Emmanuel Ekpenyong Esq. MCIArb. (UK)
Fred-young & Evans LP
Commercial Law
Managing Partner
Suite 217A, Jinifa Plaza, Plot 1014, Samuel Adesoji Ademulegun Street, Central Business District,
Federal Capital Territory-Abuja
+234 8034912096
Main Practice Area

Commercial Law


Emmanuel studied law at the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and graduated in 2006 with a Second Class Upper. He also attended the Nigerian Law School and graduated with a Second Class Upper and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2007. He is a Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitration, U.K. He is currently a LLM Student of International Business Law at University of Liverpool. He is a practicing Nigerian Lawyer with international business advisory experience.


Emmanuel joined Strachan Partners, a leading commercial law firm in Nigeria in September 2009. In October 2011, he moved from Lagos to Abuja to establish and manage the Abuja practice of the firm. In 2014, he joined other partners to establish Fred-young & Evans LP, a full service commercial law firm and Fred-young Recoveries, an international debt collection firm.

Emmanuel is experienced in recovery of diverse debts across borders. He has been engaged in prominent commercial litigations at the High and appellate courts and has acted as counsel in both domestic and international commercial arbitrations. He is involved in several public interest litigations like the suit by some Federal law makers in Nigeria against the Federal Government on the constitutionality of the Excess Crude Account and the ongoing suit to compel the Minister of Justice to promulgate an Order to bring the Foreign Judgments Reciprocal Act into operation.

Emmanuel is exposed to Nigeria’s corporate and intellectual property practice and advises both foreign and local clients on foreign and the legal regime in Nigeria’s real estate sector. He is listed as a foreign associate with James Ling Attorney at Law, China. He is the sole commercial litigation expert on IR Global, Global law Experts, Leaders in Law, Advisory Excellence and the corporate expert in The Lawyer’s Network. He is the sole Nigerian Partner in International Credit Exchange and the Nigerian Legal Expert on Start-up Overseas. He is profiled as a National Expert by Getting the Deal Through.

Emmanuel has authored several scholarly articles on alternative dispute resolution and arbitration, debt recovery and insolvency, enforcement of local and foreign judgments, telecommunication and real estate practice on Mondaq, Getting the Deal Through, Lexology, Corporate LiveWire, Virtual RoundTable, Finance Monthly, Lexology, Financial Worldwide, Start-up Overseas.

Emmanuel’s recent books are “Impact of Nigeria’s Legislations and Business Practices on Foreign Investments” available on www.morebooks.com. He also wrote as a specialist contributor on the topic “Enforcement of Arbitral Awards and Foreign Judgments in Nigeria” to the book “Contemporary Issues in Law and Society: Legal Essays in Tribute to the Hon. Justice Chinwe E. Iyizoba JCA” of the Court of Appeal.

Practice Areas

Corporate/commercial law and practice, commercial litigation, arbitration, mediation, debt collection, family law and probate, trademarks, patents, designs, copyrights and franchise, telecommunications, oil and gas, immigration, real estate and construction and employment law. 


Fred-young & Evans is a full service commercial law firm in Nigeria dedicated to providing local and international clients with prompt and effective legal services within the ethical standards of the legal profession.

Our Clients benefit from a firm small enough to allow easy access to all of its lawyers and large enough to guarantee excellence and speedy response to challenging legal problems. Our watchwords are integrity, distinction and professionalism.

At Fred-young & Evans, we offer an array of legal services in support of our clients. We consistently proffer commercially focused, time and cost effective as well as result oriented legal advice to challenging commercial transaction and disputes.

We are a legal resource in the budding sectors of the Nigerian economy, particularly real estate and construction, agriculture, foreign investment and exports, telecommunications, tourism and power projects. From our offices in Abuja, we have established a working relationship with attorneys in major cities in Nigeria and throughout Africa.

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