Kechi is an Associate in the Dispute Resolution and Tax practice group in the Abuja office.
Kechi holds a Master of Law degree in International Tax Law from Bournemouth University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Professional Legal Practice from the University of Law, London (Mooregate campus). She is an alumnus of the University of Birmingham where she obtained her Bachelor of Law degree with Honours. Prior to commencing her legal career, Kechi graduated from the American University of Nigeria with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics with a second class upper, where she had numerously obtained accolades for her academic excellence on the Dean’s and President’s list.
She has experience in representing domestic and international clients in complex and high-value commercial litigation, arbitration, energy and natural resources, and general commercial law transactions. She is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK.
A Selection of Relevant Experience.
- Key member of the team that represents Bouygues Construction Nigeria Limited in the negotiation and settlement of all outstanding disputes of the company in all hierarchies of the Nigerian Courts, including arbitration.
- Key member of the team that provided Nigerian law advice and support to JPMorgan Chase Bank. (JPM), through Freshfields, in the successful defence of legal proceedings commenced against JPM by the Federal Republic of Nigeria (FRN), relating to payments authorized by the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) from its account with JPM for the controversial sale of OPL 245 to Royal Dutch Shell and Eni.
- Key member of the team that represented TotalEnergies E&P Nigeria Ltd. in a precedent setting appeal from the National Industrial Court which disrupts the new labour jurisprudence on triangular or co-employment relationships in Nigeria.
- Sinopec and its Addax subsidiaries in relation to a Transfer, Settlement and Exit Agreement with the national oil company, Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC), by which Sinopec and its subsidiaries would achieve clean and amicable exit from four oil mining leases (OMLs) which were operated by Addax Petroleum under production sharing contracts with NNPC.
- Advised Seedstars Africa Ventures, Lead Investor on a $2.7 million seed round for Beacon Power Services (BPS).
- Fellow – Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK
- Member – Section on Business Law of the Nigerian Bar Association
- Member – Nigerian Bar Association