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Advocacy and ADR
Banking and Finance
Capital Markets
Communications
Corporate Restructuring, Mergers and Acquisitions
Energy and Environmental Law
Labour and Industrial Relations
Project Finance
Transport
  Maritime
  Aviation
General Commercial Practice
Experience

PUC is an internationally renowned as Nigeria’s leading maritime law firm, with particular expertise in ship finance, ship litigation, policy formulation as well as legislative drafting and advocacy. 
We are counsel of choice to multinational businesses, national governments and African sub regional institutions and agencies. The expertise of our team and our deep understanding of the legal regimes and markets epitomised by the quality of our work, some of which we highlight below, continue to endear us to our satisfied clients and earn us their recommendations.
Our people are, in their own rights, recognised and celebrated for their expertise. Mfon Usoro, our Managing Partner and head of the Transport Law Practice Group is the internationally acclaimed Nigerian transport law expert and is much sought after for appointment by the Nigerian government and regional governmental bodies and institutions to develop, midwife and steer marine transport projects and policies. She was the pioneer Director General and Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria’s apex maritime regulatory agency, Nigerian Maritime Administration & Safety Agency (“NIMASA”). She is currently the Secretary General of the Memorandum of Understanding on Ports State Control for West and Central African Region, a sub-regional inter-governmental agency operating under a cooperation agreement with the International Maritime Organization.

Acting as Sole Legal Consultant for the Maritime Organization for the West and Central Africa Region (“MOWCA”)
Drafting of Legislation for the Nigeria Shippers Council
Drafting of Cabotage Regulations
Drafting of the Coastal and Inland Shipping (Cabotage) Act 2003 (“Cabotage Act”).
Drafting of NIMASA Act



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  • Transport
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