Chisa Uba is a Partner in the Shipping & Litigation Group of the Firm. She currently heads the Shipping and International Trade Group. She is based in Lagos.
Chisa has over 15 years of legal practice and experience in admiralty and shipping matters. She has advised and represented clients in numerous vessel acquisitions including ship building transactions. Chisa has significant experience in advising operators in the Nigerian offshore industry on compliance with local content laws particularly the Nigerian Coastal and Inland Shipping (Cabotage) Act 2003 and the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development Act 2010. She was one of the lead counsel in the group that successfully prosecuted the first celebrated, landmark case under the Cabotage Act. Chisa has advised and been actively involved in setting up viable corporate/operating structures for shipping companies operating offshore Nigeria under the local content laws. She routinely advises diverse clients on the employment of Nigerian seafarers and related issues.
She graduated from the University of Benin in 1997 with an LLB Honours and was admitted to the Nigerian Bar in 1999.
She is also a member of the following organisations:
- The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA)
- Maritime Committee of the Section on Business Law
- Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA)
- Nigerian Maritime Law Association