Managing Partner

Matthew Burkaa, is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (The equivilent of a Queen’s Counsel in England) and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitration (UK). He is currently the Principal Counsel of the firm.

Mr Matthew Burkaa’s formal education took him through the Government College, Obi Nasarawa State and the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University Zaria where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and later the Nigerian Law School, Lagos Campus. He was admitted to the Nigerian Bar in 2006 after he graduated from both institutions with a Second Class (Upper) degree.

He has over 15 years varied experience in litigation and advocacy. He commenced his career as a pupil Counsel at the Chambers of the Attorney General, Ministry of Justice, Yobe State. He also worked as a draftsman at the Yobe State House of Assembly before joining the firm of S.M Also & Co in Damaturu, Yobe State and thereafter the law firm of Tayo Oyetibo & Co in Lagos, Nigeria where he served as a Senior Counsel for about 7 years and horned his skills in litigation and advocacy. He has also attended extensive trainings and development courses both in Nigeria and abroad on skills enhancement in core areas such as Oil and Energy law, Labour Law, Family Law, Bankruptcy Law, etc.

Matthew Burkaa’s greatest skills are in litigation, advocacy & arbitration where he has acted for clients, settled briefs of arguments and appeared in very high profile civil and criminal matters from the lowest court to the Supreme Court in Nigeria. He is also very skilled in negotiating complex deals for clients.

Matthew Burkaa, SAN has a multi-disciplinary background in diverse areas of Corporate Governance Law and has also obtained a Masters Degree (LL.M) from the University of Lagos and is a Notary Public of Nigeria, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitration and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).
He is an active member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), the International Bar Association (IBA) and a volunteer member of Amnesty International.
He is the Managing Partner of the firm.