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Maritime Solicitor


To work as a marine lawyer or as shipping supervisor in an international and reputable shipping organisation.



JULY-2004-To Date Head, Marine & Energy Department

Legal Resources Alliance, (Solicitors and Advocates) Lagos

• Arrests/Release of vessels

• Liasing with Ship Owners and P&I CLUB representatives.

• Ship Registration of Vessels.

• B/L’s and Charter-Party Disputes

• Enforcement of Mortgage and other Securities

• Purchase, Sale and Financing of Ships

• Shipping Related Debt Recoveries

• Handling Collision and other Maritime Claims.

July-2002 – May-2004 Shipping Supervisor/Legal Adviser

Sahara Energy Resource Ltd, Lagos

• Ship Management of Owned/Chartered vessels

• Demurrage calculations for import vessels

• Demurrage/General Claims Handling

• Trading and Sourcing for cargoes

• Liasing with PPMC/NNPC Officials/External Solicitors

• Ensuring timely loading/discharge of import vessels.

• Arranging for Voyage/Time charter of Owned vessels.

• Supervision of Shipping Operations.

• Preparation & negotiation of Charter Party/Legal Agreements.

1997-2002 Associate

Femi Atoyebi & Co, (Shipping Solicitors) Lagos

• Arrest/Release of ocean-going vessels

• Shipping Litigation

• Defence of General Cargo Claims

• Advising on Charter-Party Disputes.

• International law of the sea.

1995-1996 Youth Corper

Dipo Onifade & Co, Kaduna.



2004 University of Southampton, United Kingdom.

Thirty-First Maritime Law Short Course.

1994-1995 Nigerian Law School, Victoria Island, Lagos

Barrister in Law: BL

1986-1993 Lagos State University, Ojo Campus

Bachelors in Law: LLB (hons)

1985-1986 Lagos State School of Basic Studies, Agindigbi

School Certificate

1981-1985 Government College, Lagos

WASC ‘O’ Levels

1975-1980 University of Lagos Staff School, Akoka, Yaba-Lagos



• Ability to independently learn, apply and teach new technology

• Proficient use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Internet & Email

• Regular interaction and negotiation with clients, together with the ability to inspire the confidence of clients within a short period.

• Good oral and written presentation skills.

speaks english and other languages fluently.


Courses Attended

• 31st Maritime law Short Course organised by Institute of Maritime Law, University of Southampton. (2004)

• Nigerian Maritime Law Association Seminar, Lagos (2004)

• Cabotage Law and the Oil and Gas Industry, Lagos (2004)

• Stakeholders Awareness Forum on ISPS code, Warri, (2004)

• Tanker Charter Parties Seminar, London, UK (2003)

• Bunkering in Africa Conference, Cape Town, SA (2002)

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