The PUNUKA Annual Lecture Holds April 16

The 2013 edition of the PUNUKA yearly lecture holds on April 16, 2013 at the Panoramic View Hall of the Civic Centre, Ozumba Mbadiwe Road, Victoria Island Lagos, at 10.00am.

The PUNUKA Lecture, an annual event organized by PUNUKA Attorneys & Solicitors is aimed at bringing together key industry players and stakeholders on topical issues bordering on law, the economy, financial matters, good governance, nation building, amongst others.

Former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice SMA Belgore GCON, is expected as the Chairman of this year’s edition, while Her Excellency, the Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Hon. Mrs. Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire will be the Special Guest of Honour. The first Vice President of Mirabaud Private Bank Geneva and Director in-Charge of Africa, Mr. John Cross will lead discussions on the topic, ‘Wealth Management and Succession Planning: Best Practices, Anti Corruption Compliances and Red Flags’.

Speaking on the appropriateness of the lecture theme, a senior partner in the firm of PUNUKA Attorneys & Solicitors, Mrs Elizabeth Idigbe emphasized on the need to plan well ahead to anticipate and accommodate the inevitability of change.  According to her; “The reality is that we live in a society where succession planning and wealth management are relegated to the back seat. Indeed, the uncertainties of our time have made it more imperative to take a second hard look at this topic.

 Also speaking on the subject, Dr. Tochi Nwogu who is the Chairman of the lecture committee and partner in charge of Insolvency and Restructuring Practice Group in the firm, stated that embedded in a good wealth management and succession planning policies are statutory compliances which ensure that one does not contravene the legislations in this area.  It is against this backdrop that the discourse presented from an independent party would seek to address amongst other issues the need for wealth management and exit planning and the international best practices which guarantee that the process complies with all the national and international laws.



Date Posted:2013-04-09