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Who we are

J-K Gadzama LLP
The Firm

The Firm of J-K Gadzama LLP is one of the leading Law Firms in Nigeria. Established in 1989 by Chief Joe-KyariGadzama SAN, the Firm has in its three decades developed an enviable portfolio of clients and broad zexperience in National and International legal services and transactions. The Firm’s experience spans commercial and financial transactions, corporate legal services, capital market operations, privatization, telecommunications, maritime law, constitutional law, oil and gas law and litigation. In its 29 years of operation, the Firm has handled over 1500 briefs and novel cases that have contributed to legal development and reforms in Nigeria.


J-K Gadzama LLP envisions itself as remaining a frontline law firm in Nigeria with International focus and experience. Its service delivery model empowers the client through keen focus on client’s needs and concerns. Our Firm/client relationship management strategy emphasizes client satisfaction in a timely and efficient manner.


• Criminal law, Evidence and Procedure
• Litigation
• Corporate Legal Services, Taxation and Management
• Capital Market Processes, Privatization, Mergers and Acquisition
• Financial Services Law and Regulations
• Power, Telecoms and Infrastructure
• Energy, Oil and Gas services
• Trademarks, Patents and Intellectual Property
• Real Estates and Land Economy
• International Trade and Joint Ventures
• Constitutional and Electoral Law and Practices
• Commercial Arbitration, Mediation, Conciliation and Dispute Negotiation
• Labour Law


The Firm’s staff strength is spread across four offices in Nigeria and two associate offices, one in London, United Kingdom and the other in South Florida, United States of America comprising of leading lawyers who are experts in various areas of law and practice, being led by a seasoned Senior Advocate of Nigeria and experienced academician. The Firm has working and associate relationships with leading International Law Firms particularly in the United Kingdom and the United States of America. The Firm compares with others in its league in the country.


The Firm has offices in six major cities, four in Nigeria and two associate offices in London and South Florida. Two of the Nigerian offices are in the commercial and political capital cities of Lagos and Abuja respectively. The other two offices are located in Maiduguri and Lassa in the North-Eastern part of Nigeria. The London and South Florida Associate offices handle foreign briefs and serve as liaison offices for international clients.

All offices are serviced by modern information technology and communication facilities for real time on-line interaction. The Firm also has a very rich library comprising relevant law books, law reports, statutes, articles, current journals and many other publications.

The Firm is a staunch advocate for theContinuing Legal Education Programme and has been accredited by the Nigerian Bar Association to carry out such exercise and in that light has successfully organized lectures and seminars in furtherance of the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Programme.

The Firm is also into publishing of legal books and quarterly newsletters (downloadable from its website).