Lex Mundi Admits Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie and Jankovic, Popovic & Mitic as its Member Firms for Nigeria and Serbia

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With the addition of these new members firms, Lex Mundi builds on its coverage in Africa and Eastern Europe.

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We are very pleased our firm has been admitted as a member of Lex Mundi. We already have a record of providing local legal expertise to other law firms and look forward to working with Lex Mundi's global network of member firms.

Lex Mundi’s Board of Directors voted to admit Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie as the exclusive member firm for Nigeria and Jankovic, Popovic & Mitic o.a.d. as the exclusive member firm for Serbia during the Lex Mundi 2010 Annual and North America Regional Conference in Vancouver. Lex Mundi is the world’s leading association of independent law firms with 160 member firms and more than 21,000 lawyers worldwide.

Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie (Nigeria)

Established in 1983, Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie is one of the largest commercial law partnerships in Nigeria. The firm has more than 40 lawyers in four offices located in Nigeria. Clients include multinational and domestic corporations, nonprofit organizations, multilateral and bilateral financing institutions, international organizations, embassies and state governments, as well as the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The firm’s main areas of practice include admiralty and maritime law; alternative dispute resolution; banking, finance and capital markets; civil, corporate and commercial litigation; commercial and property transactions; company secretarial and business advisory services (including immigration support); corporate restructuring (including mergers and acquisitions); energy, electric power and natural resources; intellectual property; labor and employment; telecommunications; and taxation.

Jankovic, Popovic & Mitic o.a.d. (Serbia)

Established in 1991, Jankovic, Popovic & Mitic o.a.d. (JPM) is a leading full-service law firm in Serbia. The firm has more than 30 lawyers, and it serves international and national clients from various industries in establishing, building, and maintaining a business presence in Serbia and the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) region. Areas of practice include banking, finance, capital markets and insolvency; competition and antitrust; corporate; dispute resolution and litigation; employment and labor and employment; energy; intellectual property; information technology; infrastructure; M & A; privatization; and real estate and construction.

Carl Anduri, President of Lex Mundi, commented, “We are very pleased to have Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie and Jankovic, Popovic & Mitic join Lex Mundi. With the addition of these member firms, Lex Mundi is building on its coverage in Africa and Eastern Europe. Both firms are recognized for their expertise and have a reputation for outstanding client service. We look forward to the contributions they will make to our association.”

Dan Agbor, a Partner of Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie, said, “We are very pleased our firm has been admitted as a member of Lex Mundi. We already have a record of providing local legal expertise to other law firms and look forward to working with Lex Mundi’s global network of member firms.”

Nikola Jankovic, Managing Partner of Jankovic, Popovic & Mitic, added, “To be named as the Serbian member firm for Lex Mundi is a great achievement for JPM and for the whole Serbian legal market. Lex Mundi is an organization comprised of world-class law firms, and our association with them will further enhance our ability to deliver top-quality legal services to our clients in Serbia and the whole region.”

About Lex Mundi

Lex Mundi is the world's leading association of independent law firms. The association has more than 160 member firms around the world, representing approximately 21,000 lawyers. Membership in Lex Mundi provides member firms with a trusted network of law firms that share similar values and a similar focus on quality through which they can access global legal resources that enable them to serve their clients better and to improve continuously all aspects of their firms. Member law firms are located throughout North America, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Through its nonprofit affiliate, the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation, Lex Mundi member firms provide pro bono legal assistance to social entrepreneurs around the globe. For more information, please visit http://www.lexmundi.com/ and http://www.lexmundiprobono.org/.

For a printable version of this press release, please visit http://www.lexmundi.com/images/lexmundi/PDF/PressReleases/2010_NewMembers_NigeriaSerbia.pdf.

Contact Information:

Kathleen Pope-Sance
1.713.328.4521

Carl Anduri
1.925.962.0115

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