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Aviation, Shipping, Logistics and Admiralty

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The Nigerian aviation sector can be broadly divided into the following four categories:

  1. Domestic airlines;
  2. International airlines;
  3. Non-scheduled operators (charter operators and air taxi operators); and,
  4. Air cargo services.

We cater to our clients with respect to all the aforesaid four categories of local and international aviation. CM Advocates is well versed in handling diverse legal and commercial matters related to aviation including litigation, corporate work, employment contracts, real estate contracts, passenger claims, baggage and freight claims and other related matters.


Our assistance to clients in the aviation sector includes: Agreements for Sale, Purchase and Lease of Aircrafts, Issues relating to airport infrastructure including licences, leases, concessions, build-operate-transfer (BOTs) to operate or run business in the airports, Drafting cargo and freight forwarding contract and Merger and Acquisitions.


Shipping, Logistics and Admiralty law Admiralty or maritime law deals with nautical issues and private maritime disputes. It is comprised of both domestic law on maritime activities and private international law governing the relationships between private parties operating or using ocean-going ships.


At CM Advocates, we have a vibrant admiralty and transportation law practice focusing on transactional matters, dispute resolution, legal and regulatory compliance and general maritime and trucking transactions. On transactional matters, we handle all manner of contracts and agreements, joint venture arrangements, mergers and acquisitions, labour and employment matters, vessels sale and purchase, stevedoring agreements as well as financing documentation.

Business Unit Head

Joshua ABE

Managing Partner

Other Business Unit Members

Theokalus ASOTIE
Chigozie OKAA

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