Gabriel is a Partner in Commercial and Corporate law practice and Dispute Resolution Team with over 15 years of diversified experience in management, legal and risk analysis roles in the legal profession, his specialisations across his practice areas include but not limited to, banking and finance, project finance, capital market, corporate restructuring, equity and asset acquisitions, mergers, corporate restructuring, due diligence, private equity, telecommunications law, regulatory compliance, foreign investments, real estate transactions, labour/employment, intellectual property, Tax, Energy, taxation, admiralty matters and general corporate practice.
With his penchant for advocacy, he is also deeply involved in the Dispute Resolution and Arbitration department of our Firm where he has been involved as Counsel in various litigation and alternative dispute resolution matters. He manages a large litigation, Arbitration and alternative dispute resolution portfolio comprising top end regulatory, commercial, criminal, labour, tax and election petitions.
He has worked on numerous transactions involving the private and public sectors over his fifteen years of practice and is an invaluable asset when structuring new or novel transactions.
During the previous seven years, he has delved into the policies of the World Bank organization by contributing to the Global Indicators Group – Doing Business Project from Nigeria (Doing Business Global Report, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021) and was part of the contributors to the pioneer World Bank Group Benchmarking Public-Private Partnerships project that measures key characteristics of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) globally building on the ‘Doing Business’ methodology.
He is also part of the team of lawyers with the Federal Government Initiative (FSS2020) involved with the review of some selected Bills and drafting of critical Legal and Regulatory framework in the Nigeria financial system towards ensuring that Nigeria is the safest and most diversified financial system among emerging markets and supporting the real economy.
Gabriel brings his strong skills as a manager, negotiator, and researcher to bear in his areas of multidisciplinary expert knowledge and practice.
Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (LLB)
University of Lagos (LLM)
ALLIANCE LAW FIRM is a dynamic partnership registered under the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
With a seamless blend of industry-recognised partners, consultants and other lawyers, operating from three offices spanning 3 key commercial centres of Lagos, Abuja and Port-Harcourt, Nigeria, our capacity to provide value-added legal services to our clients’ needs has seen our stock in the industry grow considerably. We offer our clients the broadest mix of cognate skills and depth of expertise drawn from decades of experience in corporate commercial transactions (both local and cross-border) and dispute resolution. Our up-to-date awareness, participation in local, international commercial developments, and technology enables us to adopt forward-facing approaches to legal issues referred to us. The Firm is focused on constantly seeking ways of improving its suite of offerings with a view to constantly aligning its legal solutions with clients’ commercial objectives.
The Firm has been ranked amongst the notable law firms in Nigeria. The 2015 edition of the International Financial Law Review (“IFLR”) 1000 currently recommends the firm in its “Financial and Corporate” category. The firm is also recognised as a “Recommended Law Firm” in the 2014 and 2015 editions of IFLR 1000 and received the 2014 ESQ / Legal Blitz Award for the “Corporate Restructuring Firm of the Year”. It was voted as the Business Law Firm of the Year in Nigeria in 2012, by the Corporate International of the United Kingdom. Just recently, the Firm was distinguished as the Banking and Finance Team of the year and also as the Dispute Resolution Team of the Year in the 2021 edition of the ESQ Legal awards.
In 2008, the firm was conferred with the award of “The Finest Capital Market Legal Consulting Firm in Nigeria” at the West African Direct Marketing Awards. The firm has also been recognized as one of the most integrity-driven organizations in Nigeria by major national newspapers, such as The Guardian, Thisday, and Business Day. It has also been acknowledged by the World Bank/ ITF as a notable contributor to their global Doing Business Guide publications for several years.
VISION: To be a world-class, full service Law Firm
MISSION: To provide optimal legal services, professionally leveraging skilled workforce and technology
CORE VALUES: Integrity, Trust, Reliability, Value Addition, Confidentiality, Professionalism, Dynamism, Teamwork