AELEX > Lagos, Nigeria > Firm Profile
4TH FLOOR, MARBLE HOUSE
1 KINGSWAY ROAD , FALOMO-IKOYI
AELEX > The Legal 500 RankingsAELEX covers the full scope of corporate and commercial work for clients, undertaking work for major multinational and Nigerian companies. The strength of the practice is illustrated by practice head Theophilus Emuwa, who brings expertise in M&A and private equity alongside standout tax capabilities. Lawrence Fubara Anga offers multi-jurisdictional expertise, and is qualified in Nigeria, Ghana, and the UK, whereas Chioma Olibie brings deep experience in transactional and tax issues. Davidson Oturu heads the fintech offering with an emphasis on cross-border issues.
Helios Investment Partners LLP
Oppenheimer Partners Limited
Tiger Brand Limited
Nampak Nigeria Plc
KLM Line Maintenance International
The Rise Fund Management LLC
Chevron Nigeria Limited
Mobil Producing Nigeria Limited
Azura Power West Africa Limited
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited
CNOOC E&P Ltd
The Coca-Cola Company
Seven-Up Bottling Company Plc
AFEX Commodities Exchange Nigeria Limited
‘The team is eminently capable and diverse.’
‘Sina Sipasi is outstanding and dedicated. He pays attention to detail and provides novel commercial solutions.’
Federal Ministry of Power
All Grace Energy Nigeria Limited
Channeldrill Resources Limited
Groupe TCA Internationale SA
Mobil Petroleum Nigeria
Shell Nigeria Exploration & Production
Blue Power Energy
Honeywell Group Limited
SDP Services Limited
Dangote Oil Refining Company Ltd
Lawrence Fubara Anga
Other key lawyers:
Lufthansa German Airlines
South African Airways
Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency
Hapag-Lloyd Nigeria Shipping Limited
A.P. Møller – Mærsk
AviaAM Leasing AB
Lawrence Fubara; Davidson Oturu
Nigerian Stock Exchange
Securities Solutions Limited
Emerging Markets Payment West Africa Limited
PayU Payments Nigeria Limited
Sentinel Exploration & Production Company Ltd
African Development Bank
Ecobank Nigeria Limited
FBN Capital Limited
Dangote Cement Plc
AFEX Commodities Exchange
Clickatell Nigeria Limited
Grand Towers PLC
AFEX Investment Limited
Piggytech Global Limited
Eagle Global Markets
CSL Stockbrokers Limited
International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation
CSL Pay Limited
The Shecluded Company Limited
Abeg Technologies Limited
Luno Fintech Nigeria Limited
Nigeria > Dispute resolution Tier 2AELEX, the result of a merger between four prominent firms, provides industry-specific expertise for its various blue-chip and Nigerian clients. The team is active in a variety of sectors, with a particular focus on oil and gas, retail, and TMT. Adedapo Tunde-Olowu brings experience in commercial litigation and arbitration, Olanipekun Orewale works across employment, capital markets, telecoms, tax, banking, and insolvency, while Davidson Oturu is expert in IP and TMT disputes.
Adedapo Tunde Olowu
‘Perenami Momodu is an outstanding advocate.’
GE International Operations Nigeria Limited
GE Oil & Gas
Nokia Siemens Nigeria
Shoprite Checkers Pty Ltd of South Africa
British American Tobacco Ltd
Sproxil Nigeria Limited
Chevron Nigeria Limited
Food Concepts Plc NoZTE Nigeria Limited
Ecobank Nigeria Plc
ETCO Nigeria Limited
China Harbour Engineering Company Nig. Ltd
Huawei Technologies Company (Nigeria) limited
Other key lawyers:
Kwesi A Dodi; Naa Asheley Ashittey
‘The people are open and are capable of handling all jobs contracted to them. Successful results can be expected whenever they are called into any task. You can see collaborative efforts in the background of the jobs they handle’.
‘Very assertive and have control over their field of work. You could talk of Kwesi Dodi and Naa Asheley – the people I directly work with’.
Bristow Helicopters Ghana Limited
Other key lawyers:
Lawrence Fubara Anga; Kwesi A. Dodi
‘Aelex provides us with complete and accurate advice, in a clearly understandable way, focusing on the main relevant topics for our company and its business. In addition, the team is always willing to discuss any follow-up question, with transparency and dedication’.
‘Their availability, fast responses and understanding of our business’.
Palladium International LLC
TecAfrica Offshore Limited
James Fisher and Sons Plc
South African Airways
Lufthansa Cargo AG
- Advising an international firm on its intended acquisition of a company in Ghana.
- Advised a mobility mobile application company that offers ride services, and connects its users with third-party food vendors on the implementation of new services in Ghana.
- Advised three international companies on insolvency and restructuring and successfully liquidated two international companies.
AELEX > Firm Profile
The firm: AELEX was established in 2004 through the merger of the practice of a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and three other leading commercial law firms in Nigeria. The firm is currently headed by Adedapo Tunde-Olowu, the managing partner.
The firm’s practice covers corporate and commercial legal services which include transactional, regulatory and policy matters; and litigation and dispute resolution services in the corporate and commercial arena, as well as private clients.
Since 2009, when AELEX was recognised as the most outstanding law firm in Nigeria, it has continued to win awards and recognitions for quality of work and service from globally renowned ranking stables. The firm remains resolute in setting footprints for building a practice committed to developing local and international expertise, acquiring relevant skills and competences. AELEX stays abreast of local and international trends while maintaining global standards.
AELEX has seven partners and over 50 lawyers operating from its various offices. Lawyers in the firm are admitted to practice in several jurisdictions including Nigeria, Ghana and England and Wales. In addition to qualifying in law, lawyers in the firm have qualifications in disciplines such as political science, economics and engineering. The firm’s lawyers have developed specialist skills and have gained a significant deal of experience from their involvement in transactions and projects. The firm’s local knowledge and its regular interaction with key players in the sectors it operates in allow it to structure its advice on projects and transactions in anticipation of, and consistent with, changes in policy and regulation.
Areas of practice: AELEX has provided legal advisory services on major transactions and projects from across several of its practice areas. The firm merges local legal expertise and presence, political and industry-wide connections with an appreciation of global standards and demands. The firm’s expertise covers legal, regulatory and policy issues as well as commercial, fiscal and environmental matters.
AELEX has earned a reputation for excellent work in various practice areas including corporate/commercial, taxation, labour and employment, real estate, capital markets, foreign direct investment, intellectual property, telecommunications, banking and finance, litigation and dispute resolution, infrastructure, energy and natural resources, environment, and aviation. AELEX is therefore a recognised leader in providing legal services to meet the expanding and increasingly complex requirements of clients.
Clients of the firm are predominantly multinational companies including telecommunication companies, oil and gas companies, oil servicing companies, EPC contractors, project owners, banks and multilateral lenders, insurance companies, trading and manufacturing conglomerates, airlines and shipping lines. The firm advises foreign embassies, multilateral agencies, non-governmental organisations, and chambers of commerce. The firm also provides legal advisory services to professional colleagues in Europe, Asia, the US and other African countries who require advice on Nigerian law.
|Aviation||L Fubara Anga|
|Banking and finance||L Fubara Anga|
|Banking and finance||Sina Sipasi|
|Business reorganisation and insolvency||Olanipekun Orewale|
|Business reorganisation and insolvency||Perenami Momodu|
|Capital markets||L Fubara Anga|
|Capital markets||Ebelechukwu Ikpeoyi|
|Energy and natural resources||Soji Awogbade|
|Energy and natural resources||Sina Sipasi|
|Intellectual property||Theophilus Emuwa|
|Intellectual property||Tiwalola Osazuwa|
|Labour and employment||Adedapo Tunde-Olowu|
|Labour and employment||Nosa Osazuwa|
|Litigation and dispute resolution||Adedapo Tunde-Olowu|
|Maritime||L Fubara Anga|
|Real estate and infrastructure||Theophilus Emuwa|
|Real estate and infrastructure||Nosa Osazuwa|