Elvis Evbaruovbokhanre Asia had always exercised the potential of an inborn gift of law practice. It is no surprise that over the years, he has become a versatile legal practitioner with over 14 years of legal experience and providing legal services to a diverse clientele comprising of individuals, corporate bodies (both local and international), government parastatals, and agencies on various areas of law ranging from Intellectual Property, Energy and Oil and Gas, Information, Media and Communication Technology, Commercial Litigation, and Alternative Dispute Resolution, Real Estate, Corporate Regulatory and Advisory Services, Labour and Employment Law, Tax and other Financial Services, Family Law, Entertainment Law, and Immigration Law, among others. He is currently the Managing Partner of Law Future Partners (LFP) with a long-term goal to make LFP a mega partnership of colleagues across the country.
A graduate of Law from the Ambrose Alli University, Elvis’s passion for the legal profession geared him up to train and develop his educational and professional strengths. He obtained an LL.M from the University of Lagos, and subsequently became a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, United Kingdom (2015), Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (2016), and the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (2019).
Prior to him establishing Law Future Partners, he worked with other notable law firms, which allowed him to learn and practice law with the best legal minds and at the highest level. He worked briefly with Kupolati & Co./Renaissance Law Publishers Limited where he did a lot of work on the editing of the All Federation Weekly Law Report. Elvis later joined Chief Rotimi Williams’ Chambers (CRWC) in 2010. The time spent in this organization helped to solidify great interest in various aspects of law practice, especially commercial dispute resolution. He rose to the position of senior counsel in the firm. The experience he gained from his previous employers as well as his hard work contributed to the landmark achievements he has recorded in his career. He has been a part of various problem-solving teams, including a team that advised a Ghanaian oil and gas company on Unitisation Agreement, a team that advised an international oil company on the divestment of interest in the oil and gas industry particularly in relation to the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development Act. He was also part of a team that advised the Federal Government on the award of contract for the Mambila Power Project.
Mr. Elvis has successfully concluded matters both at the High Court, Federal High Court, National Industrial Court, and the Court of Appeal, and has written several briefs at the Supreme Court of Nigeria. His team was played a critical role in persuading the courts to depart from its usual practice and hear a judgment debtor in an ex parte garnishee application. In 2010, he was selected to be a part of the Borrowers’ Legal Team in a $143 million dollars Sugar Refinery Project Finance Transaction, which won the World Bank Africa Bankers’ “Transaction of the Year Award” in 2011.
In addition to being a lawyer, Elvis has also displayed unwavering service to many good deeds. He has served as a volunteer to many organizations. He served as a part-time lecturer at the National Institute for Cultural Orientation (Entertainment Law and Ethics), rendering pro bono legal services in deserving cases. He is currently representing a family whose daughter of two years was sexually violated at a school on behalf of the African Women Lawyers’ Association. He facilitated some of the processes that enabled a non- governmental organization to assist children in remote rural areas to have access to computers and the internet in Edo State. He also renders his voice as a socio-political commentator.
Elvis Evbaruovbokhanre Asia has shown interest in legal research and he writes in a unique and compelling style. He is author of the book, Oil and Gas Insurance and Nigeria’s Local Content Policy. Among his published articles are: “Covid 19: Time to Address Unfair Labour Practices in Nigeria’s Banking Industry,” “Balancing Contending Interests in the 2020 Petroleum Industry Bill” and “The future of Employment Law in a Gig Economy.”
Aside from his professional qualifications, Elvis has regularly attended professional conferences in Nigeria, the UK, and the USA. He is happily married to a legal practitioner and they are blessed with two children.