Fred Young & Evans

Managing Partner

Meet Our Managing Partner

EMMANUEL EKPENYONG MCIArb. (UK)

Education

Emmanuel studied law at the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and graduated in 2006 with a Second Class Upper. He also attended the Nigerian Law School, Lagos and graduated with a Second Class Upper and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2007. He is a Member of the Nigerian Bar Association and Chartered Institute of Arbitration, U.K. He is currently a LLM Student of International Business Law at University of Liverpool. He is a practicing Nigerian Lawyer with vast international business advisory experience.

Biography

Emmanuel 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 LP, a full service commercial law firm and Fred-young Recoveries, an international debt collection firm.

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 suit by some Federal law makers in Nigeria against the Federal Government on the constitutionality of the Excess Crude Account and the ongoing suit to compel the Minister of Justice to promulgate an Order to bring the Foreign Judgments Reciprocal Act into operation.

Emmanuel is exposed to Nigeria’s corporate and intellectual property practice and advises both foreign and local clients on foreign and the legal regime in Nigeria’s real estate sector. He is listed as a foreign associate with James Ling Attorney at Law, China. He is the sole commercial litigation expert on IR Global, Global law Experts, Leaders in Law, Advisory Excellence and the corporate expert in The Lawyer’s Network. He is the sole Nigerian Partner in International Credit Exchange and the Nigerian Legal Expert on Start-up Overseas. He is profiled as a National Expert by Getting the Deal Through.

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 on Mondaq, Getting the Deal Through, Lexology, Corporate LiveWire, Virtual RoundTable, Finance Monthly, Lexology, Financial Worldwide, Start-up Overseas.

Emmanuel’s recent books are “Impact of Nigeria’s Legislations and Business Practices on Foreign Investments” available on www.morebooks.com. He also wrote as a specialist contributor on the topic “Enforcement of Arbitral Awards and Foreign Judgments in Nigeria” to the book “Contemporary Issues in Law and Society: Legal Essays in Tribute to the Hon. Justice Chinwe E. Iyizoba JCA of the Court of Appeal.