Chinyerugo Ugoji


  • Tax
  • Energy and Natural Resources
  • Corporate and Commercial




LL.B (Hons) University of Lagos 2004

Bar Admissions

Barrister and Solicitor, Nigeria 2005

Professional Associations

Member, Nigerian Bar Association


Chinyerugo’s practice is focused on  corporate/commercial law.  His main area of specialisation is taxation.

He provides advice on a broad range of Nigerian taxes including payroll taxes, corporate income tax, personal income tax, capital gains tax, customs duties, stamp duties and value added tax.

He regularly advises on the taxation of upstream activity in the Nigerian oil & gas sector and has advised extensively on the taxation of Production Sharing Contracts.  He is part of the team which is currently advising a number of PSC Contractors-consortiums on various disputes with the Nigerian national oil company arising out of the operation of onshore, shallow and deep offshore PSCs. He has advised on the applicable and proposed fiscal regimes for the domestic gas sector in Nigeria and on the effects of the proposed Petroleum Industry Bill.

He advises foreign clients on tax and exchange control issues which impact inward investment, repatriation of profits and capital, operation of employee stock participation plans and other employee benefit schemes