Corporate/Commercial Department

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What the team is known for Highly skilled team that has emerged as one of the leaders in the industry, with a roster of high-profile multinational clients. Incredibly active in a number of areas, including mergers and acquisitions and financial transactions. Possesses a strong understanding of the local environment and is well positioned to advise on local Nigerian regulation and compliance policies.

Strengths Sources appreciate the team's "good-quality work, attention to details and holistic approach to legal challenges."

Notable practitioners

Chike Obianwu is head of the firm's finance group, consistently advising on matters of structuring, financing and development of projects.  Sources describe him as someone with "extraordinary legal competence" and a "clear understanding of the law and how to apply it to complex situations."

Managing partner Olumide Akpata advises a number of multinational companies in Nigeria, and frequently assists with corporate restructurings and mergers and acquisitions. He also acts for clients on regulatory compliance, litigation and commercial arbitration.