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Dispute Resolution

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What the team is known for

ǼLEX operates a highly skilled dispute resolution group with strong expertise in a number of areas, including tax and product liability litigation, debt recovery and breach of contract claims. The firm is sought after by an exceptional list of key domestic and international players, including in telecommunications, energy, oil and gas, and financial services. The team is recognised for its strength in commercial litigation, with a notable arbitration offering.

Strengths

Interviewees say: "ǼLEX excels in matters that require strong knowledge of how courts work in and outside Nigeria."

Clients appreciate that "they are very, very responsive."

Work highlights

A team led by Olefunke Adekoya and Theophilus Emuwa represented Ecobank Nigeria in an appeal at the Federal High Court against a judgment from the Tax Appeal Tribunal.

Notable practitioners

Firm founding partner Funke Adekoya is an esteemed lawyer who is highlighted for her arbitration work. She garners further market recognition for her commercial litigation work, and is particularly prominent in representing oil and gas clients.
"She's a very good barrister."

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Overview

We have one of Nigeria’s largest and most experienced commercial litigation and dispute resolution practice groups, headed by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria with over 40 years experience, and comprised of other highly skilled practitioners who have practiced extensively before all the superior courts of record in Nigeria.

We are skilled in resolving disputes by litigation, mediation, arbitration or expert determination. Keys areas of strength are contractual disputes, receiverships, insolvency and corporate restructuring claims, professional negligence, intellectual property, competition, real estate particularly in construction and engineering issues, financial fraud, debt recovery, expropriation, insurance claims, tax matters, employment, libel, product liability, class action matters, immigration, multiparty litigation, probate matters, trusts, transport, specifically aviation, admiralty and maritime. 

We represent corporations, partnerships, airlines, banks and individual entrepreneurs in commercial, financial and business litigation of all types. Recently, we represented a major tobacco manufacturing company on a product liability claim made by the Federal Government and four local State Governments. We are currently advising a multinational oil exploration company on a $200m arbitration with an offshore contractor. We are also representing an offshore client in series of first ever mass torts/medical recoupment claims brought by State governments against a manufacturer.



Members

Adekoya, Funke (Head of Department)

Dispute Resolution

ǼLEX

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Location

4th Floor, Marble House

1 Kingsway Road, Falomo

PO Box 52901, Ikoyi

Lagos

Lagos

Nigeria

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Press Release

ǼLEX Announces Two New Partners

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Dispute Resolution


Funke Adekoya SAN
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