Smart Okpara



Smart is a member of the Firm’s Dispute Resolution, Fintech, International Trade and Transportation Practice teams. He regularly represents and advises clients on various aspects of law including Environmental Law, Energy, Labour and Employment, Taxation, Regulatory Compliance, Fintech and International Trade. Smart graduated top 5% of his class with Honours from the Rivers State University, Port Harcourt and bagged a First Class Honours at the Nigerian Law School.

Since joining Aluko & Oyebode, Smart has worked alongside other members of the team on a wide range of transactions.  He has experience in advising on matters ranging from Labour and employment issues, energy disputes and litigation, arbitration, trade disputes, taxation, corporate and commercial advisory. He has a keen interest in International Economic Law particularly the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA) and its dispute settlement process.

Smart is an excellent Lawyer, a Chartered Arbitrator, Mediator and Conciliator who constantly proffers top-notch and practical advice to meet client’s needs. As a highly enthusiastic person, he loves taking on new challenges and broadening his horizon and competence.


2019     Called to the Nigerian Bar (First Class Honours)
2018     LLB (Honours) - Rivers State University, Port Harcourt

Memberships & Professional Associations

Nigerian Bar Association
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK)
Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators, Nigeria
Amnesty International
Young African Leaders Initiative