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Jude is a Counsel and one of the leaders in the Firm’s Investigations, White-Collar Defence and Compliance, Dispute Resolution and Tax Practice Groups.
He holds a PhD in Taxation Law & Policy from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Canada. He is an alumnus of Yale Law School, Yale University, USA – where he obtained his LL.M in International Taxation Law. He also holds another LL.M in Intellectual Property Law from the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, Canada.
Jude has 20 years’ experience in Litigation and Arbitration, Tax Advisory and Corporate and Commercial Law. He has significant industry experience advising local and International clients on a broad range of matters including litigation, compliance and regulatory issues, corporate structuring and reorganizations, domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions as well transfer pricing.
He regularly represents clients before Nigeria’s Federal and State tax authorities, Tax Appeal Tribunal and other appellate bodies up to the Supreme Court of Nigeria. His previous experience includes consulting for the World Bank, International Monetary Funds, the Federal Inland Revenue Service and several States’ Board of Internal Revenue. He served as an Acting Manager of Law Reform, Department of Environment and Labor, Government of Nova Scotia in Halifax, Canada.
He was recently a Partner and the Head of the Tax, Transfer Pricing & Intellectual Property Practices at a Nigerian Law firm. An academic, Jude serves as a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka where he teaches different aspects of Nigerian Tax Laws and International Taxation.
He is recognized as a Notable practitioner in the IFLR 1000 guide to the world’s leading financial and corporate law firms.