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Lawrence Fubara Anga

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Lawrence Fubara Anga

Lawrence Fubara Anga

Fubara Anga is one of the founding partners of the ǼLEX, a leading commercial and disputes resolution law firm in Nigeria.

Mr. Anga heads the firm’s aviation, maritime and financial services practice groups. Qualified to practice law in Nigeria, Ghana and England and Wales, he has a strong multidisciplinary background in law, economics, management and fiscal policy. He appears as counsel before all superior courts in Nigeria and has acted as counsel or party-appointed arbitrator in several arbitration proceedings

Mr. Anga has attended and facilitated several aviation-related courses and seminars around the world. These include the annual IATA aviation legal seminars and the ABA aerospace law forum. He is a member of the forum on air and space law of the American Bar Association and the aeronautical committee in the SBL of the International Bar Association. He was an honorary delegate for Nigeria at the 5th ICAO World Air Transport Conference held in Montreal, and at the 35th General Assembly of ICAO, held in Montreal. Fubara is the founder and president of the Nigerian Aviation Law Society and pioneer chairman, aviation section, SBL of the Nigerian Bar Association. He authored the Nigeria chapter of the Aircraft Repossession and Enforcement, published by Kluwer Law International

Some of his major transactions include; Acting as Nigerian Legal Adviser to the Export-Import Bank of the United States; the Guaranteed Loan Agent and the Guaranteed Lenders in respect of the financing of an aircraft lease worth over USD 25 million, Advising on the recovery of the rent due on the Aircrafts leased to Aero Contractors and on the repossession of the aircrafts, Advising Arik Air on aircraft financing in Nigeria and the applicable taxes in respect of such financing.

Fubara was invited by the World Bank as an expert to a joint workshop in Montreal with ATAG and ICAO on “Maximising Civil Aviation’s Economic Impact”. He was chairman of the legal and regulatory subcommittee of Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Aviation national steering committee on safety, quality assurance and reforms. He advised the industry and the national regulator, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on the Nigerian Civil Aviation Act. Mr. Anga was appointed by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority as a member of a legal review committee for the revision of the draft Nigerian Civil Aviation Economic Regulations and is also a member of the appeal panel on safety violations, set up under the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulation

Fubara received a BA in economics and political science from Yale University in 1980, and a BA (1983) and an MA (1988) in law from the University of Cambridge.

Fubara was the only Nigerian lawyer listed in the International directory of WHO’S WHO in Aviation Law and was so listed for about 10 years. WWL says: Lawrence Fubara Anga has “extensive aviation sector experience” and receives praise for his “solutions-oriented advice”

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