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G. Elias & Co.

FinTech Legal

Band 4NigeriaFinTech 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

G. Elias & Co. leverages its market-leading commercial and banking expertise to be able to provide top-notch legal advice to market participants in the FinTech space. The firm is also the Nigerian member of the Africa Legal Network, allowing it to provide a pan-African solution to clients.

Strengths

"I find that the firm is very accessible and responds speedily. What is common to the partners is that they communicate in simple business terms, combined with their legal expertise. The approach is very practical and commercially intuitive."

Work highlights

Advised BitPesa, a Kenyan digital currency exchange and payment platform, on setting up its Nigerian subsidiary and on obtaining a Payment Systems Service Provider’s Licence from the Central Bank of Nigeria.

Notable practitioners

Fred Onuobia is a key contact.

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