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Legal Services | Nigeria

tel: +234 1 4617 321 | fax: +234 1 4617 092
4th Floor, Marble House | Lagos | 234 | Nigeria

Main Contacts

Theophilus Emuwa

Theophilus I EmuwaManaging Partner

AELEX's Overview

ǼLEX is 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.

The firm has local legal expertise and presence, political & industry wide connections with an appreciation for global standards. ǼLEX 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 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: 69

Languages: English, Ijaw, Yoruba, English, French and Mandarin


Areas of Practice
  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Re-organisation and Insolvency
  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Energy and Natural Resources
  • Environment
  • Infrastructure
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labour & Employment
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Regulatory & Compliance
  • Shipping
  • Taxation
  • Telecommunications
Representative Clients
  • Clients of the firm are predominantly multinational companies including banks and other financial institutions, airlines, oil and gas companies, power companies, mining companies, insurance companies, shipping lines, trading and manufacturing conglomerates. The firm also advises foreign embassies, multilateral agencies and International Chambers of Commerce.


Managing Associates

Senior Associates

Ibifubara Berenibara

Ibifubara BerenibaraSenior Associate



Dr. Adesegun Akin-Olugbade Joins the AELEX Team as International Counsel
AELEX, April 2019

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Adesegun Akin-Olugbade has joined AELEX as International Counsel. He joins the firm after more than 30 years of working in the legal profession and financial services sector. Previously, Dr. Akin-Olugbade was General Counsel of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), and was a pioneer member of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and the Africa Finance Corporation. Dr. Akin-Olugbade is a leading international finance expert who combines the highest academic qualifications and professional distinction with excellent legal skills and corporate governance expertise. Additionally, he has been on the Boards of multinational corporations...

AELEX Recognised by Who's Who Legal for Outstanding Work in Various Practice Areas
AELEX, December 2018

A cross section of our Partners were recognised by Who's Who legal (WWL) for their outstanding performance in various practice areas over the years. They are: Mrs Funke Adekoya (SAN) Mr Soji Awogbade Mr Theophilus Emuwa Mr Lawrence Fubara Anga Mr Adedapo Tunde-Olowu Mr Olanipekun Orewale Collectively, some of the practice areas include; Litigation, Arbitration, Mining, Project Finance, Intellectual Property, Aviation, Infrastructure, Technology, Media and Telecommunications among other areas...

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