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IDRIS   MOHAMMED FCIArb (UK)

                Managing Partner

 

LLB(HONS)  BL

PGD Computer & Communications Law (Lond)

LLM Commercial & Corporate Law (Lond)

Diploma in International Arbitration (CIArb)

CONTACT

idrism@famafirm.com

+2348034033655

Idris is in charge of the running of the firm and also provides the policy direction for the Firm. He has extensive interest in Telecommunication law and Corporate and Commercial Law, he has studied both aspects  at  Postgraduate Level. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (United Kingdom) and has extensive experience in Arbitration. He is also an accomplished litigator and appellate court lawyer, who has written several briefs at the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal, and appears regularly at the High Court of Justice.

Idris's experience cuts across Telecommunications Law, Arbitration, Litigation & Appellate Practice. His imprints can be seen in the following: -

  • Telecommunications Law

    • Leads the Team that Provides Legal Support Services to the following Telecommunications Companies  covering Legal Representation, Arbitration, Site Acquisition, Due Diligence Searches and Regulatory Compliance : -

      • Swap Technologies & Telecomms Plc 

      • American Towers Corporation Nigeria Ltd

      • Emerging Markets Telecommunications Services Limited (Etisalat) 

      • Huawei Technologies Nigeria Limited 

      • MainOne Cable Company Ltd  

      • Sparkwest Industries 

      • Starcomms Plc 

      •  Helios Towers Nigeria 

  • Arbitration

    • Successfully Represented A Nigerian Tower Company In A Claim Of $65 Million Dollars Against A Major Telecommunications Company In Nigeria Before An Adhoc Arbitral Panel.

    • Successfully Represented A Turkish National In A Claim Of Breach Of Agreement And Monetary Claim Against A Nigerian Company.

    • Successfully Represented a Nigerian Tower Company In A Dispute On The Termination Of A Lease Agreement Between The Company And A Landlord On One Of Its Base Transmission Station.

    • Representing A Client In A N1.2 Billion Damages Claim Against A Multinational Company.

    • Representing A Client In A N650 Million Contract Claim Against A State Government.

  • Litigation/Appellate 

    • Wrote the Brief of Argument at the Supreme Court in Kabir Almu Vs State (2009) 4 SCNJ @ 152 which quashed a Death Row Conviction.

    • Successfully argued the Appeals @ the Court of Appeal in the following: Inuwa Mohammed Mai Vs Standard Trust Bank (2007) LPELR-8447 (CA); Alhaji Danasabe Abdullahi Vs Gp. Capt Stephen Ezra Hedima (2010) LPELR-3556(CA); Nomau Alhaji Haruna Unguwar Garji Vs Baraka Umaru Unguwar Garji (2007) ALL FWLR (Part 346) Pg 494; Mallam Yahaya Bida Vs Mrs. Jummai Luka Adamu CA/K/329/2005; Abubakar Magaji Mansur Vs Governor of Taraba State. CA/J/YL/8M/2011.

    • Successfully Represented Several Clients in different Federal & State High Courts: - Notable Cases are- Suit No. LD/1473CMW/2015 Huawei Technologies Company Nigeria Ltd Vs Swap Technologies & Telecomms Plc before Lagos State High Court, Nigeria; Suit No. FHC/L/CS/662/2015 First Bank of Nigeria Ltd Vs Swap Technologies & Telecomms Plc before the Federal High Court of Nigeria, Lagos;  Suit No. LD/2073CMW/2016 Comenergy Managed Services Ltd Vs Swap Technologies & Telecomms Plc before the Lagos State High Court, Nigeria; Suit No. FCT/CH/CV/924/2010 Mohammed I. Tsav Vs Starcomms Plc Before the FCT High Court, Nigeria; Suit No. KDH/KAD/ Abubakar Lado Vs Helios Towers Nigeria Ltd at the Kaduna State High Court.

  • Corporate/Commercial Practice

    • He has been appointed and retained as Company Secretary to the following Companies:-

      • AllStreams Energy Solutions Ltd

      • Jita & Properties Ltd

      • Inet Global Nigeria Ltd

      • Diamond Engineering Company Ltd.

      • Web Porcelain Nigeria Ltd

    • Currently representing a Nigerian Tower Company in an Anti-Competition Trust Suit against a major player in the Tower Sharing Industry before the Nigerian Communication Commission.​

  • PRACTICE AREA

    • TELECOMMUNICATIONS LAW

    • ARBITRATION

    • LITIGATION AND APPELLATE PRACTICE

    • CORPORATE/COMMERCIAL LAW

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