Maryam Uwais MFR

Established in 2003, Wali-Uwais & Co. is a leading full service law firm within the capital city, Abuja – Nigeria. The Firm is committed to providing a wide variety of legal consultancy, corporate & commercial and litigation services. Our diverse skills, a combined leadership of 30 years practice experience, as well as bias towards project finance, corporate & commercial practice gives us the capacity to deliver the legal, regulatory and advisory services as required by our Clients’.

Our Firm has over the years produced a unique and formidable blend of expertise, experience, dynamism and innovation in the provision of proactive and qualitative legal services, founded on integrity and professionalism.

Our Firm is engaged in core corporate and commercial practice, and has extensive experience and knowledge in diverse areas of the law, including Project Finance & Infrastructure Development, Corporate Finance, Capital Market Operations, Company and Commercial Law, Banking, Islamic Banking and Finance, Insurance, Energy, Arbitration, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Privatisation, Negotiating Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Telecommunications, Information Technology, Intellectual Property, Pensions law, Human Rights and Family law, as well as Environmental Law.

Our Team comprises of lawyers and draftsmen with a combined experience of over 90 years who are versed in infrastructure finance, Public Private Partnerships practice, the legal and business issues of long term financing as well as the intricacies of a variety of public and private sector driven transactions. We are commercially minded individuals with a proven record of successes with transactions, successful team building and communication with clients. Ours is a group of lawyers who are young, vibrant and creative in finding commercial solutions to resolving legal problems. We are adept at drafting, engrossment, vetting and interpretation of business documents, International Contracts and Agreements, Research and are systematically analytical in our approach to legal work.

Our Philosophy

Our Philosophy is to exceed our Clients’ Expectations at all costs and at all times.

Our Goal

To reflect international legal best practices in resolving each clients’ concerns and preferred objectives.


We see our role as Consultants, Facilitators, Mediators, Legal Advisers and Transactional Lawyers. Understanding our clients’ needs and transactions, advising on the law, legal and regulatory provisions that impact thereon and, most importantly, structuring transactions in consonance with the law without compromising our Clients’ goals.

In furtherance of maximizing our Clients’ objectives, we designate Project Lawyers who will be responsible and accountable for the respective transactions as well as other legal/regulatory compliance matters in continuum.

Further, we believe that the role of Legal Advisers involves more than the provision of technical legal advice. Our role is to know and understand the role and businesses of our Clients, the transactions in question, be pro-active with regard to same and to participate in the facilitation of the legal, commercial and financial issues which arise in the course of the transaction.  We combine the analysis of the legal issues with a practical, flexible and businesslike approach towards achieving our Clients’ goals.

Professional Membership

Association of Professional
Negotiators & Arbitrators