Capital Markets

ǼLEX has a deep understanding of the dynamics of the Nigerian Capital Market which makes it a firm of choice in the industry. The firm has an impressive client portfolio and the lawyers in this practice group have acted for a range of clients including global financial institutions, commercial and investment banks, insurance companies, brokerage and investment companies and other financial institutions on debt and equity transactions.

Our experience spans a broad range of transactions ranging from initial public offerings, eurobond issuances, rights issues, investment funds, private placements, custodial arrangements and derivative transactions. The firm has advised on groundbreaking transactions in the Nigerian Capital Market including the provision of advice to a publicly quoted company on the preferential allotment of shares (one of the first of its kind on the Nigerian Stock Exchange).

The firm continues to be very active in representing clients in respect of Capital Market related disputes at all levels of the judicial hierarchy.

We are regularly consulted by the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Securities and Exchange Commission to contribute to legislative and policy formulation in the industry through membership of committees, delivery of papers by our Partners and participation at high-level workshops and seminars.

The firm is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission and is an active member of the Capital Markets Solicitors Association (CMSA). A Partner in the firm is the immediate past Chairman of the CMSA (2008-2010).