About Us

Our Ethos

We believe that a business with healthy roots will thrive. We assist our clients in addressing legal and regulatory issues that are fundamental to the success of their business.

Our Team

RLC has a core team of lawyers with extensive experience and industry-wide acclaim. The firm is also supported by a network of consultants with specialist practice, industry and geographical expertise.

Elizabeth Uwaifo

Elizabeth Uwaifo

Managing Partner

Elizabeth is an English qualified lawyer with over 25 years’ experience in various major City of London law firms advising on a wide variety of bilateral and syndicated loan agreements, debt and equity capital markets transactions; derivatives and other hedging agreements, and other corporate and commercial transactions and finance arrangements.

Jonathan Martin | Radix

Jonathan Martin

Consultant

Jonathan is a corporate and transactions specialist with experience across a wide range of sectors and jurisdictions. Jonathan is a former partner at a number of global law firms in the UK and North America, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, joint ventures and commercial arrangements. He has particular expertise in oil and gas transactions of all kinds, although he has advised in many other sectors.

Nicholas Bonnefoy

Nicolas Bonnefoy

Consultant

Nicolas is a mining and oil and gas lawyer with a particular focus on Africa. He has in-depth expertise in the securing of exploration and production rights, as well as the structuring, negotiating and implementing of acquisitions and disposals of exploration and production assets throughout the African continent. He has worked with global consultancies, international law firms and national & international oil companies around the world.

Mercy Etomi

Mercy Etomi

Trainee Solicitor / Chartered Accountant

Mercy is a UK qualified accountant with an academic background in law, and business management and is currently training as a solicitor with RLC.  She has over 15 years’ experience working within the financial services industry both in the UK and Nigeria in commercial banking and asset management. Her specialisation includes financial control, regulation and compliance. She brings to RLC a commercial background and an extensive experience in financial transactions and corporate finance.

Cynthia Jumu

Cynthia (Jumu) Quarcoo

Consultant

Cynthia is a Corporate, Commercial and Finance lawyer in Ghana and the United Kingdom. She has over 15 years’ experience representing institutional clients with specialization in the energy, financial and infrastructure sectors. Cynthia is an economics and business graduate, her early career as an Analyst at PriceWaterHouse Coopers has strengthened her ability to provide clients with commercially sound legal advice.

Cynthia is the Founder and Managing Partner of CQ Legal, a law firm based in Ghana, and, through CQ Legal, provides consultancy services to RLC on a variety of Ghanaian law issues. She was previously an Associate Solicitor with RLC.

Sijuwola Soremekun

Consultant

Sijuwola (Siju) has an extensive career in the law and is an expert in all real estate matters. Her clients include corporate institutions, high net-worth individuals and non-profit organisations. She is a dual qualified solicitor (Nigeria and UK) and has a wealth of experience in property investment acquisitions and disposals and secured lending. She is a member of the Lawyers’ Christian Fellowship, is an alumnus of Grange School Lagos Nigeria and an Elder of Chobham Hall, an independent day and boarding School in Kent. Siju is passionate about knowledge sharing and regularly mentors junior members of the profession.

Nicholas S Ene

Graduate Development Scheme Intern

Nicholas is a graduate of Lancaster University with a degree in Philosophy Politics and Economics. He now seeks a career in law. Nicholas is an Intern in RLC’s Graduate Development Scheme. He has undertaken a variety of engagements including assisting in the review of contracts, conducting legal research, enhancing transaction documentation and providing other support as required.