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Udoka F. Amah

Udoka is a Partner at Primera Africa Legal. He is an expert in anti-bribery and corruption and anti-competition law and practice. With over twenty (20) years’ experience in private practice and in house as lead counsel in renowned international oil companies, he brings aboard his considerable and peculiar wealth of experience in compliance governance, business development, complex litigation management, and client management.

As in-house counsel at Shell, he helped the organization successfully conclude and exit the 5 year Deferred Prosecution Agreement entered into with the U.S. Department of Justice over the FCPA violation. In addition to FCPA, he has experience advising and defending clients in related international laws including the UK Bribery Act, 2010, UN Convention Against Bribery and the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention. Udoka develops and help clients implement effective global compliance programs to improve risk management and reduce violations while simultaneously building infrastructure to monitor and detect anti-corruption and antitrust compliance failures.

Publications/Papers/Presentations

  • Co-authored – Corporate Separateness: Independence of corporate entities to manage and control their own affairs, developed as a training module for Board of Directors of Shell Companies in Nigeria and all Shell staff in Nigeria (2014)
  • Co-authored – Management of catastrophic oil spill: Reflections on the Bonga oil spill. Delivered in Brussels Belgium (2013).