Prof. Joseph E.O. Abugu who is a consulting partner to the Firm had his early education at Urhobo College, Effurun, Delta State, Nigeria and Centre for Business Studies Greenwich, London. He is a graduate of the University of Nigeria and was called to the Nigeria Bar in 1989.
He subsequently had his postgraduate education at the University of Lagos where he obtained his Master of Laws (LL.M) and subsequently, PhD (Commercial & Industrial Law) degrees. Following his sterling performance as a lecturer in the Faculty of Law, University of Lagos and notable publications over the years in various academic journals both local and international, Prof Abugu was confirmed as a professor of law at the University of Lagos in 2013. Prof Abugu is a specialist in Company Securities and Secured Credit Transactions and has to his credit the publication of the book- “Companies Securities: Law and Practice”. He has consulted in different capacities in several public issues and private placement of securities. He has extensive experience in Civil and Commercial Law and he brings this experience to lecturing at the Faculty of Law, University of Lagos. Prof. Abugu has been involved notable transactions including acting as legal adviser to Lagos State Investment Company, Ibile Holdings Ltd in its bid to acquire Volkswagen Nigeria Limited; A & G Insurance Company in the Scheme of Merger / recapitalization with BAICO INSURANCE PLC.; Presidential Insurance Co. Ltd in its recapitalization exercise; Trans Nigeria Insurance Co. Ltd in its scheme of merger with Great Nigeria Insurance Co. Plc.; Oyo State Government Bond Issue.
Professor Abugu is a member of the Nigeria Institute of Management amongst other professional affiliations.