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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’s finance practice advises on market-leading asset finance transactions and capital raising projects for listed companies in the banking, energy and oil sectors. Led by practice head Lawrence Fubara Anga, the team regularly assists with structured financing projects, eurobonds, rights issues and local and international credit facility transactions. The team has also advised the federal government on infrastructure divestment matters. Anga and Funke Adekoya are acting for Keystone Bank and the Nigerian Stock Exchange in a number of significant financial disputes in the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal.

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’s corporate and commercial team acts for clients including Chevron Nigeria, Mobil Producing and Shell. The group is also assisting Seven-Up Bottling Company with a minority buy-out; Theophilus Emuwa and Chinyerugo Ugoji are handling transaction structuring, regulatory compliance, corporate approval clauses and due diligence issues. Other work includes advising Coca-Cola on its 40% equity acquisition of domestic beverages company Chi and handling a number of global restructuring exercises for various FMCG and manufacturing companies. Lawrence Fubara Anga and Olusina Sipasi are key transaction lawyers and Soji Awogbade leads on energy and environmental issues.

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

The ‚Äėhighly professional and knowledgeable‚Äô dispute resolution team at AELEX¬†is headed by commercial and tax arbitration expert Funke Adekoya. She successfully represented Chevron Nigeria at the Tax Appeal Tribunal in an $800m appeal disputing a petro-profits tax assessment; the practice is now representing the client in appealing the judgment. Adekoya is also defending a South African retail merchandiser in a $350m breach of contract claim. Adedapo Tunde-Olowu¬†leads on commercial litigation and corporate dispute resolution instructions concerning foreign direct investment, tax, transportation and banking and finance. Alongside Theophilus Emuwa, he is representing the China National Offshore Oil Corporation in six disputes in various superior courts including the Supreme Court and the Federal High Court. Lawrence Fubara Anga, Olanipekun Orewole¬†and the ‚Äėhighly¬†professional‚Äô Davidson Oturu¬†successfully defended Emerging Markets Telecommunications Services in a ¬£2.2m taxation matter.

Leading individuals

Adedapo Tunde-Olowu - AELEX

Funke Adekoya - AELEX

Next generation lawyers

Davidson Oturu - AELEX

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

AELEX

AELEX‚Äôs¬†‚Äėvery professional and intelligent‚Äô team, which is led by¬†Soji Awogbade¬†and¬†Olusina Sipasi, ‚Äėhas a deep understanding of the energy industry‚Äô and¬†‚Äėa highly commendable sense of commitment, urgency and diligence‚Äô.¬†The group handles the full spectrum of work in the space, including utilities finance, M&A, joint ventures, distribution and supply, legal due diligence and power purchase agreements, and has expertise in legal, regulatory and policy issues.¬†Key clients include Chevron Nigeria, Shell, Mobil Petroleum Nigeria, South Atlantic Petroleum and Addax Petroleum. Olusina Sipasi¬†assisted a client with the acquisition of a petroleum company with participatory interest in an oil mining lease, conducting comprehensive due diligence, advising on the application of Nigerian law and reviewing the sale and purchase agreement. Theophilus Emuwa¬†advised on the requirements for the establishment, operation and maintenance of a petroleum refinery. Lawrence Fubara Anga¬†is recommended for industry-related disputes.

Leading individuals

Soji Awogbade - AELEX

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

AELEX

AELEX assists with PPP and hybrid financing transactions for infrastructure projects ranging from roads, ports, power generation, telecoms and railways. The firm counts state governments among its client list. Lawrence Fubara Anga is a key contact.

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Shipping and transport
Shipping and transport - ranked: tier 1

AELEX

Led by Lawrence Fubara Anga, the ‚Äėvery professional and competent‚Äô team at AELEX¬†has expertise in all aspects of shipping and aviation law. The team defended leading international airlines in the superior courts in a number of baggage and cargo disputes including $5m of claims levelled against Lufthansa. The firm assists with airline lease defaults, maritime claims and arrests, ship and aircraft finance and has been involved in drafting civil aviation legislation and regulations. Other key names include Adedapo Tunde-Olowu¬†for issues relating to foreign direct investment, insolvency and insurance disputes and managing associate Akinloye Ajayi¬†for commercial litigation and employment matters. South African Airways and Saudi Arabian Airlines are also clients.

Leading individuals

Lawrence Fubara Anga - AELEX

Next generation lawyers

Akinloye Ajayi - AELEX

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