Victoria AlongeManaging Partner
Ms. Victoria Alonge is a Partner and the Practice Head of SimmonsCooper Partners. She is a Member of the Nigerian Bar Association, a Fellow at the Chartered Institute of Taxation Nigeria, an Arbitrator, and a Certified Mediator. She has over twenty-eight years of experience in representing and advising government parastatals alongside several multinationals. Her areas of specialization include Labour Law, Family Law, Private and property law, Banking & Insurance Law, Commercial law, Public Interest Law, Tax and Arbitration. Victoria's expert trial and appellate skill in some of the most complex dispute situation has been seen in representation before the Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court and the ECOWAS Court of Justice. As a compulsive reader, Victoria's incisive opinions on commercial litigation issues have been demonstrated in a number of review and advisory engagements. For instance, she was appointed a member of a special committee set up by His Excellency the Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, to review and advice on the assets of the Federal Government in Lagos State. With inputs from Ms. Alonge and a few others, the committee was able to successfully complete its mandate, enabling the State Government to identify ways in which the state could improve the socio-economic wellbeing of residents of Lagos state. Before joining the firm of SimmonsCooper Partner as Practice Head, Victoria worked as the State Council in the Lagos State Ministry of Justice.
SimmonsCooper Partners is one of the leading firms in Nigeria.
At SimmonsCooper Partners, our guiding principles are dexterity and scholarship. Our purpose is to achieve “Total Clients’ Solutions”. The firm is a synergy of three exceptional international law practices with diverse backgrounds but a common vision. With offices in Lagos and Abuja and affiliated offices in Illinois and London, we understand the dynamic and evolving nature of an increasingly multi-jurisdictional, globalized, and sometimes, complex legal environment.
Our skilled, talented and well-credentialed lawyers represent a wide range of expertise, experience, and backgrounds in the jurisdictions they practice. Some of our lawyers have been in government and industry and have successfully engaged in multi-jurisdictional practices and transactions. A number of the members of the firm have been recognized and honored for their excellence and contributions in their areas of practice by both clients and other organizations. Our network of offices enables us to give effect to the SCP client service mantra-“Total Clients’ Solutions”. This has particularly been an asset to clients who have questions in several areas of law or issues spanning laws of different countries and jurisdictions as they routinely have direct and prompt access to attorneys within the network. Our services at SimmonsCooper Partners are compatible and uniquely suited to serve our clients’ local and international needs.
Core Practice Areas;
• Energy: Oil, Gas & Electricity
• Public Sector and Regulatory
• Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
• Private Equity & Venture Capital
• Projects: Infrastructure Development and Project Finance
• Banking & Finance
• Securities and Capital Market
• Corporate Advisory & Taxation
• Foreign Investment & International Finance
• Aviation and Maritime
• Intellectual Property & ICT
• Real Estate