The Managing partner of Olisa Agbakoba Legal, OAL, Mrs. Priscilla Ogwemoh has won the best Female Managing Partner of the year award in Nigeria. The award was presented to Ogwemoh by Mrs. Funke Adekoya SAN at Oriental Hotel in Lagos.
Ogwemoh was among the shortlist for this year’s Law Digest Africa Awards out of over 200 entries for the awards; an increase of over 50 per cent from last year’s entries, making this award the most recognized award for African lawyers.
There were also entries from countries such as Egypt, Mozambique, Rwanda and Morocco for the first time. Meanwhile, the category of the winners are: Managing Partner of the year, Female Managing Partner of the year, Young Managing Partner of the year (under 40), Law Firm of the year, Emerging Firm of the year, Litigation and Dispute Resolution Team of the year, M&A Team of the year, Banking & Finance Team of the year, Capital Market of the year, Property Infrastructure and Construction Team of the year, Power, Energy & Natural Resources Team of the year, IP & Technology Team of the year and Africa’s Strategic Partner of the year.
Ogwemoh of Olisa Agbakoba Legal (Nigeria) beat Eliane Bergenthuin of De Beer Attorneys (South Africa), to clinch the award.