Our Principal Consultant (Lagos Office) Chief Chibuzo N. Ziggy Azike Ksc called to the bar in 1983; is a Notary Public and a Member of the Honourable Body of Benchers which is the most exclusive and highest body of the Legal Profession in Nigeria; he is a highly experienced corporate attorney and conflict resolution expert; who was a leading attorney in the Banking Industry between 1985 – 1989; while Boss Mustapha Esq., Principal Consultant (Abuja Office) with many decades of post-call exposure in Public Law including headship of major Government Agencies is a renowned mediator and consensus builder in issues with legal challenges. Mr. Okey Uche is an expert in Mining Law in which he has post graduate degrees and is also an authority in Consumer Protection Law and Practice. Mariere Owhode Esq. is our Associate Consultant in Maritime matters. Mariere is acknowledged as an authority in Admiralty Litigation while Messrs Gerald Ogbonna and Nicholas Okonkwo are rising stars in litigation. These partners and Senior Associates are supported by a complement of other counsel and paralegals.
Our legacy firm Chibuzo N. Ziggy Azike & Co., was a retained Legal Adviser to the Federal House of Representatives (HOR) and our firm guided the HOR in charting and executing a Legislative Agenda that ensured probably the most seminal legislative productivity era since the fourth Republic.
Our principal counsel (Abuja) Boss Mustapha Esq. headed the Legal Team of the Interim Management Committee that wound down the Petroleum (special) Trust Fund (PTF). At a period he also acted as Chief Executive Officer of PTF.
Chief Ziggy Azike was a member of the Steering Committee on Pension Reform set up by the Bureau of Public Enterprise (BPE) and whose work yielded the present PENCOM.
The philosophy behind Adroit Lex & Co.’s successful client representation is the belief that solutions come from clear understanding, perseverance, and creativity. We are a team of seasoned lawyers with the necessary expertise, practical experience and creative mindset to be effective in serving our clients’ goals and interests. We recognize the difference between complex problems and those that are not. We emphasize strategic solution driven legal thinking and planning with our clients. When projects require an appraisal of all alternatives – from negotiation to litigation to mediation or arbitration – we understand what is important.
We describe ourselves and our work as: SOLUTION PROVIDERS.
Adroit Lex & Co counsels clients in a variety of capacities. From inception to dissolution and every contract breach or renegotiation in between, we serve as outside counsel with an intimate understanding of your corporate mission. We find that our loyalty and consideration to the client is directly reflected in the clients’ loyalty and consideration to us. We celebrate that we have served many of our clients for decades.
Effective legal representation requires more than just problem identification, research, writing, and advocacy; sound counseling and effective advocacy can only be achieved through:
clearly understanding the client’s goals and the essential technical aspects of a problem;
appreciating the key economic considerations of a project;
creatively developing all practical alternative solutions and strategies; and
agility in implementing those strategies.
achieving clients required result ethically and professionally.