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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:
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 is highly rated for its experience in structured finance, IPOs and Eurobond issuances. Banking and finance work includes regularly advising on the provision of domestic and international credit facilities, particularly in the financing of power, oil and gas asset acquisitions. Borrower-side highlights included advising Emerging Markets Telecommunication Services on amendments to a loan facility, whereby a third tranche was granted by a consortium of Nigerian banks. Lawrence Fubara Anga heads the banking, finance and capital markets practice group. Olusina Sipasi and managing partner Theophilus Emuwa are 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

AELEX is highly experienced in advising on matters relating to foreign direct investment, corporate structures, contracts and governance. International buy-side highlights included advising Coca-Cola Nigeria on the high-profile acquisition of a 40% stake in a juice and value-added dairy brands producer in Nigeria. Other recent mandates include assisting a high-profile Nigerian company with corporate restructuring issues; acting on numerous large-value sell-side matters; and advising private equity groups with buyouts. Managing partner Theophilus Emuwa heads the corporate and commercial group, as well as the tax practice, while Soji Awogbade heads the energy and environment practice groups. Transactional experts Lawrence Fubara Anga and Olusina Sipasi are recommended along with senior associates Chinyerugo Ugoji, Nosa Osazuwa and Ngozi Udokwu.

Leading individuals

Lawrence Fubara Anga - AELEX

Theophilus Emuwa - AELEX

Next generation lawyers

Nosa Osazuwa - 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 defending a South African retail merchandiser and its local subsidiary against a claim for breach of contract, loss of economic opportunity and economic interference with a contract. The team also represented a government agency in pursuing high-value debt recovery claims and successfully represented SBM Offshore Contractors in a shareholder dispute concerning allegedly unfair and oppressive conduct. Practice head Funke Adekoya SAN has over 40 years’ 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. Lawrence Fubara Anga is outstanding for aviation, banking and finance litigation and arbitration, as well as commercial cases; Adedapo Tunde-Olowu focuses on banking and finance, investment, tax and transport disputes; and Ola Orewale is recommended for business insolvency matters, including debt recovery, garnishee proceedings and corporate restructurings.

Leading individuals

Funke Adekoya SAN - AELEX

Next generation lawyers

Godwin Etim - AELEX

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

AELEX

AELEX has a full-service energy practice, which recently advised CNOOC & Sapetro on determining the applicable tax regimes under a production sharing contract. In other work, the team acted for Shelf Drilling and its affiliates on contractual as well as tortious issues arising from oil servicing contracts. Energy and natural resources practice head Soji Awogbade mainly focuses on upstream and midstream issues, advising operators on the regulatory, commercial, tax and environmental legal aspects of their operations. Olusina Sipasi is noted 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 SAN are also recommended.

Leading individuals

Soji Awogbade - AELEX

Next generation lawyers

Kofoworola Bamgbose - AELEX

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

AELEX

AELEX’s recent commercial real estate experience includes acting for the project sponsors on the development of a shopping complex. The infrastructure practice has extensive experience of PPPs, hybrid financings and project finance in the context of power developments, waste management, oil and gas, as well as road, railway, aviation and port projects. Recent work includes advising a multilateral financial institution on an electricity infrastructure expansion matter. Project and infrastructure finance expert Lawrence Fubara Anga is recommended.

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Shipping and transport
Shipping and transport - ranked: tier 1

AELEX

Recent contentious mandates for the transport team at AELEX include defending Lufthansa in cases involving baggage and cargo claims; it is also recommended for subrogated claims on behalf of insurers, handles vessel arrests and its lawyers frequently act as arbitrators in contractual disputes involving shipping firms. On the non-contentious side, the practice regularly advises on vessel or aircraft mortgages and leases, as well as financings; South African Airways is a client. Lawrence Fubara Anga, who heads the firm’s transportation and financial services groups, often acts in cross-border aviation and shipping disputes. Dispute resolution practice head Funke Adekoya SAN is also recommended along with insurance expert Adedapo Tunde-Olowu and managing associate Akinloye Ajayi.

Leading individuals

Lawrence Fubara Anga - AELEX

Next generation lawyers

Akinloye Ajayi - AELEX

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