CHINWE OKIGBO is a graduate of law at the University of Burkingham, Buckinghamshire in England where she obtained a law degree in 1988 after her Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology and Anthropology from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in Anambra State. Called to the Nigerian Bar in 1989, Chinwe served under the direct tutelage of Late Bankole Aluko in the law chambers of FRA Williams.

Prior to her affiliation with Hermon, Chinwe served in several senior level positions in the corporate sector as a legal officer. She was a partner at Meribe, Lebechi and Okigbo from 1992 – 2000 and Barnville Solicitors from 2001 – 2010. In 2014, she was appointed as a member of the adhoc committee of the Lagos State Law Reform Commission charged with the development of the Laws of Lagos State.

Chinwe possesses a wealth of experience in M&A transactions and Public offers.

She is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association.

IKECHUKWU IFEDIORA graduated from the University of Nigeria 1990 and was admitted to practice law in Nigeria in December 1991. His early professional practice experience was garnered as Head of chambers at Fidelis Nwadialo (SAN) & Co (former Director of Public Prosecution of the Federation).

Subsequent to this, he did a stint as Company Secretary and Legal Adviser to Oilserve Limited, a Port Harcourt based oil Service Company.

Ikechukwu’s extensive experience in litigation and dispute resolution matters is an asset to the firm’s litigation portfolio. He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators of Nigeria.

DR. LAWRENCE EMEKA MODEME obtained  obtained his LLB at the University of Nigeria Nsukka in 1990 and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1991. After his one year national youth service, he practiced law in Lagos for 10 years, focusing on corporate, commercial and real property law, and civil litigation. In 2001, Dr Modeme left Nigeria for further studies in the United Kingdom. In 20013, he obtained an LLM in international law from Nottingham Trent University. In 2009, he obtained a PhD in international law from the University of Manchester.

Dr Modeme has lectured extensively in law in different universities within and outside the United Kingdom, including the University of Manchester, the University of Salford and the University of Hong Kong. He is currently a senior lecturer at the Manchester Law School, Manchester Metropolitan University United Kingdom and a legal consultant to different Nigerian and international organisations. His areas of interest are corporate and business law, international trade law, public international law, and law of obligations.

Dr Modeme is an accomplished legal writer and contributor, and an author of legal and general interest books. He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, the European Society of International Law, and the African Society of International Law.