Virtual Court Hearing

PUC Virtual Court Hearing
Virtual Court Hearing

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!

PUC successfully represents UPDC at the Court of Appeal

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”

Mrs Mfon Usoro, Dagmawit Moges, and Others To Speak In US Conference On Gender Parity In Transport

Mrs Mfon Usoro

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.

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Innovations and Practical Reforms towards Sustainable Growth in the Maritime Sector – Mrs. Adetola Bucknor Taiwo

Taiwo Afolabi Annual Maritime Conference 4.0.
from the left, Mrs. Adetola Bucknor-Taiwo

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”

Access Bank and Diamond Bank Merger: Creating Nigeria and Africa’s Largest Retail Bank

PUC News, Access Bank and Diamond Bank Merger

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”