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Tonye Krukrubo



Tonye is a Partner with Aluko & Oyebode

Practice Focus and Experience

Tonye has been with Aluko & Oyebode since 1995, and became Partner in 2008.

An experienced litigator and a core member of the litigation department, Tonye, who is in the Firm’s Port Harcourt office, is regularly involved in diverse litigation and dispute resolution in various courts and arbitration panels. He regularly handles cases in the areas of commercial transactions, banking, immigration, regulatory compliance, taxation, finance and regulation of financial services, employment law, land law, oil and gas, environment, energy and natural resources, shipping and other aspects of law practice in Nigeria. Tonye’s major practice areas include:

Tonye has led the Firm’s team in various negotiations with the Firm’s clients and various regulatory and governmental bodies such as the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity, the Department of Petroleum Resources.  He has been involved in the successful negotiation and preparation of various Conditions of Service and Collective Bargaining Agreements with various labour unions, including the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) in the oil and gas sector of the Nigerian economy, as well as the Firm’s diverse clients, such as PWSH Nigeria Limited and Corelab Nigeria Limited. Tonye has represented and advised the Firm’s clients such as Niger Delta Petroleum Resources Limited (NDPR) at various public hearings related to the client’s operations and the laying of oil pipelines on the client’s right of way in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria.

Tonye was part of the Firm’s team that advised and represented the Firm’s client in the acquisition of shares of the Eastern Bulk cement company, Nigeria Limited, by UMAR SA, a subsidiary of Holder S.A. He was part of the Firm’s team that was involved in advising on the strategy for the restructuring of the local cement manufacturing company and its various subsidiaries.

Tonye was recently appointed as Chairman, Law Reform Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association Port Harcourt Branch.


  • 1991 - Nigerian Law School, BL
  • 1990 - Rivers State University of Science and Technology, LLB