The Firm


F.O. Akinrele & Co was established in 1959 and has over the past 6 decades, acquired substantial experience in the delivery of high quality legal advice to both public and private sectors in Nigeria.

F.O. Akinrele & Co. between the 1960s and 1980s gradually expanded its practice from a general law practice into the specialised corporate sector and became internationally respected for its ability to provide specialist integrated legal advice and solutions to the corporate commercial sector.

F.O. Akinrele & Co.’s 6 decades of practice has involved the development of ideas and legal concepts across a wide range of practice areas from the Energy & Natural Resources sector to the Transport &
Telecommunications sectors and from the Banking & Financial Services sector to Project Financing & Infrastructure.

The firm currently maintains strong links across continents with international law firms and regional law firms across borders within Africa. The firm also manages a West African Network of correspondent law firms in 16 West and Southern African Countries from Senegal to Angola.

Firm Values

In a developing Country with developing business structures and cultures, the value of a firm with longstanding traditions, values, experience and reputation in the corporate and commercial sector is essential.

F.O. Akinrele & Co. has the legal knowledge, the experience, the international reach and the commercial focus to advise on all aspects of local, cross-border and international commerce.

The first key component is F.O. Akinrele Co’s sectoral knowledge. As a sector-driven firm with an intimate knowledge of the sectors in which we operate, we are able to advise our clients knowledgeably about strategy as well as on individual deals and disputes.

The second key component is our commercial approach, which dictates that our advice and strategy in contentious and non-contentious matters is underpinned by commercial sense.


The third key component is our Partner knowledge and accessibility: Our work group approach provides a strong interface between clients and the firm. Clients can at all times contact Associates or Partners directly on any given project or work, which creates a strong sense of co-operation between us and our clients.

The fourth key component is our international and regional reach. As a fully integrated commercial law firm, we represent clients from a range of industries and service sectors, both public and private around the world, covering all aspects of corporate and commercial activity. It is important to our clients that we can draw on our extensive referral network in assisting our clients to save time and meet their commercial objectives.

Corporate & Social Responsibility

We focus on building long term, strategic relationships with carefully chosen causes and charities.

Our partners are actively engaged in sitting as Patrons to University societies and our firm actively sponsors academic excellence.

We work hard to make a positive impact in the legal and wider community, especially through our multi-faceted support to our clients and our values of excellence, innovation and opportunities of pro bono service.

Our F.O. Akinrele & Co. community programme enables our legal and non-legal staff to give their time and skills to a wide range of volunteering. More information can be obtained from


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