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. 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 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 have 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 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