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The firm: G. Elias & Co (the “firm”) was founded in 1994 and have become one of Nigeria’s leading business law firms. The firm has always had an international outlook, a reputation for, and an outstanding record of, carrying out critical, innovative and complex work to the highest standards. The firm has advised and represented its clients on several of the most significant recent developments in Nigerian business law practice.

The firm is organized as seven practices covering eight industry sectors. The practice groups are: dispute resolution; corporate (including mergers and acquisitions and private equity); banking; capital markets; tax; intellectual property; and employment. The eight sectors are: financial services, oil-and-gas; electric power; telecommunications, media and technology; agribusiness, food and healthcare; trade and industry; transport and logistics; and construction and real estate (“fast moving consumer goods” occur in several of these sectors).

There are clients of many nationalities and every size in these sectors. They range from foremost global multinational enterprises to a number of ambitious, home-grown fledglings, from government-controlled enterprises (we have advised on numerous privatizations) to companies controlled entirely by private sector actors.

The firm is a member of Africa Legal Network (ALN), an association of leading independent law firms founded and based in Africa. The firm is ISO 9001:2008 certified.

Areas of practice: Banking: The firm advises international financiers, investors and sponsors on financing petroleum sector and public infrastructure and other projects and on structured trade finance transactions.

Contact: Fred Onuobia; tel: +234 1 460 7890; email:

Corporate: The firm advises on foreign investment and on corporate re-organisations as well as on the merger, sales and acquisitions of entire businesses or of significant minority stakes in businesses.

Contact: Gbolahan Elias, SAN; tel: +234 1 460 7890; e-mail:

Intellectual Property: The firm advises owners on registering intellectual property rights, on licensing those rights and on enforcing them in the event of infringement.

Contact: Fred Onuobia; tel: +234 1 460 7890; email:

Litigation and Arbitration: The firm handles litigation and arbitration for foreign banks, manufacturers, oil companies and others in a wide variety of business disputes against private individuals, business entities and governmental bodies.

Contact: Gbolahan Elias, SAN; tel: +234 1 460 7890; e-mail:

Tax: The firm advises on seeking tax exemptions, on structuring transactions with a view to achieving tax-efficiency and represents clients in tax audits and investigations, administrative hearings and litigation.

Contact: Fidelis Adewole; tel: +234 1 460 7890; e-mail:

Capital Markets: The firm also advises on both debt ans equity private ans placement and public offerings.

Contact: Segun Omoregie; tel: +234 1 460 7890; e-mail:

  • Number of lawyers: 31
  • Languages
  • English
  • Member
  • African Legal Network (ALN)

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