“The erroneous award of N40,000,000.00 (Forty Million Naira) as general damages to the respondent is hereby set aside”
Our Law Firm, Paul Usoro & Co participated in its first Virtual Court Proceedings yesterday, 04 September 2020.
PUC’s ultramodern conferencing facilities were put to good use as the PUC Lagos and Abuja teams joined from the firm’s conference rooms.
Our Senior Partner, Mr Paul Usoro SAN led other colleagues and appeared before Justice Taiwo of the Federal High Court Abuja Division. 5 other Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) also appeared for other parties in the matter together with their colleagues.
Counsel, Parties and Witnesses from various locations including Lagos, Abuja, Port-Harcourt, Benin and the USA took part in the proceedings. A number of Counsel appeared from the comfort of their houses
It was a trial proceeding whereat 3 witnesses gave evidence, documents were tendered and the witnesses cross examined from their various locations.
Virtual Proceedings have clearly come to stay and PUC is excited and ready to embrace its inherent possibilities.
We are in the era of the New Normal!
At the end of one of the most fiercely contested and protracted legal battles in the history of the Firm, the Judgment of the Court of Appeal in the very complex dispute in Appeal No: CA/L/1073/11; UPDC Property Dev. Company Plc. V County & City Bricks Dev. Company Limited (“UPDC Appeal”) in respect of an expanse of Land located at the choice area of Parkview Estate, Ikoyi Lagos was delivered on 23 April 2020 by the Court of Appeal, Lagos Division, 9 years after that Appeal was filed. Continue reading “PUC successfully represents UPDC at the Court of Appeal”
We, at PUC join our voices with the women worldwide in celebration of the achievements of every woman, including our Managing Partner, Mrs. Mfon Usoro, PUC Female Partners and all PUC Women.
Mrs Mfon Usoro, the Managing Partner of Paul Usoro & Co. speaks on gender inequality in the transport industry at a Conference holding on the 16 January 2020 at Washington DC USA titled “Gender: Moving from Talk to Action”
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the blueprint to achieve a better and a sustainable future for all. One of the global challenges in achieving SDGs is gender inequality. Addressing the inequalities in the transportation sector is key to achieving that goal. The transport industry is one of the most important element in a country’s infrastructural development and have been directed towards the male gender with little or no regard to the needs of women within the industry. Thus, this has brought about the existence of transport systems that do not effectively cater for the female gender and female participation in the transport workforce. At this moment, It has become imperative that transport projects and services take into cognizance gender perspective when designing a sustainable transport system.
The Conference would also discuss how the transport sector can promote global growth, trade, economic inclusion and sustainability with a focus on women and the developing world.
Our Partner, Mrs. Adetola Bucknor-Taiwo, was a speaker at the plenary session and panel discussant at the Taiwo Afolabi Annual Maritime Conference 4.0 which held recently on 13 of September 2019 at the JF Ade Ajayi Auditorium, University of Lagos. The theme of the Conference as shown above was “Innovations and Practical Reforms towards Sustainable Growth in the Maritime Sector”. Continue reading “Innovations and Practical Reforms towards Sustainable Growth in the Maritime Sector – Mrs. Adetola Bucknor Taiwo”
The Federal High Court of Nigeria on 19 March 2019 sanctioned the merger between Access Bank Plc and Diamond Bank Plc (the “Banks”). The record-breaking merger which would no doubt engender the growth of the Nigerian Banking Sector resulted from the approval given by the shareholders of the Banks at their respective Court-Ordered Meetings held on 05 March, 2019. Continue reading “Access Bank and Diamond Bank Merger: Creating Nigeria and Africa’s Largest Retail Bank”
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On 18 March 2019, the Central Bank of Nigeria (“CBN”) published a circular dated 07 March 2019 to all microfinance banks in Nigeria (“MfBs”) titled, “Review of Minimum Capital Requirement for Microfinance Banks in Nigeria’’ (“Revised Circular”). The Revised Circular seeks to revise the minimum capital requirement for all MfBs on which it had earlier issued a circular on 22 October 2018.
With the conclusion of the 2019 Nigeria presidential election which has yielded another 4 years to President Muhammadu Buhari, all attention has been turned to the Governorship elections which are scheduled to hold on 09 March 2019 following the postponement of same by the Independent National Electoral Commission from 02 March 2019 when it was previously Continue reading “APPLICABLE SANCTIONS FOR THE OFFENCE OF SNATCHING BALLOT BOXES UNDER THE ELECTORAL ACT”