Maritime & Shipping

Our firm has a diverse and multidisciplinary reputation for finding the best result in maritime & shipping issues in Nigeria.

Top Maritime Law Firm & Best Shipping Lawyers in Nigeria

OAL continues to remain the leading maritime law practice in Nigeria. Our reputation for securing favourable results on our client’s behalf has seen us retained by commercial and mortgage banks, ship-owners, charterers, ship agents, P&I Clubs, Surveyors, Loss Adjusting Firms, insurance companies, shipping financiers and the Nigerian Government and their agencies.

We are an established practice that provides practical and cutting edged advice on shipping and maritime matters to our clients. We have demonstrated this by our continued success in the resolution of Admiralty & Maritime cases.

At OAL, we have a solid and dynamic workforce with a wealth of experience with dedication beyond our private sector clients. We are deliberate about contributing to the growth of the Nigerian maritime industry.

Consequently, we continue to promote and contribute to the development-focused policies. Our invaluable contribution to the legal, jurisprudential, and institutional framework of the maritime industry (notably the Coastal and Inland Shipping (Cabotage) Act 2003 and the push for the establishment of the Institute of Maritime laws and the Nigerian Chamber of Shipping ) is spearheaded by our senior partner, Dr Olisa Agbakoba, whose continued membership several policy formulation committees and successful resolution of maritime cases, demonstrates this.


OAL’s maritime expertise covers:

  • 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

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Our focus at Olisa Agbakoba Legal has always been to push through new boundaries to find solutions to legal issues and win the confidence of our clients.

To be honest, Olisa Agbakoba Legal is a pleasure to work with. They handle your case as though it were their own, and they treat you as family members rather than clients. We wish OAL the best of luck and will recommend them for any potential legal advice.


Dispute Resolution Client

Excellent work. The OAL as a whole impressed me with its consistency and hard work. Without a doubt, I would advise someone in need of an arbitration lawyer to give OAL their best shot. Good people who want to make us happy. Thank you a lot.


ADR & Arbitration Client

Fantastic law firm. It’s a pleasure to work with someone who is so efficient and quick to work with. Thank you so much for your dedication and hard work. Thank you for looking after me so well. I will still refer your firm to everyone I know who needs legal advice.


Corporate Advisory Client