Testimonials 2018-02-13T15:04:59+00:00


What they say about us:

  • ǼLEX “gives us well researched and broad-based advice” (Chambers Global 2017)
  • ǼLEXprovides an industry perspective to issues and are well-resourced with experienced partners and associates.” (Chambers Global 2017)
  • ǼLEX is “very efficient, creative and professional – a pleasure to work with.” (Chambers Global 2017)
  • ǼLEX is “very co-operative. If we needed an answer and the question was urgent, they would reply to us promptly. There have been many times they went beyond our expectation.” (Chambers Global 2017)
  • ǼLEX is “top-notch. They are very efficient and professional with good depth of resources.” (Chambers Global 2017)
  • “They understand banking law very well, and are helpful and proactive.” (Chambers Global 2017)
  • ǼLEX is ranked as firm of the year 2016, 2015, 2011 & 2009 for Nigeria by (Who’s Who Legal)
  • ǼLEX is ranked as a top tier law firm for 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013 by (IFLR 1000)
  • ǼLEX is ranked in tier 1 of recommended firms in four practice areas – Corporate and Mergers & Acquisition; Dispute Resolution; Energy and Natural Resources; Shipping and Transport; and Banking & Finance by (Legal 500 2015).
  • ǼLEX is “very meticulous in its handling of mandates; and the firm’s commercially savvy lawyers are particularly knowledgeable about the Nigerian market(Legal 500 2015)
  • “At the top level of corporate and commercial practice in Nigeria”, ǼLEX has “commercially sensitive lawyers who give appropriate and incisive legal advice( Legal 500, 2015)
  • ǼLEX is ranked “Leading Firm” in Chambers Global for 2015
  • ǼLEX is ranked in Tier 1 of the Leading Law Firms in Nigeria in Energy and Natural Resources (Chambers Global 2014 Clients Guide)
  • ǼLEX’s Energy Practice is the primary point of reference for investors engaging in Nigeria’s oil, gas, power and renewable energy transactions.” (Chambers Global 2014)
  • “The team has deep knowledge of Nigerian law, and its legal drafting skills are world-class. The lawyers are very conscientious, thorough and experienced.” (Chambers Global 2014)
  • ǼLEX “is a consistent all-rounder for all types of M&A, project finance, banking and capital markets and is a fantastic oil and gas firm,” (The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms, (IFLR) 2013)
  • “This firm stands out as a leading energy expert.” “They have very good business acumen.” (Chambers Global 2012 Clients Guide)
  • ǼLEX provides ‘excellent advice – timely, direct and to the point(Legal 500, 2012)
  • ǼLEX is ranked in Tier 1 of recommended firms by IFLR 1000 (The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms, (IFLR) 2011)
  • “Excellent”, “credible” and “highly professional” team at ǼLEX (The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa Year Book 2011)
  •  This full service firm is well known for its oil and gas financing work, though it excels in a wide variety of banking and finance matters.(Chambers Global 2010 Clients Guide)
  • Chambers Global recommends our firm and our partners in the top tier. Their editorial states: “…dynamic and evolving” firm, which is considered a “number-one choice” by clients thanks to the significant experience of its partners and its excellent reputation with the public sector
  • ǼLEX’s “team of ‘tough and highly skilled lawyers’ offers clients ‘great quality advice in a diverse range of areas,’ and presents ‘an eagerness to go above and beyond to get the job done.’” (Chambers Global 2009 Clients Guide)

About our partners…

  • Lawrence Fubara Anga is “always spot on and has never been out of his depth.” (Chambers Global 2017)
  • Theophilus Emuwa is described as a “really good lawyer.” (Chambers Global 2017)
  • Lawrence Fubara Anga is “very knowledgeable, responsive, articulate and understands the issues” (Chambers Global 2017)
  • Theophilus Emuwa “is very thorough, and we’re comfortable that we’re getting the best.” (Chambers Global 2017)
  • With Funke Adekoya “you know you’re getting sound, good advice from her, based on experience, not just theory.” (Chambers Global 2017)
  • Recognised as Band 1 for Energy & Natural Resources (Chambers Global 2017)
  • Soji Awogbade “understands the industry(Chambers Global 2017)
  • Theophilus Emuwa “displays sound technical knowledge and a wealth of experience in the field of IP.” (Chambers Global 2017)
  • Soji Awogbade and Olusina Sipasi are recognised as recommended lawyers for Energy and Infrastructure (IFLR 1000 2017)
  • Theophilus Emuwa “stands out as one of the principal tax practitioners in the country. He is known for his extensive expertise on income and indirect taxation, as well as tax disputes.” (Who’s Who Legal 2017)
  • Funke Adekoya SAN “is a world-renowned arbitration practitioner who draws nominations from Indonesia, France, Belgium and the USA among others.” (Who’s Who Legal 2017)
  • Four of the partners at ǼLEX are described as “leading individuals”.(Legal 500 2015)
  • ǼLEX has been recognized as one of the most recommended law firms for Capital Markets, Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions and Project Finance by IFLR 1000 (The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms, (IFLR) 2012)
  • “They are very good on substantive Nigerian law, and very thorough in their documentation” (Chambers Global 2012)
  • Funke Adekoya attracts a range of plaudits from her peers and clients, who describe her as a “brilliant lawyer”, skilled “both in developing tactics and in advocating before courts.” (Chambers Global 2012)
  • Soji Awogbade is “great for market knowledge,” and he is valued for his ability to deal with the issues faced by overseas investors. (Chambers Global 2012)
  • Lawrence Fubara Anga is praised for his M&A work as well as his financial capabilities. (Chambers Global 2012)
  • Theophilus Emuwa is “responsive, and a gentleman- I trust his judgment.” (Chambers Global 2012)
  • ‘They have a good focus on the client’ (The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms, (IFLR) 2011)
  • Highly Recommended’ in Dispute Resolution – (PLC Which Lawyer 2007)
  • ‘The Leading Firm in Corporate/M&A in Nigeria’ – (PLC Which Lawyer 2007)


  • ǼLEX was named Who’s Who Legal’s Nigerian Law firm of the year for 2011
  • ǼLEX is ranked in Tier 1 of recommended firms by IFLR 1000 (The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms, (IFLR) 2011)
  • ǼLEX “has epitomized professionalism in their management of confidential information and thoroughness in their opinions and contract drafting.” (The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms, (IFLR) 2011)
  • “Excellent”, “credible” and “highly professional” team at ǼLEX (The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa Year Book 2011)
  • “A major strength is its acquisition negotiation strategy, depth of knowledge and cross coverage of all legal scopes.” (The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms, (IFLR) 2011)


  • ‘wealth of intellectual resources’ – (Legal 500)
  • ‘truly a force to be reckoned with’ – (Chambers Global)
  • ‘front runner in oil and gas work. His advice is spot on and he gives it his all’ (Adegbite Adeniji – Partner) – (Chambers Global)


  • ‘The most outstanding law firm in Nigeria’ – WHO’s WHO Legal; Three partners rated ‘Leaders’ in their individual areas of practice
  • ‘The most modern and international client service of all Nigerian firms’ – (Legal 500)
  • ‘One of the best full service firms in Nigeria’ – (Legal 500)
  • ‘Recognized’ corporate and finance practice – (Legal 500)
  • ‘Leader’ in energy and natural resources and dispute resolution in Nigeria – (Legal 500)


  • ‘Stand-out commercial practice in Nigeria’ – (PLC Which Lawyer)
  • ‘Highly Recommended’ in corporate/mergers & acquisition – (PLC Which Lawyer)
  • ‘The Leading Firm in energy practice in Nigeria’ – (PLC Which Lawyer)
  • ‘Leader’ in banking and finance; corporate/commercial; dispute resolution; and energy and natural resources law – (Chambers Global)
  • Firm’s energy and natural resources; and litigation practices listed in The Legal Media Guide


  • ‘One of the largest firms in Nigeria’ – (Legal 500)
  • ‘First-Rate in oil & gas law’ – (Legal 500)