PUC was present at the finals for the 2021 Lawyers Table Tennis Open (Mfon Usoro Cup). Our Managing Partner, Mfon Usoro, was present to cheer the contestants on and present awards to the winners.
Paul Usoro & Co was present at the recently concluded (5-6 October 2021) inaugural edition of the The Nigeria International Maritime Summit (NIMS) as a Platinum Sponsor.
Our Managing Partner, Mfon Ekong Usoro, was present as the Session Chair for the Opening Keynote Session – “Becoming a Significant Maritime Nation.” She also serves as the chairman of the Board of Governance at NIMS.
The event was very enlightening and featured engaging sessions that drew local and international professionals from the private and public sectors. Attendance was a combination of physical and virtual.
Following several entries and a rigorous screening exercise, two winners emerged emerged from the 2021 edition of the ‘PUC Challenge’ organized by our prestigious Law Firm.
This year’s edition centered on essay entries on the Court of Appeal decision in James v Governor of Edo State (2021) LPELR – 54203 (CA) which borders on the pronouncement that executive declarations on restriction of movements must be made pursuant to a written law before it can be effective or have legal sanctions. The exercise is an initiative to encourage young lawyers to acquaint themselves with our judicial system and to test their legal skills.
The lucky winners were selected after entries received were evaluated by a panel of independent judges comprising of 3 learned Silks; Mr Adeniyi Adegbonmire, SAN; Mr. Olumide Aju, SAN & Mr. Bode Olanipekun, SAN.
The first prize winner is Sylvester Isaac Agih, a lawyer who works with a Non-Governmental Organization with passion for rendering pro bono services. Sylvester received a cash prize of N150,000.00 (One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira) while Adeyemi Ayeku, the First runner up who works with a Law Firm in Lagos, received the sum of N50,000.00 (Fifty Thousand Naira).
In order to further encourage these young brilliant minds, on Wednesday, 29 September 2021, our Senior Partner, Paul Usoro, SAN prior to the presentation of the cash awards to the winners had impactful discussions with them on their essays and their future ambitions.
We at PUC wish them the best in their future endeavours.
On Monday, 28 June 2021, the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Honorable (Dr.) Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, CFR presided over the swearing-in of 18 new Justices of the Court of Appeal. Continue reading “PUC’s Victory for the National Judicial Council at the Federal High Court paved the way for the swearing-in of 18 new Justices of the Court of Appeal”
After nine grueling years and after one of the most keenly contested legal tussles in the history of our legal jurisprudence that took the disputants up to our apex Court, the Supreme Court, Continue reading “PUC’S Victory for Exxon Mobil Corporation, USA at the Nigerian Federal High Court”
Barely 4 days after PUC celebrated its success in a popular oil spill case in Nigeria, PUC recorded another success today in a Suit of national interest filed at the Federal High Court, Continue reading “Summary of Judgment in: FHC/ABJ/CS/347/2021: Incorporated Trustees of Alaigbo Development Foundation v. National Judicial Council & 4 Others”
The Law Firm of Paul Usoro and Co (PUC), today, 21 June 2021 successfully defended a Suit brought by HRH Obong Continue reading “Summary of Judgment in: SUIT NO: FHC/ABJ/CS/54/2012: ARCHIANGA & ORS v. NNPC & 2 ORS”
PUC stepped up to the plate recently and registered another big win by successfully representing United Bank for African Plc at the Court of Appeal, Calabar Division in Appeal NO. CA/C/407/2018 vs. United Bank for Africa Plc and Sunday Udo Akpan & Anor. Continue reading “PUC MAKES ANOTHER BIG AND BOLD STATEMENT AT THE COURT OF APPEAL FOR UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA PLC”
The Managing Partner of Paul Usoro and Co; Mrs. Mfon Usoro made a Presentation on the Fundamentals of Maritime Agreements Continue reading “Presentation on the Fundamentals of Maritime Agreements”
The African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA) is a multilateral trade agreement negotiated and agreed by member States of the African Union and facilitated by the African Union Commission. Continue reading “Nigeria – Domestication of the AfCFTA Agreement”