On 13thJune 2022, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) issued the draft Code of Practice for Interactive Computer Service Platforms/Internet Intermediaries (“the Code”). The objectives of the Code include setting out best practices for Platforms and making the digital ecosystem safer for Nigerians and non-Nigerians in Nigeria. The Code is also expected to set out measures to combat harmful online information and adopt a co-regulatory approach toward implementation and compliance. The Code thereafter sets out provisions across six parts to achieve these objectives...
AELEX 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. 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 licensed by the Securities and Exchange Commission to provide advisory services in relation to securities.
Year this Office was Established: 2004
Lawyers Worldwide: 69
Languages: English, Ijaw, Yoruba, English, French and Mandarin
Areas of Practice
A review of the Contractor’s Power to Suspend Performance of Works in Engineering and Construction Projects in Nigeria
In the recent case ofAslan v Stepanoski(the Aslan case), the Court of Appeal of New South Wales, Australia upheld a builder’s action suspending the performance of works over non-payment and denial of access to the site by the employer. The Court held that the contractor’s decision to suspend works was not a repudiatory conduct as he was entitled to do so under the contract. We note that the decision reached in the Aslan’s case is not a one-size-fits-it-all scenario as the construction contract serves as the basis for determining whether the contractor’s suspension amounts to a repudiatory breach...
The ǼLEX Technology, Media and Telecommunications Practice Group is pleased to be advising Hissbox as it launches its online streaming and content distribution platform. Hissbox is a streaming platform, film production and distribution company primarily focused on projecting untold and neglected stories. It aims to change the narrative of how stories of those in the diaspora are told by funding original contents, collaborating and networking with industry leaders, film makers and relevant organisations...
AELEX maintained its Tier 1 position in Dispute Resolution; Energy and Natural Resources; Shipping and Transport; and Corporate, Commercial and Mergers & Acquisitions practice areas in The Legal 500 EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) 2020 rankings. Nine of the firm’s lawyers were recognised as being proficient and exemplary in their various areas as they were either ranked as ‘Leading Individuals’ and ‘Next Generation Partners’. The firm’s managing partner, Theophilus Emuwa, was recognised as a Leading Individual in the Corporate & Commercial and Mergers & Acquisitions practice...