We are a full-service law firm with international business experience. We provide our clients with a full range of legal, business advisory and transaction support services with a guarantee of skill, knowledge and professionalism. We do not profess expertise unless we genuinely have it.
Whether engaged to advise on new investments or relationships, or to resolve issues arising from existing transactions, the firm creates value by providing innovative and practical business solutions. We start by understanding the industries in which our clients operate, the peculiarities of each client’s business and the clients’ expectations, as the bases for identifying the solutions that optimise the client’s position within the framework of the law and the operating environment.
We are a corps of impassioned specialists addressing with rigour and flair demanding clients’ most significant legal challenges.
We were founded in 1994 and have become a premier Nigerian business law firm. We have always prioritized excellence and have an international outlook. We are headquartered in Lagos and have offices in Abuja.
Tax practice/advisory has always been a critical part of our practice in the over 25 years of the firm’s existence. Nearly all of the over 100 mergers and acquisition transactions that we have advised on has involved one form of tax structuring or the other. Also, dispute resolution, for which tax litigation forms an important part of, has been central to the work of the firm from its very earliest days more than 25 years ago. Our cohesive and experienced team of 15 litigators is led by two Senior Advocates of Nigeria with a total of more than 20 years standing at the Inner Bar.
We have and maintain complementary contacts in Nigeria business and government circles, and with law firms and lawyers’ association worldwide. We are members of Multilaw, a leading global alliance of independent law firms with offices in 100 countries, over 11,000 lawyers and an aggregate of more than USD6bn revenues.
ǼLEX has consistently been the law firm of choice in Nigeria when it comes to advisory and litigation services in respect of individual & corporate tax, petroleum profits tax, VAT, capital gains tax, stamp duties, import, export, & excise duties, and transfer pricing. The firm’s clientele cuts across a wide range of sectors including oil and gas, shipping, aviation, manufacturing, and financial services.
ǼLEX has on several occasions acted as the Nigerian tax counsel to landmark transactions and projects including and has handled ground-breaking tax matters both at the Tax Appeal Tribunal and in superior courts of records in Nigeria.
The firm’s lawyers are members of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria, the Chartered Institute of Taxation of the United Kingdom, the Tax Committee of the International Bar Association, and the International Fiscal Association.