MRS. Ebele Irabor

Ebele Irabor

LL.B(HONS); B.L.; MCIArb, Notary Public. Partner

Member and Head: Commercial Property and Construction Law; Public-Private Partnerships; Telecommunications Law; Estate Law & Trusts Law, Regulatory and Government Relations.

Ebele is highly proficient in several areas of law, through the experience she has acquired through 31 years of post call experience in general legal practice.

Skilled in Corporate and Commercial Law, Commercial Property & Construction Law, Public-Private Partnerships, Family Law, Estates and Trusts Law, Ebele also possesses significant experience and knowledge of courtroom and alternative dispute resolution practices, honed as an intern at the law firm of GOK Ajayi and Co; one of the oldest and leading litigation firms in the country.

Ebele engages excellently with government agencies and personnel, and she remarkable aptitude for client interaction.


As Legal Counsel, participated in the drafting of the Communications Act 2003;
Negotiated and drafted access sharing power and telecoms infrastructure concession contracts (first of its kind in Nigeria);
Conducted Legal Due Diligence exercises on several A-List institutions including the defunct national telecommunications carrier Nigerian Telecommunications Limited (NITEL), Power Holding Corporation of Nigeria (PHCN) and Globacom Limited amongst others, which formed part of some very key decisions taken by the Government during the Privatisation process.
Advising large scale real estate corporate investors; as well as being very active in the recent estate boom in Nigeria acting as key adviser to several banking institutions as part of their retail branch expansion programme;
Successfully defending a client before a Joint National Assembly Committee probe of the $1bn Aviation Industry’s Government Intervention Fund;
Acting as Legal Counsel to indigenous pressure group in their submission to the House of Representatives Transport Committee in the formulation of the Cabotage Act 2005;
Member, ThisDay Newspapers Editorial Board (1999 – 2005);
Author of several published articles on legal and political issues.

Other Qualifications

CLE, Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA.
CLE, Institute of Public-Private Partnerships, Washington DC, USA.
CLE, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Lagos.

Professional Qualifications/Memberships

Barrister and Solicitor of Federal Republic of Nigeria;
Associate Member - Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK.
Registered Capital Markets Consultant (Solicitor)
Member - International Bar Association.

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