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Adaku Ufere Named Leading Young Nigerian Lawyer

Energy Practice leader, Adaku Ufere, was named one of Nigeria's rising stars in the legal profession.

Centurion congratulates our Energy Practice leader, Adaku Ufere, who last month was named one of Nigeria’s rising stars in the legal profession.

Adaku was honored at the inaugural “Nigerian Rising Stars – 40 Leading Nigerian Lawyers Under 40” ceremony, hosted by ESQ Nigerian Legal Awards. The annual event celebrates the professional contribution of lawyers to the growth of Nigeria’s economy. Awards were presented to a carefully selected group of lawyers under 40 who are expected to shape the future of the legal profession in Nigeria.


Criteria for the selection of lawyers included:

Age (40 years and below, with at least 7 years of experience as a lawyer);

Reputation among peers, the judiciary and the public;

Achievements, settlements and verdicts as a lawyer;

Nominations from leading lawyers, peers and employers;

Leadership and membership in the Nigerian Bar, International Bar or any other professional lawyer organizations; and

Rankings and ratings by leading international evaluation organizations.