• 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
  • Eight Nigerian banks participated in a syndicated credit facility to EMTS valued at USD$650 million (about N97.5 billion). AELEX led by Lawrence Fubara Anga acted for Etisalat in this financing. It is a seven-year long term facility targeted at funding the expansion projects of the mobile telecom operator.  It was the largest project financing in Nigeria in 2011. 

    This deal was adjudged African Telecoms Deal of the Year 2011’ at the 13th Euromoney/Project finance Magazine Awards in London.

  • ‘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 [Hide full profile]

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  • 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)
  • ǼLEXhas 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