Emeka Nworie was called to the Nigerian Bar in the year 2009. He is an experienced solicitor and astute advocate who has committed his professional life to providing legal services to a wide range of clients – offering diverse legal opinions, undertaking complex and comprehensive legal research and legal drafting in contentious matters, and representing clients at all levels of Courts in Nigeria.
He has had a lengthy stint in varied areas of law practice and, thus, gained requisite experience and expertise that have been deployed towards servicing clientele needs. His practice areas include, but not limited to, commercial litigation, information and telecommunication law, corporate law, banking law, employment and labour laws, property law, maritime law, fundamental rights law and election petition. He has shown in-depth mastery of legal principles in these areas of law practice and their application to clients’ cases, needs and satisfaction.
Emeka has participated in many notable cases involving individuals, corporate and multi-national entities and state governments, including MTN Nigeria Limited, Bao Yao Huan Jian Iron & Steel Group CFTZ, Intels Nigeria Limited and its affiliated companies (Prime Investment and Corporate Services Limited, Prime Property Development Services and Management Company, etc.), Guaranty Trust Bank Plc., Access Bank Plc., United Bank for Africa Plc., Polaris Bank Limited, Rivers State Government, etc. He was a key member of the legal team that successfully challenged the validity of Abia State Infrastructural Development Fund Laws, 1999 and 2010 on behalf of MTN Nigeria Limited and got them nullified by the Court of Appeal, Owerri Judicial Division in 2018. He was a member of the team of lawyers that defended several election petitions arising from both the State and National Houses of Assembly elections in Rivers State in the 2016 Re-Runs and 2019 General Election as well as played a supportive role in the 2019 Rivers State Governorship election. Emeka worked with the team of lawyers that successfully challenged, at the Supreme Court, reliance on the colonial administrative map to cede about 37 (thirty-seven) communities that cut across four local government areas in Rivers State to Imo State in the high-profile case of Attorney-General, Rivers State v. Attorney-General, Federation & Anor. and the legal team that successfully defended federal allocation dispute involving Bayelsa State Government and Rivers State Government in Attorney-General, Bayelsa State v. Attorney-General, Federation & Ors., all in 2020. Also, he has handled many employment and labour related matters and, through his deep-rooted knowledge in employment and labour laws, has provided succour and satisfaction to clients.
Emeka Nworie, since his call to the Bar, has worked in many leading commercial law firms in Nigeria, including Okey Wali & Co., where he was the deputy head of chambers and Emeka Etiaba SAN, Etiaba & Co., where he doubled as a team lead and the head of Appeal Section in its Port Harcourt office.