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 a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and 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: Equity & Debt 
  • Corporate debt recovery & insolvancy 
  • 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