AELEX

Legal Services | Nigeria
tel: (+234 84) 464514 5 | fax: (+234 84) 464516
26 Aba Road | Rivers State | Nigeria

Main Contacts

Lawrence Fubara Anga

Partner & Practice Group Head

Overview

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

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Rafiq  Anammah

Rafiq Anammah

Senior Associate

Articles

VIRTUAL ASSETS – LEGAL AND PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE ISSUANCE OF STABLECOINS IN NIGERIA

INTRODUCTION Cryptocurrencies have been gaining momentum in recent years, notwithstanding various concerns and critiques about the use-case of cryptocurrencies. Cryptocurrencies are digital or virtual currencies built on the Blockchain, secured by cryptography and typically designed to operate as a medium of exchange. Cryptocurrencies had a bull run in 2021 with Bitcoin, the first cryptocurrency, rising from approximately USD7,000 in 2020 to an all-time high of approximately USD69,000 in 2021. However, by July 2022, the price of Bitcoin fell to as low as USD17,800.[1]Despite its volatility, or perhaps because of it, Cryptocurrencies have gained global attention...

EXPLORING THE NITDA CODE OF PRACTICE AND ITS POTENTIAL IMPACT ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND ONLINE PLATFORMS

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”).[1] 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...

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Press

AELEX Advises Hissbox in Launch of Online Streaming and Content Distribution Platform

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 Retains its Top Rankings in The Legal 500

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...

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