Ovie Ukiri is a lawyer with combined honours Bachelor’s 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 of 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 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.