AELEX

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

Main Contacts

Lawrence Fubara Anga

Partner & Practice Group Head

Theophilus I Emuwa

Managing Partner

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
Languages: English, Ijaw, Yoruba, English, French and Mandarin

Notable

Areas of Practice

Representative Clients

Professionals

Partners

Lawrence Fubara Anga

Lawrence Fubara Anga

Partner & Practice Group Head
Ngozi  Efobi

Ngozi Efobi

Partner
Theophilus I Emuwa

Theophilus I Emuwa

Managing Partner

Senior Associates

Jibrin Muhammed Dasun

Jibrin Muhammed Dasun

Senior Associate
Rebecca  Ebokpo

Rebecca Ebokpo

Senior Associate
Ugonna  Ogbuagu

Ugonna Ogbuagu

Senior Associate
Chioma  Olibie

Chioma Olibie

Senior Associate
Tiwalola  Osazuwa

Tiwalola Osazuwa

Senior Associate
Oluwaseun  Philip-Idiok

Oluwaseun Philip-Idiok

Senior Associate

Associates

Godwin  Etim

Godwin Etim

Managing Associate
Rapheal  Irenen

Rapheal Irenen

Associates
Frances  Obiago

Frances Obiago

Associate
Odinaka  Okoye

Odinaka Okoye

Associate

Other

Bisong  Obi-Akatchak

Bisong Obi-Akatchak

Chief Operating Officer

Articles

ARBITRATING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DISPUTES IN NIGERIA: LESSONS FROM HONG KONG AND SINGAPORE

INTRODUCTION Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is fast becoming popular as a relatively easier method of resolving disputes across the world and intellectual property (“IP”) is not an exception. This is apparent from the rising number of disputes handled by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Centre over the past few years, from 136 cases in 2017, to 155 in 2018, 178 in 2019 and 182 in 2020...

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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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