Adamu Usman

Adamu Usman advises on Banking, Finance and Capital Markets law, Companies law, general corporate matters, employment law, immigration law and taxation. He also focuses on corporate aspects of oil and gas work and leads both the Banking & Capital Markets and the Corporate law Groups. According to sources, “he is intelligent and thoughtful, and he really thinks about the political and practical issues of a transaction”. Chambers and Partners 2008.

Practice Group

Banking, Finance & Capital Markets, Energy & Natural Resources and Corporate law

Practice Focus

He has, over the past 24 years rendered comprehensive advice on various areas of the Nigerian economy including providing advice on Nigerian oil and gas legislation, tax legislation and pro-active discussion of recondite issues revolving around the operating and fiscal environment in the country, to various offshore corporations and multinationals, including those with local (Nigerian) subsidiaries.

In addition, he possesses vast experience in reviewing; collating and analysing legal documentation for various cross-border transactions, financing projects and international business merger and acquisition transactions, as well as creation, review and finalisation of specific and general form contractual documentation.


Nigerian Bar 1988


  • Co-Author Country Contributor Banking Regulation Review 2010-2012 (Law Business Research)
  • Co- Author Country Contributor “Getting the Deal Through” 2012 (Law Business Research)

Professional, Associations and Memberships

  • Member – Association of Nigerian Business Lawyers


Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (Nigeria) LL.B. (Hons.) 1987;