Ogar Denis Ogidi (Denis) is a Partner in Primus Grace LP and heads the firm’s office in Calabar, Nigeria. Denis brings on board, over a decade wealth of experience and first-hand insights in the legal services industry, insurance and corporate world, having served leading multinationals, investors (both foreign and domestic), stakeholders, industry leaders, corporates and individuals across different sectors of the Nigerian economy. He is highly regarded by both clients and peers as a leading authority on Corporate and Commercial Law Practice, Foreign Investment and Immigration Matters, Regulatory Compliance, Insurance, Dispute Resolution, Project Finance and Infrastructure.
Having worked with leading insurance companies and Chinese companies in different executive positions, Denis has been adjudged as a primus inter pares (first amongst equals) as a result of his relentless outstanding performance in bringing to fore, at all times, his business-savvy skills and legal expertise. Denis is a recipient of several coveted awards and is mostly sought after by clients and peers for his leading-edge pragmatic solutions to clients’ complex issues.
He routinely advises on complex market-defining corporate and commercial transactions and also represents clients in landmark commercial disputes. In addition to being finance and projects lawyer with experience in banking, finance, infrastructure and project finance, Denis has over a decade experience in transaction structuring, legal documentation and project management. He has advised both leading corporations and start-ups on mergers, acquisitions, private equity transactions including fund formation and venture capital as well as provided general legal advisory services cum relevant support services. He particularly enjoys speaking at conferences (both international and local) on Foreign Investment, Free Trade Zones, Immigration and Employment Law.
Denis is frequently approached by clients to provide legal support on all aspects of legal services. He has provided legal advisory services and legal representation to leading multinationals and corporates, regulatory bodies and governmental institutions. He is passionate about using the law as tool for social engineering, development and sustainable development.
University of Ibadan, Nigeria (LL.B with Honours);
University of Calabar (BSc Marketing with Honours);
Nigerian Law School (B.L.) (Barrister & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria)
Corporate and Commercial law;
Project Finance and Infrastructure;
Foreign Investment, Immigration and Employment Law;
Tax Advisory Services;
Regulatory Compliance and Secretarial functions;
Intellectual Property; and
Real Estate and Construction law.