Aluko & Oyebode
Aluko & Oyebode is one of the largest integrated law firms in Nigeria providing a comprehensive range of specialist legal services to a highly diversified clientele including top-tier Nigerian, international and multinational clients. Areas of the firm’s specialisation include: Admiralty and shipping; aviation; banking and corporate finance; capital markets; compliance and investigation; corporate and commercial practice; energy and natural resources; intellectual property; litigation and arbitration; media and technology; mergers & acquisitions; power and infrastructure finance; privatisation; public private partnerships; real estate and construction; taxation; and telecommunications.
Established in January 1993, the firm has 17 partners and 80 senior associates and associates with varied areas of expertise and combined experience that spans several years in all areas of Nigerian law. The firm also has a full complement of highly qualified support staff.
Over the years, the firm has received numerous accolades from various international legal publications and has a consistent outstanding reputation in the legal industry. In 2017, the firm was described by Chambers Global as ‘being very responsive and have a really good understanding of the legal principles and the law in general’. Chambers Global also described the firm as ‘a one-stop shop, this firm continues to set the benchmark for legal services in Nigeria with its international client base and multi-specialist group of lawyers... Satisfied clients praised the consistently good service offered by accomplished and expert practitioners, cementing its position among the leading outfits.
The IFLR 1000 described the firm as follows: ‘Aluko & Oyebode remains a top firm across the board with the finance department receiving the highest praise. An active client in Nigeria says the firm ‘probably has deeper across the board expertise in finance than any other’. ‘They’re great,’ says an international client, ‘definitely one of our go-to firms’. ‘They gave very good service, very classy, were responsive to any issues that came up during the financing ... we received excellent work and it continues’, says one client.