The Banking & Capital Markets Group of F.O. Akinrele & Co. represents lenders and borrowers in financing transactions in the Nigerian Banking sector as well as investors and operators in the Nigerian Capital Market.

We provide a diverse client base with a sophisticated understanding of the Nigerian market.

We advise clients on a broad range of focus areas

New and existing foreign investors in Nigeria, local Industrial and service corporations, financial and governmental entities and technology companies rely on F.O. Akinrele & Co’s legal advice.

Our Corporate Group provides advice and support to corporate entities both private and public in their establishment and their operations in Nigeria’s rapidly growing business environment.

In corporate transactions, we have over the past 30 years represented many new foreign entrants in establishing and conducting their multi-faceted business activities in Nigeria’s ever evolving and complex business environment.

The broad diversification of the firm’s work and experience in the different practice groups enables us to provide our clients with coordinated legal advice in multiple areas of the law. This is enhanced by our experienced Corporate Group transactional lawyers, whose capabilities enable us to handle the numerous issues that can arise in a single corporate transaction.

Our Corporate team provides advice in a full spectrum of corporate transactional and other matters, in conjunction with our Banking & Capital Markets team in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate governance, restructurings and private equity investments. We also counsel clients regarding a variety of other matters such as securities law compliance, directorial duties, tax-managed investments and market listings.

The depth and scope of F.O. Akinrele & Co’s practice has been reflected over the years in numerous surveys of the legal industry by Martindale Hubell, Legal 500, Chambers and Partners and Who’s Who Legal who have consistently listed the firm as amongst the sector leaders in Corporate practice areas in Nigeria.

Onshore and offshore, we have an excellent knowledge of the oil and gas industry and the way it operates globally. Our clients include contractors, sub-contractors, operators and underwriters.

Our Energy and Natural resources group is fully engaged in Arbitration and litigation and equally in the drilling production, subsea services, engineering and construction, Marine off shore services, LNG, transactions involving FSRUs (Floating Storage and Re-gasification Units) for LNG and FPSOs (Floating Production, Storage And Offloading vessels), pipelines and pollution.

In the energy industry, our commitment to client service and the depth of our legal team consistently gives F.O. Akinrele & Co recognition from sources such as Chambers and Partners and Who’s Who Legal since 2001.

The oil and gas operators have been the traditional and primary client base of the firm, the Energy and Natural Resources team now represent producers, processors, transporters, distributors and marketers of all forms of energy such as oil, natural gas, natural gas liquids, coal, traditional and renewable power and alternative fuels as well as a number of service companies that support these areas.

Our partners are leading practitioners in this sector and have contributed to the growth and profile of the Nigerian energy sector as well as heighten the scrutiny and development of the sector.

Transactional work in the energy sector is at the core of the Energy and Natural Resources Group’s work. Clients look to our team of lawyers to provide counsel on sophisticated and innovative energy transactions, many of which have forged new frontiers in the industry.

From Mobile, fixed line and wireless telecommunications infrastructure to port facilities and free trade zones; from pipeline infrastructure, LNG facilities to petrochemical plants; from toll roads, water ways projects; railway projects to Airport facilities, we advise on important infrastructure projects in Nigeria.

The F.O. Akinrele & Co. Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group has regularly represented parties in major trials in state courts, federal courts and Appellate courts in Nigeria.

Business entities and persons operating in Nigeria today face, more than ever before, an array of potential controversies, prosecutions and enforcement proceedings, relating to alleged business improprieties under increasing oversight measures by the Nigerian Government strongly influenced by international best practices.

The Nigerian legal and regulatory environment is now such that litigation can threaten a company’s very existence. Commercial disputes require detailed preliminary case appraisals and clear procedural strategies.

Such challenging times demand attorneys with the experience to counsel clients through difficult problems and the fortitude to bring a case to trial if that is the necessary course. F.O. Akinrele & Co. has the expertise in a wide range of substantive practice areas in which litigation services are provided.

The F.O. Akinrele & Co. Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group offers services in general commercial disputes and international arbitration. The practice focus of the F.O. Akinrele & Co. Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group include;

  • Regulation & Enforcement
  • Contractual Disputes
  • International Arbitration
  • Appellate Litigation
  • Anti-Corruption & Foreign and National Corrupt Practices legislation
  • Intellectual Property & Technology Litigation
  • Media
  • Electronics
  • Telecommunications & Consumer Products
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • International Trade & Government Relations
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Antitrust/Competition Litigation
  • Advertising Law Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Anti-Bribery and FCPA Compliance and Defence
  • Antitrust and Competition
  • Appellate Litigation and Legal Issues
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Consumer Financial Services Enforcement and Litigation
  • Corporate Restructuring Litigation
  • Environmental Law Litigation
  • Intellectual Property and Technology Litigation
  • International Litigation and Arbitration
  • Labour and Employment Law Litigation
  • Tort and Insurance Litigation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation
  • Patent and Technology Litigation and Counseling
  • Tax Litigation
  • Pro Bono

The Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group is Led by Senior Advocates of Nigeria (Nigerian equivalent rank for QCs), our partners and senior associates are trial ready and trial tested in court proceedings and in the arbitration area, handling numerous contested proceedings every year.

F.O. Akinrele & Co’s transport law group is a multi-disciplinary group consisting of counsel who have considerable experience in shipping and admiralty law, aviation law, road transportation, railway, inland water ways transportation and insurance law & practice.

Our infrastructure team collaborates closely with our transport group in the transactional aspects of road transportation, railways and inland water ways projects.