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

Main Contacts

Lawrence Anga

Lawrence Fubara AngaPractice Group Chair

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
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 69


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.

The Nigeria Power Sector Review 2019
AELEX, August 2019

Electricity was first generated in Nigeria in 1866 when two generating sets were installed to serve the Colony of Lagos. In 1951, the government of Nigeria, through an Act of Parliament, established the Electricity Commission of Nigeria (ECN) to regulate and operate the power supply systems in Nigeria. Subsequently, the Niger Dam Authority (NDA) was established for the development of the Kanji Hydroelectric Dam. In 1972, the ECN and the NDA were merged to form the Nigerian Electric Power Authority (NEPA).  This review examines the Nigerian power sector from the historical data, to illustrations of current capacity and the regulatory realities.  Download the review here...

Esso Petroleum and Production Nigeria Limited & SNEPCO v. NNPC
AELEX, December 2017

The Nigerian Court of Appeal confirms that an Arbitral Tribunal has no Jurisdiction to determine contractual disputes, the resolution of which has tax implications for any of the parties. Recently the Nigerian Court of Appeal confirmed in part the decision of the Federal High Court Abuja delivered on 22 May 2012 in Suit No. FHC/ABJ/CS/923/2011. The lower court had set aside an arbitral award made in favour of the appellants on the ground that by issuing an award in a dispute that was “a tax matter” the arbitrators had misconducted themselves and acted without jurisdiction as the dispute was not arbitrable...

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Funke Adekoya San Wins Partner of the Year at the African Legal Awards 2019
AELEX, September 2019

ǼLEX is delighted to announce that Funke Adekoya, SAN, was crowned winner of the Partner of the Year Award at the African Legal Awards 2019. The African Legal Awards recognises exceptional achievement in Africa’s legal services industry. The scoring criteria include the contestant’s track record of exemplary leadership, strong legal skills, resourcefulness which has led to successes, upright client management practices, and measurable contributions to the wider community. Funke in over 40 years' of practice has received considerable recognition and numerous awards for excellence in the commercial litigation and corporate dispute resolution areas...

AELEX Recognised as Nigerian ‘Law Firm of the Year’ by Who’s Who Legal (WWL) 2019
AELEX, August 2019

We are delighted to announce that ǼLEX has, once again, been recognised as Nigeria’s ‘Law Firm of the Year’ by Who’s Who Legal (WWL). The firm was recognised at the WWL’s sixth annual ceremony held on May 16, 2019 at the Gibson Hall in London. This is the sixth time the firm has won this award - recognition for its exceptional quality of work over the past year. Partner Davidson Oturu, received the award on behalf of the firm. Partner ‘Soji Awogbade, who heads the firm’s Energy Practice, was recognised as one of the Thought Leaders Global Elite for Energy law from Nigeria...

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