AELEX a full service commercial and litigation law firm. It is one of the largest law firms in West Africa with offices in Lagos, Port Harcourt and Abuja in Nigeria and Accra, Ghana.
AELEX was formed as a result of the merger on July 1, 2004 of four leading commercial law firms. O. Adekoya & Co., Victor & Charles, Anga & Emuwa and Adegbite Adeniji & Co.
Members of the firm are active in many professional associations including the International Bar Association, American Bar Association, American Arbitration Association, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Association, Centre for American and International Law, Venture Capital Association of Nigeria, International Trademark Association, and Telecommunications Lawyers Association of Nigeria, Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria, African Telecommunications Think Tank, American Society of International Law and the Nigerian Society of Engineers. Also, the firm is a member of a number of business associations including the Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce, Franco-Nigerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce, West African Enterprise Network, and the Equipment Leasing Association of Nigeria.
The firm is the Nigerian member of the law firm section of the World Services Group. The firm is also the Nigerian member of Meritas, an affiliation of independent business and litigation law firms with over 200 members in more than 70 countries. The firm is the Nigerian member of the Counterforce Network. Counterforce is a global network of law firms specialising in intellectual property and anti-counterfeiting work. It is operated by the International Chamber of Commerce Counterfeiting Intelligence Bureau.
The firm is licensed by the Securities and Exchange Commission to provide advisory services in relation to securities.
- Year this Office was Established: 2004
- Number of Offices Worldwide: 4
- Lawyers Worldwide: 42
Languages: English, Ijaw, Yoruba