Our Transportation practice provides comprehensive legal services to clients in a variety of areas which often includes shipping and aviation.

Our founder was the inaugural Chairman of the Nigerian Maritime Law Association and whose leadership engendered a strong shipping practice. Indeed, our lawyers experience and reach has taken them as far as South Africa during the apartheid era when they had to support local counsel to carry out a ship arrest of a VLCC.

Our team of shipping lawyers offer substantial experience having acted since 1970 for most of the stakeholders in the maritime space, including ship owners, P&I clubs, banks, international agencies, charterers, insurance underwriters, salvage companies, governments and brokers. Where necessary we are able to mobilise an extensive network of legal contacts and experts and, as required, to manage them as ‘global counsel’ for a comprehensive service.


  • Ship Management agreements
  • Ship finance and lease
  • Ship sale and purchase
  • Crude oil and commodities trading
  • Marine insurance and casualties

Aviation regulation

  • Business aviation
  • Aircraft financing and leasing
  • Aircraft accident and litigation
  • Joint ventures

Key Contact


Olawumi Alajiki

Olawumi Alajiki leads the Firm’s Dispute Resolution Department. He is also the Head of Chambers of Chris Ogunbanjo LP. He has over a decade experience in active litigation. His background cuts across various aspects of commercial and corporate dispute resolution.


  • University of Ibadan (LL.B)
  • Nigerian Law School (BL)

Professional Membership

  • Nigerian Bar Association
  • Nigerian Bar Association Section on Legal Practice
  • Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK (MCIArb)
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