Alegeh & Co. Appoints New Coordinating Partner As Malik, SAN, Leaves

Mrs. Omowunmi Nwano, Newly Appointed Coordinating Partner Of Firm

One of the leading law firm in Nigeria, Alegeh & Co., has appointed Mrs. Olawunmi Nwano, as the Coordinating Partner of the firm, following the exit the firm’s Managing Partner, Chief Aikhunegbe Anthony Malik (SAN).

According to a statement signed by the founding partner of the firm, Augustine O. Alegeh (SAN) dated Friday, July 14, 2023, Mr. Malik (SAN) has decided to move on to new challenges in law practice and “there is no doubt that he will excel in all his future endeavours.”

  The new Coordinating partner, Nwano is a 2004 graduate of the Faculty of Law, Lagos State University (LASU). She was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2005 and joined the Firm in 2013.

She became a Partner in 2019 and has been the Head of the Firm’s Commercial Law Practice Department.  

Chief Aikhunegbe Anthony Malik (SAN), Former Managing Partner of the Firm

The statement said Mr. Malik (SAN) left the firm after a period of over 13 years of dedicated service.

“Malik (SAN) joined the firm in 2010 shortly after his tour of duty as Special Adviser to the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice.

“His commitment to hard work led to his appointment firstly as a Partner and subsequently as the Managing Partner of the Firm. In 2019, he was admitted into the inner bar as a Senior Advocate of Nigeria.  
“Malik (SAN) contributed immensely to the growth and development of the firm in several ways and will always remain a part of Alegeh & Co.

“We wish him the very best and the Firm is grateful to him for his years of service,” the statement concludes.