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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

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 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: 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



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...

AELEX Lawyers Recognised by IFLR 1000 in its 2019 Rankings
AELEX, December 2018

We are proud to announce that several of our lawyers were recognized by IFLR1000 - The Guide to the World’s Leading Law Firms - rankings for 2019. Onyinyechi Iwuoha (Associate) and Ngozi Efobi (MCIArb) (Senior Associate) were recognized as "rising stars". Four of our partners,Soji Awogbade, Theophilus Emuwa, Lawrence Fubara Anga and Sina Sipasi were also recognized under the "highly regarded" category...

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