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Corporate/Commercial

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

Held in high regard for its corporate and commercial practice. Ably handles corporate governance, regulatory and subsidiary control matters. Incredibly adept at assisting international corporations in traversing the local laws and regulations. Increasingly noted for its expertise in tax law, including transfer pricing and the tax implications of securities lending.

Strengths

Interviewees say that the firm "delivers robust, well thought-through and pragmatic solutions."

Clients value that the team "goes above and beyond in figuring things out."

Work highlights

Advised Gulf Petrochem on the acquisition of a lubricant oil blending plant from a downstream petroleum company.

Notable practitioners

Lawrence Fubara Anga is a respected corporate lawyer who is qualified in Ghana as well as Nigeria, and who is valued for his advice on matters relating to both countries. He has notable experience acting on corporate restructurings.

Theophilus Emuwa is highlighted for his deep-seated experience and is deemed "a very strong tax lawyer" by sources. Respected by interviewees for his knowledge, he has experience providing transactional support to Coca-Cola.

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Overview



ÆLEX offers a wide range of corporate and commercial law services, including due diligence and company secretarial services. The firm also has an impressive advisory portfolio traversing such diverse issues as corporate structure, corporate contracts, corporate governance, regulation of corporations, the organization and mode of subscription of capital, transferability of shares, composition of the board and management, labour, compensation, staff welfare and pension issues and finance.

ÆLEX acts for a wide range of clients from various industry sectors. The firm acted as sole Nigerian counsel to the project sponsors in the financing and establishment of a US$10billion 22 MTPA natural gas liquefaction facility, captive power plant, private port and associated gas pipeline infrastructure within a Free Trade Zone, providing legal advisory support on business start-up, reviewing proposed project finance structure and documentation. We also acted as sole Nigerian counsel to a UK private equity fund in its successful acquisition of a US$14million acquisition of majority stake in a major manufacturing concern; including advising on structuring of transaction. We are solicitors to a South-African owned target in a sale of business to oil servicing entity; advising on transaction structure, negotiating and drafting transaction documentation.



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4th Floor, Marble House

1 Kingsway Road, Falomo

PO Box 52901, Ikoyi

Lagos

Lagos

Nigeria

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Nigeria

Corporate/Commercial


Lawrence Fubara Anga
Band 3, Foreign expert for Ghana
Theophilus I Emuwa
Band 2