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Legal 500 Country Comparative Guides
AELEX, October 2020

AELEX is the exclusive contributor to the Nigerian Chapter of The Legal 500 (Legalease): Franchise and Licensing Country Comparative Guides. The country specific Guide provides a pragmatic overview of how businesses can set up franchises and also license their technology and intellectual property rights in Nigeria. The Guide was authored by our Davidson Oturu,Tiwalola Osazuwa and Kofoworola Oyegunle. Please click here to read the Guide...

Post-No-Debit Orders on the Accounts of Customers: Limitation to the Powers of Regulatory Agencies and Financial Institutions
AELEX, October 2020

INTRODUCTION There are several government agencies regulating various sectors of the Nigerian economy. Most of these regulatory agencies are creation of statutes which usually specify their functions, powers and general mode of operations. While some of these agencies are responsible for sensitising the citizens about government policies,[1]a good number are charged with the task of enforcing policies, programmes and laws enacted by the Government...

Regulation of Cryptocurrency and Digital Assets in Nigeria: New Beginnings
AELEX, October 2020

THE POSITION BEFORE THE SEC STATEMENT The Security and Exchange Commission of Nigeria (the “SEC” or the “Commission”) on 14 September 2020, released their Statement on Digital Assets and their Classification and Treatment (the “Statement”) pursuant to the powers conferred on it by the Investment and Securities Act 2007[1](“ISA”)...

Innovations Covered Under the Value Added Services (VAS) Licence Framework in Nigeria
AELEX, September 2020

INTRODUCTION Information Communication Technology (ICT) has, without a doubt, greatly impacted virtually every industry, and the communications industry is no exception. Services such as bulk short message service (SMS), online games, data services, telemarketing, text messages and media messages, all of which are often referred to as Value Added Services (“VAS”), now constitute a part of our daily lives...

Data Backup and Security Guidelines as Impact Mitigation Strategies in Light of the COVID-19 Pandemic
AELEX, July 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic hit the world in an unprecedented manner and, in just a few months, it has had such a profound impact on the world of work. As a result, physical office premises were shut down and many employees were forced to work from home with little or no security policy in place or a viable data backup and recovery plan...

How Contractors Can Deal with Delays and Disruptions of Construction Projects Caused by the Covid-19 Pandemic
AELEX, May 2020

The implementation of travel restrictions, lock-downs, stay-at-home orders, and curfews, in an attempt to curtail the spread of the COVID-19 virus, has led to delays in the completion of construction projects. Contractors are thus faced with worrying about the potential implications of such delays...

An Examination of the Measures to Mitigate the Impact of Covid-19 on Taxpayers in Nigeria
AELEX, May 2020

As Covid-19 continues to impact all aspects of our lives, taxpayers are rightly seeking emergency tax measures to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 on their businesses. We examine below the measures that have been introduced to mitigate the impact on taxpayers...

COVID-19 Legal Issues Newsletter
AELEX, April 2020

As Nigeria joins the rest of the world in grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic (“the pandemic”), the Federal Government has declared a curfew in the Federal Capital Territory and two other major States as well as restricting interstate travel. Prior to this, several organizations had commenced remote working as precautionary measures against the spread of the virus...

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...

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...

Ship Arrest - Recent Development in Nigerian Arrest Law
AELEX, September 2011

bold">This paper considers the recent developments in Nigerian Ship Arrest Law.  The Admiralty Jurisdiction Procedure Rules (AJPR) 2011 for the Federal High Court of Nigeria (FHC), and its effect on ship arrest practice. bold">The new AJPR 2011 (the New Rules) was made by the Chief Judge of the FHC(CJF) 1 on 1st March 2011 and came into force on 14th March 2011...

A Practical Cross-Border Insight into Gas Regulation Work
AELEX, May 2011


A Practical Cross-Border insight into Gas Regulation Work
AELEX, February 2011

A overview of natural  Gas Sector and a brief outline of Nigeria’s natural gas sector, including a general description of: natural gas reserves; natural gas production including the extent to which production is associated or non-associated natural gas; import and export of natural gas, including liquefied natural gas (LNG) liquefaction and export facilities, and/or receiving and re-gasification facilities (“LNG facilities”); natural gas pipeline

Nigerian Courts Continue to Develop the Law in Relation to Cabotage
AELEX, May 2010

CASE REVIEW The Federal High Court in the recent case of NOBLE DRILLING (NIGERIA) LIMITED V THE NIGERIAN MARITIME ADMINISTRATION AND SAFETY AGENCY (NIMASA) & THE MINISTER OF TRANSPORTATION, (Suit No. FHC/L/CS/78/2008) provides clarity on Sections 2, 5 and 22(5) of the Coastal and Inland Shipping (Cabotage) Act, Cap. C51, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 (Cabotage Act)...

Gas Flares Out & Strategies For Success
AELEX, June 2008

Gas Flare Out

Review of Nigerian Gas Master Plan - Legal Regulatory & Policy Issues
AELEX, May 2008

Review of Nigerian Gas Master Plan

Nigeria's Minning Acts- A Case Study for Mining Reform
AELEX, December 2007

NIGERIA’S MINING ACTS - A Case Study for Mining Reform

The Current Mineral Licensing Regime in Nigeria
AELEX, October 2007

The Current Mineral Licensing Regime in Nigeria

What is the Place of Practice of Environmental Law in Africa’s Development?
AELEX, November 2006

Dramatic changes in global climate have helped to wake up the consciousness of States on the significance of environmental issues in the last fourty years. Before then countries focused their energies on relentless industrial development with little or no attention to its impact on the environment. Scientific evidence has shown that unbridled development leads to loss of environmental capital, sometimes an irreversible phenomenon...



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