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Legal Services | Nigeria

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

AELEX's Overview

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


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.

AELEX Arbitration Practice Group to provide updates on Nigeria for the International Law Office (ILO) Arbitration & ADR Newsletters
AELEX, December 2017

AELEX Arbitration Practice Group is delighted to have been awarded the exclusive right to provide updates on Nigeria for the International Law Office (ILO) Arbitration & ADR Newsletters. ILO delivers expert legal commentary, in the form of concise weekly newsletter emails to senior corporate counsel and law firm partners worldwide. The ILO newsletters have been providing tailored, quality-assured updates on global legal developments to more than 50,000 registered subscribers since 1998. ILO content is generated in collaboration with over 500 of the world's leading experts and covers more than 100 jurisdictions. Congratulations to the Arbitration Practice Group...

Funke Adekoya appointed member of ICCA-ASIL Task Force on Damages in International Arbitration
AELEX, February 2017

Funke Adekoya (SAN), Partner & Head of Dispute Resolution Practice Group at AELEX has been appointed member of the newly constituted ICCA-ASIL Task Force on Damages in International Arbitration. The Task Force brings together a carefully selected panel of leading legal and economic experts from 11 jurisdictions to promote consistency and rigour in the field’s approach to damages. The Task Force includes Gabrielle Nater-Bass of Homburger, who will co-chair the Task Force, as well as Sarah Grimmer, Hilary Heilbron, Mark Kantor, M. Alexis Maniatis, Irmgard marboe, Chudozie Okongwu, Kathleen Paisley, Patrick Pearsall, Adriana San Román Rivera, Guido Santiago Tawil, Thierry J...

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