Anthony Nwaochei 

Managing Partner

Anthony Nwaochei, FBR Managing Partner

Tony is the Firm’s Managing Partner and heads the Business Advisory Practice Team. He is a consummate solicitor with extensive experience in Business Start-ups & Investments; Mergers, Acquisitions & Corporate Restructuring; Corporate Governance & Regulatory Compliance; Business Recovery & Insolvency; Competition; and Construction & Real Estate amongst other areas. He has over the years advised on a significant number of complex commercial transactions across these areas. Tony handles several complex debt restructuring and debt recovery transactions on behalf of creditor financial institutions and also debtor companies and as a corollary, is frequently appointed as a liquidator and receiver/manager of companies indebted to financial institutions. Tony graduated from the University of Benin in 1992 and was called to the Bar in 1993.

Between 1994 and 1999, Tony was the Company Secretary and General Counsel of Societe Bancaire Nigeria Limited (Merchant Bankers) a Nigerian investment bank with foreign affiliation which merged with several other legacy banks to form the entity now known as Unity Bank Plc.

He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, International Bar Association, International Trademarks Association (INTA) and Capital Market Solicitors Association. He is also a Fellow of the Business Recovery and Insolvency Practitioners Association of Nigeria (BRIPAN) and has been listed in Who’s Who Legal, an International publication of the world’s leading lawyers country by country and areas of specialization.

Tony is currently a Council Member of the Section on Business Law of the Nigerian Bar Association and the immediate past Chairman of the Employment & Industrial Relations Committee of the Section on Business Law of the Nigerian Bar Association.