G Elias & Co

We were founded in 1994 and have become one of Nigeria’s leading business law firms. We have always had an international outlook. We have a reputation for, and an outstanding record of, carrying out critical, innovative and complex work to the highest standards of excellence.

We have advised and represented our clients on several of the most significant recent developments in Nigerian business law practice. We do corporate, financial, disputes, tax, energy, projects, "new economy" and commercial law work.

Our corporate work includes mergers and acquisitions, compliance, private equity and employment practices. Banking, capital markets, derivatives and structured products and insolvency law are central elements in our finance practices.Our disputes practices include litigation, arbitration and administrative hearings.

Our energy sub-sectors are the oil-and-gas and electric power sub-sectors. The real estate, transport and other infrastructure, construction and mining sub-sectors are at the heart of our projects work. We work in both traditional and “"new economy"” commercial sectors.

Our traditional commercial law work is on intellectual property, agribusiness, food and healthcare, trade and industry and transport. The “"new economy"” sub-sectors are telecommunications and technology, media and entertainment, and “Fintech”.

Our clients in these practices and sectors are of many nationalities and every size. They range from foremost global multinational enterprises to ambitious, home-grown fledglings, from government-controlled enterprises (we have advised on numerous privatizations) to companies controlled entirely by private sector actors.

We have and maintain complementary contacts in Nigerian business and government circles, and with law firms and lawyers’ organizations based both in and outside Nigeria. We are a member of the Africa Legal Network (ALN), an association of leading independent law firms founded and based in Africa.


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