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Stella consistently proffers refreshing solutions at the negotiating table. Since joining the firm in 2001, Stella has risen professionally especially in her areas of expertise, energy and natural resources as well as corporate commercial law. She has worked on several oil and gas transactions and has actively participated in negotiations relating to same. Over the period, she has garnered considerable project finance experience.

Stella Duru is lauded as having "an understanding of the industry that is commendable." She advises on a number of oil and gas transactions on behalf of the firm.
Chambers & Partners 2019

Stella has a sound understanding of intricate and complex legal issues in her chosen areas of practice. Prior to her admission into Partnership, she served as a Team Leader in the firm's energy & natural resources as well as its corporate, securities and finance practice groups.


  • University of Lagos (LL.B)

  • Nigerian Law School (B.L)


  • Energy & Natural Resources

  • Corporate & Commercial Law

  • Project Finance

  • Litigation, Arbitration & ADR


  • Nigerian Bar Association

  • Association of International Petroleum Negotiators