George Abu is an experienced Legal Practitioner par excellence with over 14years cognate post-graduate experience mostly in Oil & Gas (upstream), Legal Advocacy, Reconciliation and Arbitration, Legal Advice, Contract drafting, Due Diligence & Compliance and Administration. He holds several years of business and technology experience including strategy formulation and implementation across several industry segments specifically Energy, Financial Services and Information Technology.
He practiced law for several years in the commercial city of Lagos where he was exposed to various genres of the legal practice.
In 2004, he graduated from the faculty of law in the University of Ibadan and was called to the Nigeria Bar in 2005 as Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. In his unending passion and thirst for knowledge, he proceeded to acquire a master’s degree in Oil & Gas Law (upstream) in 2011 from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom.
His prime days in the legal practice as a youth corper cuts across his memorable time with Total Nigeria Limited (head office) in Lagos where his performance was rated remarkable. He worked personally with the Executive Director (Marketing), Engr. Christopher Okonmah.
He has also worked and consulted for a number of notable organizations and commercial Law firms such as Perchstone & Graeys Law Firm, Vita Veritas LLP., Aquitane Oil & Gas (midstream), Oiltest Services Nigeria Limited (upstream services) to mention but a few.
He has been involved in an array of high-profile matters both in Nigeria and abroad to wit:
- Successful recovery against a major Offshore Producing Company in Ghana.
- Involved in Risk Management, Review of Policy Documents, Formulation and review of credit documents, and Debt Restructuring, Debt Recovery, Credit documents with the major banks during the Banking crises in 2009.
- Instituting and defending cases for and against financial institutions, corporate entities and individuals.
- Successful use of Arbitration, conciliation and other various settlement methods to mitigate against litigation and elongated conflicts
- Due diligence, compliance and advisory.
Interestingly, in his undying passion to impact knowledge, George engages his leisure time in lecturing at Centre for Law and Business (Victoria Island, Lagos State)- Affiliate of the University of London, United Kingdom.
He has brought his wealth of experience to fore. He is saddled with enormous responsibilities with the ultimate aim of strategizing to achieve client objectives. He has formulated effective strategies in dealing with compliance and due diligence, Human Resource and implementation of client policies in order to achieve a dynamic and competitive business environment.
George is currently a consulting partner with Regency Law Firm with proven leadership abilities.
He possesses an eclectic mix of competencies that transverse the entire spectrum of litigation, Commercial practice, business development, energy and financial services.