***Elevated to Rivers State Judiciary on the 7th of January 2020***
Lemea is a skilled professional with considerable knowledge and experience in Dispute Resolution. Her other areas of experience include Capital Market, Project Finance, Tax, Estate Administration/Trusts and Real Estate. She has over a decade of experience and has handled a wide variety of litigation matters, including multiple criminal and civil trials, representing clients before the superior courts in Nigeria, including the State and Federal High Courts, National Industrial Court, Court of Appeal and up to the Supreme Court.
She has also appeared in proceedings before administrative panels/tribunals including the Investments and Securities Tribunals (IST) Administrative Proceedings of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Tax Tribunals. She has extensive civil and criminal trial experience handling major, high profile matters for clients in several industries. With several years of experience in Commercial Dispute Resolution as well as International and Domestic Arbitration Lemea acts for a number of multi-national, state parties and domestic clients for whom she has provided contentious and non-contentious advice.
Prior to joining Primera Africa Legal, Lemea’s career experience has spanned the law firms of Fidelis Oditah QC, SAN where she acquired several years of experience in Commercial Dispute Resolution as well as International and Domestic Arbitration.
- Abina: “Implementing Safety Policies and Practice in Public Health Emergency: The Ebola Case Study”, a paper presented at the International Bar Association’s 2015 Annual Conference, Vienna, Austria.
- Abina: “Making a Career in Dispute Resolution and Advocacy” a paper delivered at the 2015 Sterling Partnership annual Mentoring Session at the Nigerian Law School, Lagos Nigeria.
- Abina: “Settlement of Capital Market Disputes: Investment and Securities Tribunal (“IST”)”, a paper delivered at the 2012 workshop for staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission organised by Compass Logistics International, Lagos Nigeria
- Abina: “Cashless Lagos and Law Practice” being a paper presented at the Nigerian Bar Association (Lagos Branch) 2012 Law Week at Protea Hotels Ikoyi, Lagos Nigeria