Ovie Ukiri is a lawyer with combined¬†honors bachelor‚Äôs degree in Law and Economics from the University of Keele, Staffordshire, England and a Master of Laws degree in Tax from Kings College London. ¬†He has over 30 years practice experience at the Nigerian Bar, is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria and a CEDR¬†accredited Mediator.¬†
Mr. Ukiri currently practices law as a Senior¬†Partner of the law firm of Ukiri & Lijadu, a leading commercial law practice in Nigeria with offices in Lagos and Abuja. ¬†He¬†specializes¬†in corporate commercial law with an¬†emphasis¬†in Oil & Gas and Taxation; Regulatory and Compliance law and Alternative Dispute Resolution methods.
Mr. Ukiri¬†regularly advises companies, including International companies in Nigeria on a wide range of matters including the negotiation and drafting of industry specific agreements, financial and technical services arrangements, compliance and regulatory issues and developing strategy in litigation matters. He has written several articles and commentaries on taxation of companies in Nigeria¬†and¬†is a¬†member of several other Boards of Directors.