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Top Law Firms and Lawyers in Nigeria 2019 – Chambers Global ranking

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Here is the list full list of the top Law Firms and Lawyers in Nigeria this 2019. This list was released by Chambers and Partners (www.chambersandpartners.com).

Want to know the top law firms and chambers in Nigeria today? Then the Chambers Global 2019 rankings is the one for you.

Chambers Global 2019 rankings, is a directory of leading law firms and lawyers covering over 190 countries across the world. So you can rely on the information contained in this post.

The annual rankings rate leading law firms and lawyers in various practice areas, such as Banking and Finance, Corporate/Commercial, Dispute Resolution, Energy and Natural Resources, as well as Intellectual Property. According to Chambers and Partners, its directories are widely regarded as the go-to guide for clients in search of the best lawyers and law firms across the globe.

All You Need to know about 2019 Chambers Global ranking of law firms Nigeria

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First published in 2000, Chambers Global’s coverage of the Nigerian legal market has continued to expand. The total number of law firms ranked in 2018 increased to 33, from 31 rated last year.

The role of lawyers and law firms in structuring transactions, resolving disputes, and helping investors interpret and navigate regulatory guidelines in both existing and emerging sectors is well-established. And for any country to attract capital flows and develop sustainable markets, an efficient legal system and stable regulatory environment are necessary preconditions.

The Nigerian law firms and lawyers are ranked in categories or bands, with Band 1 having the highest rating. For example, Aluko & Oyebode, Banwo & Ighodalo, G. Elias & Co., Olaniwun Ajayi LP and Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie are the top-ranked law firms in Band 1 under the Banking and Finance practice area.

Although 33 law firms are listed in the current rankings, only four law firms feature in all five practice areas covered by the rankings. The law firms are Aluko & Oyebode, one of the largest integrated law firms in Nigeria; Banwo & Ighodalo, leading Nigerian corporate law firm; G. Elias and Co, one of Nigeria’s leading business law firms; and AELEX, a full-service commercial and litigation law firm. These firms were similarly rated in the 2017 rankings.

Featuring in four different categories are: Jackson, Etti and Edu, a leading full-service commercial law firm; and Templars, a full-service law firm with offices in Lagos, Port Harcourt, Abuja and Uyo.

Apart from the aforementioned firms, other leading Nigerian law firms in the rankings are Olaniwun Ajayi LP; Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie; Detail Commercial Solicitors; F.O. Akinrele & Co; Sofunde, Osakwe, Ogundipe & Belgore; ACAS-Law (Adepetun, Caxton-Martins, Agbor & Segun); Ajumogobia & Okeke; Odujinrin & Adefufu; Stillwaters Law Firm; Abdulahi, Taiwo & Co; O. Kayode & Co; George Ikoli & Okagbue. Others are Wole Olanipekun & Co; Giwa-Osagie & Co; Olajide Oyewole & Co; Solola & Akpana; Allan & Ogunkeye; Kola Awodein & Co; Strachan Partners;

Babalakin & Co; SPA Ajibade & Co; Advocaat Law Practice; and Streamsowers & Köhn. Perchstone & Graeys G.O. Sodipo & Co

Top-tier Nigerian lawyers, according to Chambers Global 2018, include Dan Agbor, Managing Partner at Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie; Dr. Konyinsola Ajayi, Managing Partner at Olaniwun Ajayi LP; Prof. Gbolahan Elias, Principal Partner at G. Elias & Co; Asue Ighodalo, Partner at Banwo & Ighodalo; Gbenga Oyebode, Managing Partner at Aluko & Oyebode; Ayuli Jemide, Lead Partner at Detail Commercial Solicitors; and Funke Adekoya, Partner at AELEX.

Others are Sola Adepetun, Founding Partner at ACAS-Law; Omolara Kayode, Founding Partner at O. Kayode & Co.; Uwa Ohiku, Partner at Jackson, Etti and Edu; and Oghogho Akpata, Managing Partner at Templars.

The report also provides information on some associates and emerging partners whose legal careers are rising quickly. Some associates to watch out for include Abayomi Adebanjo, a Senior Associate in the Banking Finance and Infrastructure unit of Jackson, Etti & Edu; Aderemi Ogunbanjo, a Senior Associate in Odujinrin & Adefulu’s Energy Practice; and Uzoamaka Emerole, a Senior Associate in the Corporate & Commercial Practice Group of ACAS-Law.

List of best Law Firms and Lawyers in Nigeria 2019

Chambers and Partners said their 2019 rankings are the product of extensive research conducted by a team of nearly 200 researchers, and I don’t feel there is any more reliable list out there.

The full rankings follow.