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G. Elias & Co.

Corporate/Commercial

2 ranked lawyersBand 2NigeriaGlobal 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Renowned team with a strong market presence. Adept at handling mergers, corporate reorganisations and acquisitions on behalf of multinational and domestic clients. Engaged across a range of industry sectors, including manufacturing, financial services and technology.

Strengths

Clients praise the team's "flexibility, speed and vast knowledge of transactions."

Sources describe the firm as "very good, very sharp legally, and on top of the law."

Work highlights

Represented Cement Company of Northern Nigeria in a merger between leading Nigerian cement manufacturing companies to create BUA Cement.

Notable practitioners

Described by interviewees as "very responsive," Fred Onuobia represents clients in M&A and provides employment advice. His clients include international companies.

Gbolahan Elias is considered by market commentators to be "a very intelligent and highly sought-after lawyer in transactions." He is a seasoned practitioner in the space who regularly provides advice to the firm's key clients, who value his hard-working approach and versatility.

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Overview

G. Elias & Co’s corporate and commercial team work on transactions in areas that include mergers, acquisitions, re-organizations of capital, spin-offs, liquidations, reduction of capital and “due diligence” inquiries. We are also involved in the development, sale, construction and management of real estate, telecommunications and other infrastructure assets, and the sales of commodities, consumer products and services. We carry out advisory and regulatory (including tax) work involving requests for exemptions, registrations and privileges and the defence of tax audits and investigations for leading multinationals

We have advised on the largest-ever equity and debt offerings over the years in Nigeria. We also advised on the merger of Orwell Oil & Gas Limited and AOS to create the largest Nigerian-owned oil service company. We are leaders in electricity sector acquisitions by both value and number. We are recently advising on the sale of the assets of Free Range Farms Plc valued at ₦1bn to Kuker Farms and Processing Limited and currently advising on the winding-up process of Free Range Farms upon the sale of the operating assets, amongst others.

Members

Adewole, Fidelis

Aguebor, Nosakhare

Elias, Gbolahan

Okoli, Ukamaka

Omoregie, Segun

Onuobia, Fred

Clients

Abraaj Aureos Fund

Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria

Coca-Cola Nigeria Plc

Food Concepts Plc

Helios Towers Nigeria Limited

MTN Nigeria Communications Ltd.

Natspace Telecommunications and Investments Limited

Paragon Holdings Limited

RMB Westport Limited

Tolaram Group

Industries

Banking and Financial Services

Commercial and Professional Services

Construction & Materials

Energy and Infrastructure

Fast Moving Consumer Goods

Hospitality and Health Care

Real Estate

Transport and Logistics

Corporate/Commercial

G. Elias & Co.

firm
Location

6 Broad Street

6th floor

Lagos

Lagos

Nigeria

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Nigeria

Corporate/Commercial


Fred Onuobia
Band 4
Gbolahan Elias SAN
Band 1