Mr. Okorie Kalu
Punuka Attorneys & Solicitors
Okorie Kalu is a Partner in PUNUKA Attorneys & Solicitors. He heads the Insolvency and Business Restructuring, Banking litigation department of the firm.
He holds an LLB in Law and an LLM in Commercial Law from the Universite du Benin (now Universite du Lome, Togo). He also attended the University of Lagos and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2004.
He is General Secretary of the Council of the Business Recovery and Insolvency Practitioners Association of Nigeria (BRIPAN) and acts as a facilitator in insolvency related training modules for BRIPAN and other bodies.
He also is 2nd Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association - Section on Business Law (NBA-SBL) Committee on Banking, Finance and Insolvency. In 2017, he was appointed as Team lead for reform in the business indicator area of “Resolving Insolvency” on an NBA-SBL collaboration project with the Office of the Vice President of Nigeria which set up the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) to draft an Omnibus Bill reforming various laws and improve ease of doing business in Nigeria.
He was recently awarded INSOL global fellowship rank in addition to his practical vast experience in insolvency and restructuring practice and litigation in Nigeria, including cross border related insolvency matters.
He regularly contributes to the World Bank annual Doing Business publication on getting credit, closing a business/resolving insolvency and enforcement of contracts, etc. He has also contributed or co-authored several insolvency related articles and papers with Anthony Idigbe SAN.
He also has wide experience in criminal and commercial litigation.