OUR KEY UNITSMaritime, Aviation and Space Law

Our Maritime, Aviation and Space teams are well-positioned to deliver cutting edge service. We have an admirable workforce that has gained significant experience through the years….


Maritime, Aviation and Space Law

The Maritime Unit of OAL focus and attention is constantly devoted to contemporary developments in the Nigerian maritime sector.

With an admirable workforce that has gained its experience through years of being steeped in maritime practice, our maritime/shipping practice is well-positioned to deliver cutting edge service. As the leading maritime law firm in Nigeria, we have provided services to commercial banks, ship-owners, charterers, ship agents, P & I Clubs, Surveyors, Loss Adjusting Firms, and other entities in the Nigerian and International Maritime Industry.

OAL remains committed to seeking the growth of the Nigerian maritime industry, through the promotion of various policy development innovations. In doing this, OAL has provided an invaluable contribution to the present legal and institutional framework in respect of the maritime industry notably the Coastal and Inland Shipping (Cabotage) Act 2003. The senior partner, Dr, Olisa Agbakoba, remains a member of a number of maritime committees in the National Assembly dealing with various Bills under consideration.

The firm has also continued to engage in various collaborations with relevant maritime stakeholders such as the marine insurance industry, government parastatals, maritime entities, and maritime security agencies.

In respect of its well-known maritime legal services, OAL has consistently provided legal remedies that not only successfully resolve its client’s cases, but that has also immensely contributed to Nigerian maritime jurisprudence. Expectedly, OAL’s continued passion for the maritime industry dictates that it will therefore continue to remain the foremost maritime law firm in Nigeria

OAL’s maritime expertise spans across areas such as:

  • General Maritime Litigation/ Arbitration
  • Registration of Vessels
  • Energy and offshore Operations
  • Protection and Indemnity
  • Marine Insurance
  • International Sale and Trade
  • Charter Party Advisory Services
  • Vessel Acquisition and Finance
  • Cargo Claim
  • Vessel Arrests
  • Cargo Defense
  • Ship Building Contracts
  • Vessel Finance and Funds Access

Our Aviation team consists of experts who have gathered significant experience in the Aviation sector of the economy. We have also provided legal expertise in areas of drafting air agreements, review and drafting local and regional Aviation Policy documents. OAL as a Leading Aviation Law Firm in Nigeria is the sponsors of the Fly Nigeria Bill.

The OAL Space Law Practice is dedicated to the continued development of the regulatory framework surrounding Nigeria’s space program. Our space law practice is designed to offer advisory and policy-oriented services to both the public and private sectors.

For the past 50 years, space exploration and development has significantly contributed to advancement in science and technology. Many of the world’s advanced countries have successfully harnessed the resources in space and continue to embark on projects geared towards the full utilization of such resources.

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