EMEKA ETIABA & CO., Etiaba Chambers is an off shoot of Etiaba Chambers that was established by Late Barrister B.M.C. Etiaba (of Blessed Memory) in 1960 as a sole practice in Aba, now Abia State.
The initial Firm of Etiaba Chambers became inactive for over fifteen years when the late founder took to Magistracy between 1964 and 1979. He retired volutarily as a C hief Magistrate and resuscitated the practice until his death in 1987.
The Firm became Emeka Etiaba & Co., Etiaba Chambers in 1989 when Emeka revived it and from then, it witnessed some revolutionary changes, part of which was the active participation of the Firm in commercial and corporate law practices in addition to the litigation it had always known for.
The Chambers which used to be in Nnewi, Anambra State alone, withnessed the opening of the Lagos branch in 1990 and subsequently Abuja in 1995, Port-Harcourt in 1998, Awka and Enugu in 2011. The Firm also got boosts when Barrister Echezona Etiaba joined the Firm in 1998 and Barrister Engineer Mrs. Joy Etiaba in 2009.
The Firm is involved in all gamut of Legal Practice and has played major role in so many transactions and cases. In 1996, the firm acted as Solicitor to the Public Issue of Orient Bank Plc(now Afex Bank Plc) The Firm also took part in private placement of Fidelity Bank Plc, in their bid to shore off their equity before the initial public offer leadingtothe consolidation of the Bank which it participated in also.
Emeka Etiaba & Co, Etiaba Chambers co-ordinated therenowned legal team of Mr. Peter Obi which legal team succeeded in winning back Mr. Peter Obi's mandate in 2006 at both the Election and the Tribunal Awka, Anambra State and Court of Appeal Enugu, Enugu State.
Over the years, the Firm has acted as Solicitor/Counsel to many Companies (both qouted and unqouted in the Nigeria Stock Exchange)
in their private placement and/or Initial Public Offers the Firm being Capital Market Consultants. The practice has bais for:-
Loan Recovery,Preparation and Perfection of Banking Instruments, Preparation of Commercial Papers and Agreements, Immigration Matters
Litigation, Company Formation and Allied Services, Mergers and Acquisitions, Company Secretarial Services, Advisory Services and
Property Sales and Purchases for Clients.