Managing partner

Lagos

+234 8033009228

Highly regarded

English (fluent)
Igbo


Bar admissions:

Nigeria

Jurisdictions:

Nigeria

Practice areas:

Banking
Capital markets : Debt
Energy and infrastructure
M&A
Project development
Project finance
Restructuring and insolvency

Industry sectors:

Energy
Natural resources
Oil and gas
Social infrastructure


Uche is the Managing Partner of Alliance Law Firm. He heads the firm’s transaction, commercial and dispute resolution practice. He is ranked as a top and leading lawyer in Chambers 500 and International Financial Law Ranking (IFLR) and has received a number of local and international awards. He is a notable contributor to the IMF/World Bank “Doing Business Guide” publications and the author of “Class Actions in Nigeria” – a pioneer book on the subject in Nigeria.

  • Advised Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc (“Seplat”) on its over US$500 million global IPO and dual listing of its shares on the Lagos and London Stock Exchanges.
  • Advised Neconde Energy Limited (“Neconde”) in connection with a USD $470 and upsized to US$720 million secured reserve-based lending from a syndicate of foreign and local banks.
  • Advised Neconde on a USD $640 Million Corporate loan transaction
  • Advised a Fund Manager on its N500M Money Market Fund.
  • Advised on a N30, 000,000,000 Transcorp Hotel Plc fixed rate bond issue series.
  • Advised Nigerian Mortgage Refinancing Company on its N28Billion private placement
  • Advised Neconde Energy Limited on the restructuring of a $640 million corporate loan which involves replacing one of the Banks with an oil trader in the syndication.
  • Appointed receiver/manager for the purposes of recovering the debts and restructuring the debtors' businesses to meet creditors secured interest of over US$750 Million.

  • Capital markets: Debt
  • Capital markets: Equity
  • Project finance
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Structured finance/securitisation

  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • Oil and gas
  • Shipping
  • Social infrastructure

  • NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION
  • INTERNATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION

  • LLB, Imo State University – 1991
  • BL, Nigerian Law School – 1992
  • MBA, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi – 2001
  • LLM, University of Lagos – 2004
  • Harvard Executive Business School, Harvard University  – 2013