Interview with: Adeniji Kazeem SAN FCIArb, Principal Partner
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Our Firm was built on client driven solutions and we understand that a lot more clients are seeking value added practical solutions to their legal needs especially with shrinking legal budgets. We are using technology where required to get closer to our clients and ensure services are delivered on time.
What do you see as the main points that differentiate Adeniji Kazeem & Co. from your competitors?
We invest heavily on training our staff on cutting edge global best practices because we believe our people are our greatest asset. Our speed of delivery, network and quality of staff are main points that differentiate us from other law Firms.
Which practices do you see growing in the next 12 months? What are the drivers behind that?
We see our Technology and Communications practice growing the fastest because Technology has proven to be the greatest driver of business in recent times and as lawyers we must follow our clients needs and understand the key drivers of their business.
What’s the main change you’ve made in the firm that will benefit clients?
We have in recent times stepped up recruitment and motivation of more top-class counsel to improve service delivery to clients. We have also increased interface with clients to ensure client satisfaction is top notch.
Is technology changing the way you interact with your clients, and the services you can provide them?
Yes indeed. Technology has significantly improved our delivery of services to our clients. We are now able to provide prompt quality services from remote locations.
Can you give us a practical example of how you have helped a client to add value to their business?
Due to our extensive network in the public sector, we have recently been able to influence public policy in a key sector of the Nigerian economy so our client did not lose money on a huge transaction.
Are clients looking for stability and strategic direction from their law firms – where do you see the firm in three years’ time?
Because we are a commercially oriented Firm who understand our client’s business needs, we continue to look for business angles to enhance their business. Therefore, we don’t only look for work from our clients but we provide business opportunities for them by using our vast network. We also provide a key role in helping our clients grow their business by providing strategic industry insights where required. We are very aggressive and in three years we see ourselves as one of the top five law Firms in Nigeria.