"He is brilliant, articulate and well grounded in Law and procedure. He accords the highest priority to the time honoured ethics and traditions of the profession."
The Honourable Justice S.O Ilori
Former Chief Judge of Lagos State
Pinheiro LP, leading 5 other law firms, are delighted to have successfully secured and obtained orders of Mareva Injunction in favour of Aiteo, one of Africa's fastest growing energy leaders, against an IOC in a sum exceeding $2 Billion Dollars. We, in collaboration with two English law firms are also pleased to have proffered legal advice to Aiteo on an international arbitration matter involving Royal Dutch Shell Plc and other Nigerian Banks over loan facilities in excess of $900 Million.
We advised SWAP Telecommunications, an infrastructure and engineering
services Company in Sub-Saharan Africa on an Arbitration panel where a $10
Million final award was obtained. The arbitration arose out of a breach of contract
resulting from its Managed Services and Colocation Services Agreement with IHS
"...they have succeeded in winning all the cases involving
our companies running into multimillion dollar claims".
Swap Technologies & Telecomms Plc.
We are elated to have had one of our Partners who is a seasoned insolvency
practitioner, appointed as Receiver Manager in NGC. At a time when the
Company was on the brink of winding up he took over the reins, brought in
investors and has made the Company a thriving and viable going concern with
over 400 staff.
Nigerian German Chemicals (NGC)
We provide several legal services for Sun Group, an Indian conglomerate based in
the UK and the UAE, and their subsidiary companies such as Buildgen, Solem
Agro and Viramsun, engaged in the plastic, tyre manufacturing and trading
industry, with extensive investments in Nigeria. The variety of services include
advisory services, document review, drafting legal opinions, execution of land
transactions, perfection of title documents as well as defending and asserting their
interests in a variety of law suits. We have also initiated the acquisition of major
assets for the Company, closed major deals to the tune of about $8 Million Dollars
and are currently in the process of closing a deal close to $12 Million Dollars..
The Sun Group
We have advised on the successful execution of several agreements for Caverton,
the first fully integrated offshore support company in Sub-Saharan Africa that
provides marine and aviation logistics services for support companies within the
oil and gas industry, including its subsidiaries. The agreements have been with
various IOCs such as the Master Services Aircraft Contract with Chevron, to the
tune of several millions of dollars. We have also instituted claims for terminal
benets of the Company's staff to the tune of several millions of naira and have
also advised the company on Employment and Labour Law matters.
"Pinheiro LP has proffered dispute resolving legal advice which has greatly resolved intricate
legal tussles that produced profitable results to Caverton as regards our business".
Company Secretary, Caverton.
We are pleased to have facilitated the enforcement of Intellectual Property rights
for VIK Industries, one of the foremost Companies in the plastic and aluminum
industry, thereby saving the Company millions of dollars in revenue loss. We have
also handled all soliciting needs of the Company for the last eight years including
the management of their general trading needs, all their labour matters and the
enforcement of their land proprietary rights.
"Our retainer with the firm is a business decision we are
very proud of as we are yet to exhaust its benefits".
VIK Industries Limited
We are delighted to be in charge of all Corporate Advisory and Soliciting duties for
Infinity Tyres an international conglomerate with branches in the UAE, India,
Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria, keeping them legally compliant over the years. We
advised on the protection of their land property rights, handled their labour
matters and also manage all their relationships with key stakeholders such as the
NTDA, SON (Standards Organization of Nigeria), Federal Ministry of Industry,
Lagos State Government, FEPA (Federal Environmental Protection Agency),
LASEPA (Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency).
"We place our complete trust in their legal services and advice,
and they remain our first and last line of defence".
Infinity Group of Companies
"We are pleased to have represented one of the leading microfinance institutions in
Nigeria, RenMoney, in a number of actions brought against them, including
fundamental right matters with a 100% success rate in every action and a recovery
of tens of millions of naira in damages."
"Pinheiro LP has provided Renmoney with highly commendable litigation and advisory services.
In addition, Pinheiro has provided its services to Renmoney at highly competitive
professional rates with an overall net positive result".
Deputy, Chief Executive Officer
We advised on the Company's Intellectual Property Rights, specically Copyright
including its get up design and secured judgment against a Multinational
Company, thereby asserting the rights of the Company and preventing a Revenue
loss to the tune of several millions of dollars.
"Pinheiro LP is a firm that shoots for excellence, they are always willing to take time
to discuss my concerns, respond to questions and are also very easy to work with".
We have had the pleasure of defending one of the foremost innovation and
technology Companies in Nigeria against various governmental and regulatory
agencies, one of which was the INDUSTRIAL TRAINING FUND (ITF)
attempting to enforce certain unscrupulous regulations on the company. We have
saved the Company Millions of Naira in debt recovery actions instituted against it
in relation to non-payment of rent and claim for mesne profit. Our expert team
have instituted successful actions on behalf of the company on admiralty matters,
labour matters and land matters.
"Their vast knowledge of the Nigerian legal system, constant innovative legal solutions
and prompt response to our queries have made working with the firm worthwhile".
Head, Legal & Integrity
We are proud to have been retained by AMCON for the recovery of over N260
Billion Naira in bad debt and to have taken possession of several properties and
assets on behalf of the Commission.
We are honored to have been retained by Miccom Cables for the provision of their
Company Secretarial duties for the past 6 years. We are also responsible for their
Corporate Governance ensuring that the multi-million naira Company stays
legally compliant. We have also instituted claims for the enforcement of their
Intellectual Property rights and the defence of their landed assets.
"Mr Pinheiro's control and knowledge of the law is unprecedented. His wealth of knowledge and
command of the use of law is second to none as we have experienced first-hand. We would not be
wrong to call him a legal juggernaut as he is denitely a force to reckon with".
"Indeed I have known Mr. Pinheiro personally for over 15 years now which is before my elevation to the High Court Bench some 11 years ago.
Since then he as an individual has appeared before me in person along with other counsel in his employ in several very contentious matters in my court and I have found him during this period to be one of the foremost practitioners in Lagos State in terms of punctuality, diligence and intellect..."
The Honourable Justice A.A Phillips (MRS.)
"... He is very respectful, courteous and well mannered and is also disciplined and very upright. On the professional level, he is always prepared for the matter before the court and I say this because he is virtually never caught by surprise nor taken unawares.
He is always ready for his matter no matter how difficult which shows extreme diligence on his part. He takes his profession very seriously. Mr. Pinheiro is one person I believe all things being equal should go very far in his chosen profession. "
The Honourable Justice A.A Phillips (MRS.)
"He is found to be hardworking industrious and knowledgeable in Law"
The Honourable Chief Judge S.O Adagun
Former Chief Judge of Lagos State
"He is a gentleman in and out of the Bar. He is meticulous and honest. His character is exemplary."
The Honourable Justice Oduneye
Lagos State High Court
"I congratulate you and your family on this achievement. You are indeed most deserving of the award and honour. "
The Hon Justice Dolapo F. Akinsanya (RTD)
"It also signifies a special recognition and appreciation in the way you conducted yourself both in and out of court and your industry, presentation and knowledge of law and procedures which you had exhibited over the years."
The Hon. Justice U.A Kalgo CON.
Justice supreme court of Nigeria (The Bench - rtd.)
"Mr. Pinheiro donated a fine brief of argument to us. It is particularly a parting gift to me as the appeal is one of those we shall be determining before my departure to the Port Harcourt Division of the Court on transfer after a rewarding three years stint in the Lagos Division. Mr. Pinheiro's breif has been commendably simple and enjoyable to read with the succinct and resolute treatment of the issues therein addressed."
The Honourable Justice Dattijo Muhammad, JCA
(Court of Appeal, Lagos)
"I view your elevation as the reward for hard work, diligence and fidelity to the legal profession."
Prof. Taiwo Oshipitan SAN (Colleague)
"It is most deserving and worthy recognition of your selfless and distinguished service and contribution to the legal profession in Nigeria."
B.R Fashola SAN
(Hon. Minister for Power, Works & Housing and Former Executive Governor of Lagos State)
"Your admission into the inner Bar of Advocates did not come to me as a surprise. You have always displayed great intellect and industry in your legal practice. These qualities are the hallmarks of anyone set for the highest point of his professional career."
Sunday G, Ehindero NPM,fcw
(Former Inspector- General of Police)
"Your appointment is no doubt a testimony to your contributions to bar and integrity you have maintained over the years."
Thisday (No 1 Daily Newspaper)
"MR. PINHEIRO ADEKUNLE OLUWAKEMI performed his professional duties diligently with very high sense of responsibility resulting in his advancement to Senior Associate Counsel. While with us, he exhibited tremendous dexterity in the handling of legal matters to the Firm's delight and clients' satisfaction. "
ABIOLA A. OSHODI & CO
"I read in the print media today about your upliftment to "silk" as Senior Advocate of Nigeria. I must say that the news made my day and my heart over flows with joy and I am proud to have you as my attorney."
Dr. Sonny F. Kuku (Client)
"This very challenging and befitting honour is a clear testimony of your commitment and outstanding contribution to the legal profession in Nigeria."
Managing Director/CEO Access Bank Plc (Client)