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AELEX

4TH FLOOR, MARBLE HOUSE, 1 KINGSWAY ROAD , FALOMO-IKOYI, LAGOS, NIGERIA
Tel:
Work +234 1 461 7321
Fax:
Fax +234 1 461 7092
Email:
Web:
https://www.aelex.com
Abuja, Accra, Accra, Lagos, Port Harcourt

Nigeria

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 2

AELEX

AELEX regularly advises on the provision of domestic and international credit facilities, with notable involvement in the financing of various asset acquisitions in the power, oil and gas sectors. The practice’s experience includes negotiation of local and international credit facilities, loan and security documentation, structured financing, IPOs, eurobond issuances, private placements and derivative transactions. Practice head Lawrence Fubara Anga and Olusina Sipasi assisted FBN Capital, the mandated lead arranger to Eurafric Power, with raising a multimillion-dollar medium-term loan to acquire Sapele Power Plant. Other clients include Keystone Bank, Alpine Investments and the Nigerian Stock Exchange. Managing partner Theophilus Emuwa is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Lawrence Fubara Anga - AELEX

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

AELEX

The AELEX team is, according to one client, ‘always available, responsive, trustworthy and able to face tight schedules’. Department head Theophilus Emuwa, who is ‘approachable, knowledgeable and practical’, is handling Coca-Cola’s acquisition of a 40% stake in CHI, a leading producer of juice and value-added dairy brands in Nigeria. Transactional experts Lawrence Fubara Anga and Olusina Sipasi are key members of the team, as is energy and environment team head Soji Awogbade. Chinyerugo Ugoji and senior associate Ngozi Udokwu are also highly regarded.

Leading individuals

Lawrence Fubara Anga - AELEX

Theophilus Emuwa - AELEX

Next generation lawyers

Chinyerugo Ugoji - AELEX

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

AELEX

AELEXepitomises the values of a world-class law firm; it has clients’ interests at heart, and frequently exceeds expectations’. Recent highlights include successfully representing China National Offshore Oil in challenging an education tax assessment before the Tax Appeal Tribunal, a decision that was subsequently upheld by the Court of Appeal. Practice head Funke Adekoya has over four decades of arbitration and litigation experience in corporate, commercial, energy and tax cases; she acts as counsel in arbitration proceedings and has been party-appointed sole arbitrator or presiding arbitrator in several high-value disputes. Standing out for aviation, banking and finance cases, Lawrence Fubara Anga also has a broad commercial litigation and arbitration practice. Adedapo Tunde-Olowu’s practice is focused on banking and finance, tax, transport and investment disputes; Ola Orewale is recommended for business insolvency matters, including debt recovery, garnishee proceedings and corporate restructurings. Managing associate Godwin Etim has extensive commercial litigation experience and has represented oil and gas clients in a range of actions.

Leading individuals

Funke Adekoya - AELEX

Next generation lawyers

Godwin Etim - AELEX

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 1

AELEX

AELEX’s practice is highly recommended for its expertise in regulatory and policy issues, as well as the commercial and tax matters surrounding power, oil, gas, mining and renewable energy transactions. Typical assistance for the group includes advising on energy and utility finance matters, energy M&A and joint ventures, and electricity and gas transmissions, in addition to distribution and supply, power purchase agreements and off-take and tolling arrangements. Key clients include All Grace Energy, Mobil Producing Nigeria, China National Offshore Oil and Shell. Department head Soji Awogbade focuses on upstream and midstream petroleum issues, advising major, independent and marginal field operators on the legal, regulatory, commercial, fiscal and environmental aspects of upstream operations. Olusina Sipasi is a key name for oil and gas, power, infrastructure, mining, energy finance and environmental issues. Managing partner Theophilus Emuwa, Lawrence Fubara Anga and energy disputes expert Funke Adekoya are also recommended.

Leading individuals

Soji Awogbade - AELEX

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 3

AELEX

AELEX’s commercial real estate experience includes assisting with PPPs, hybrid financings and project finance. The team has advised clients on projects pertaining to a variety of industry sectors, including retail, infrastructure and waste management. Lawrence Fubara Anga is the key figure.

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Shipping and transport
Shipping and transport - ranked: tier 1

AELEX

AELEX regularly advises on vessel mortgages, leasing and ship and aircraft financings. Practice head Lawrence Fubara Anga acts in cross-border multi-jurisdictional aviation and shipping disputes and has considerable experience in charter party disputes, ship finance, investigations and handling of collision incidents. Other specialisms include subrogated claims on behalf of insurers, the arrest and release of vessels and negotiating the settlement of claims. The team also defended Lufthansa German Airlines and Saudi Arabian Airlines against a number claims before the Federal High Court and on appeal. Managing associate Akinloye Ajayi is noted for maritime law issues, in addition to his representation of major international airlines in passenger, baggage and cargo-related claims. Adedapo Tunde-Olowu represents international flag carriers in passenger, cargo and baggage claims, as well as in insurance-related disputes. Dispute resolution practice head Funke Adekoya is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Lawrence Fubara Anga - AELEX

Next generation lawyers

Akinloye Ajayi - AELEX

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