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Nigeria

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 1

G. Elias & Co

Always able to meet and exceed clients’ expectations’, G. Elias & Co’s ‘response times and ability to deliver the desired results are top quality’. The practice’s experience includes advising domestic and international financial institutions on acquisition and project financings, as well as corporate finance and refinancing. Team head and managing partner Fred Onuobia advised the lenders on a forward sale transaction – arranged by Standard Chartered and United Bank for Africa – to finance oilfield developments. Capital markets work included assisting a bank with a bond issuance programme. The team also handles derivatives work, equity offerings and securitisations. Segun Omoregie and Gbolahan Elias SAN are recommended. Key associates are Oluwatoyin Nathaniel and Nosakhare Aguebor, who is ‘able to understand clients’ requirements and ensure that their requests are met accordingly’.

Leading individuals

Gbolahan Elias SAN - G. Elias & Co

Next generation lawyers

Oluwatoyin Nathaniel - G. Elias & Co

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

G. Elias & Co

G. Elias & Co has advised on M&A in a broad array of sectors, from banking and insurance to transport, oil, telecoms, electricity and manufacturing. Highlights included advising real estate investment fund RMB Westport on the development of a high-end retail mall, as well as assisting Ughelli Power with the merger of Transcorp Ughelli Power and Ughelli Power to form Transcorp Energy, which was Nigeria’s first formal merger of electric generation companies. Gbolahan Elias SAN is ‘well versed in commercial transactions’; managing partner Fred Onuobia is ‘an ideal partner for negotiating and documenting commercial transactions’; and Segun Omoregie is also highly rated. Senior associate Fidelis Adewole is recommended along with associates Obianuju Ifebunandu and Nosakhare Aguebor.

Leading individuals

Gbolahan Elias SAN - G. Elias & Co

Next generation lawyers

Fidelis Adewole - G. Elias & Co

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

G. Elias & Co

G. Elias & Coprovides excellent delivery of services in a manner consistent with the best standards, offering practical and viable advice’. Recent highlights include representing Sunrise Power and Transmission Company in long-running litigation against the federal government over the award of a hydroelectric power project, as well as acting for MTN Nigeria to challenge a $3.8bn fine levied by the Nigerian Communications Commission, reportedly the largest fine ever imposed by a regulatory agency on a company in Nigeria. Citibank Nigeria is also a client. Gbolahan Elias SAN is ‘an erudite scholar who is well respected’ and managing partner Fred Onuobia is ‘an excellent litigation lawyer, who keeps his ears to the ground and is always well positioned to advise clients’. Fidelis Adewole is a recommended senior associate.

Next generation lawyers

Fidelis Adewole - G. Elias & Co

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 2

G. Elias & Co

G. Elias & Co regularly handles mergers between upstream oil and gas companies, acreage acquisition agreements, project site acquisitions and project financings. Highlights included advising on the merger which created Transcorp Ughelli Power, marking Nigeria’s first formal merger involving an electricity producer, and acting for Benchmark Power International on a power purchase agreement and gas sale contract with the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company in relation to a 2,300MW IPP project. Team head Gbolahan Elias SAN, managing partner Fred Onuobia, Segun Omoregie and senior associate Onyinye Chukwu are recommended.

Next generation lawyers

Onyinye Chukwu - G. Elias & Co

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 2

G. Elias & Co

G. Elias & Co’s full-service commercial real estate practice covers retail, hospitality, office, logistics and residential property. Managing partner Fred Onuobia is the key contact.

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