Aluko & Oyebode

Corporate/Commercial Department

Nigeria
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What the team is known for Highly regarded group at the forefront of the market, noted for serving a great number of multinational companies investing in Nigeria. Has a strong bench of dedicated partners with broad experience in the market, frequently advising on matters spanning a range of sectors, including insurance, energy and telecommunications. Maintains an impressive roster of clients, including multinational technology companies, financial institutions and private equity funds.

Strengths Interviewees say: "The firm has, over the years, established its position as one of the top firms in Nigeria from litigation to corporate advisory services. They provide excellent services."

Work highlights Advised International Flavors & Fragrances on regulatory requirements concerning its establishment in Nigeria, including providing foreign investment advice and compliance guidance for its laboratory testing facility.

Notable practitioners

Ayodeji Oyetunde earns considerable praise for his expertise in M&A and restructurings. One client said: "He is highly knowledgeable and professional. He is able to see the big picture and operates at a high commercial level," noting his ability to provide "excellent results."

Gbenga Oyebode is considered to be a "leading light of the profession" by market participants. He is highly esteemed in the Nigerian market for his substantial commercial experience.

Olubunmi Fayokun heads the firm’s capital markets and M&A practice groups and is well known for handling corporate matters. One interviewee reported: "She is cool, intelligent and a good lawyer."