA and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK.