Michael Ugah is an Associate in the firm’s Litigation and Alternative Disputes Resolutions team.

He represents and advises on disputes concerning corporate & commercial, banking & finance, oil & gas, employment and real estate matters before various courts and tribunals in Nigeria.

Michael has also advised both local and international clients on arbitration, labour and employment, corporate governance and taxation in Nigeria.

2018Associate, Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie
2017Associate, Paul Usoro (SAN) & Co.
2016Associate, Odujinrin & Adefulu
2016Counsel, STA Raji & Co.
2016Counsel, Dafe Akpedeye (SAN) & Co. (now Compos Mentis Chambers)
2014Counsel, Chief Toye Coker (SAN) & Co.
2013State Counsel, Ogun State Ministry of Justice
2013Extern, Falana & Falana Chambers


2016University of Ibadan, LL.M
2013Nigerian Law School, BL
2012Madonna University Okija, LL.B




Nigerian Bar Association
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, United Kingdom

The Middle Eastern and African Arbitration Review (GAR)

July 14, 2022

Uzoma Azikiwe, SAN (Partner), Festus Onyia (Partner), and Michael Ugah (Associate) of the firm’s dispute resolution team, have contributed the Nigerian chapter to the 2022 edition of The Middle Eastern and African Arbitration Review (GAR). The publication is now live; to read it, please click here: https://globalarbitrationreview.com/review/the-middle-eastern-and-african-arbitration-review/2022/article/nigeria. The publication addresses topical issues such as whether […]

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A Party Seeking To Enforce An Arbitral Award In Nigeria Does Not Need To Comply With The Pre-Action Protocol Required Under The High Court Of Lagos State

May 5, 2022

UUBO’s Dispute Resolution team is pleased to share its most recent publication authored by Uzoma Azikiwe, SAN (Partner), Festus Onyia FCIArb, UK (Partner) and Michael Ugah (Associate), which discusses the recent decision of the High Court of Lagos State where the High Court ruled that a party seeking to enforce an arbitral award under the Nigerian Arbitration and Conciliation Act […]

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The Legal Basis For The Award Of Delayed Payment Or Pre-judgment Interest In Debt Recovery Claims In Nigeria

August 18, 2021

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