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Managing Partner

Emmanuel Ekpenyong Esq. MCIArb. (UK)

Emmanuel graduated from the Faculty of Law, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 2006 and the Nigerian Law School with a Second Class (Upper Division) respectively. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in November, 2007 and joined Strachan Partners, a leading commercial law firm in Nigeria in September 2009. In October 2011, he moved from Lagos to Abuja to establish and manage the Abuja practice of the firm. In 2014, he joined other partners to establish Fred-young & Evans.

Emmanuel is experienced in recovery of diverse debts across borders. He has been engaged in prominent commercial litigations at the High and appellate courts and has acted as counsel in both domestic and international commercial arbitrations. He is involved in several public interest litigations like the recent suit by some Federal law makers in Nigeria against the Federal Government on the constitutionality of the Excess Crude Account. He is exposed to Nigeria’s corporate and intellectual property practice and advises both foreign and local clients on foreign investments and the legal regime in Nigeria’s real estate sector.

Emmanuel has authored several scholarly articles on alternative dispute resolution and arbitration, debt recovery and insolvency, enforcement of local and foreign judgments, telecommunication and real estate practice. He has attended several conferences and seminars and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitration, United Kingdom. He is currently a postgraduate student of International Business Law at the University of Liverpool.

He is the Legal Adviser and a Board Member of Children and Young People Living for Peace in Nigeria, a non-profit youth movement for good governance and the welfare of young persons in Nigeria.