Mary Ekemezie

Mary Ekemezie

Managing Associate


Mary Ekemezie is a Managing Associate in Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie’s Labour and Employment, Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity and Corporate Advisory teams, and has been involved in various transactions across her practice areas.  Her experience includes advising private equity funds and other multinational investors on investments across a range of sectors.  As part of her transactional experience, she routinely coordinates due diligence reviews in connection with various investment and financing deals which, enable her clients determine the most efficient structures for executing their transactions.  

With respect to her labour and employment practice, she advises clients on the Nigerian law requirements for employment contracts, restraint of trade, immigration requirements for foreign employees, requirements for termination of employment contracts, redundancies and the restructuring of employee remuneration structures, among others.  Her experience in this practice area also covers advising on trade union laws and trade disputes and employers’ statutory obligations under Nigerian law.  

A regular speaker at the Employment Law Middle East/Africa Regional webinars and conferences, she routinely facilitates seminars and trainings on topical issues and developments in Nigerian labour and employment law for senior executive management and HR personnel.  She contributes to The International Comparative Legal Guide (ICLG) to Employment and Labour Law, the World Bank’s Women Business and Law Report and the Taylor Vinters Employment Law Newsletter.  She also co-authored the IFLR 2016 Mergers and Acquisition Review and the Practical Law – International Acquisitions Transaction Guide 2016 and contributed to the Bowmans Africa Guide – Employment Consequences of Business Transfer.   

Mary is recognised as a very well regarded labour and employment practitioner, known for her excellent work on related issues pertaining to significant M&A transactions, and as a National Leader for labour and employment practice in Nigeria, by Who’s Who Legal 2019.

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