Legal500 ranks ǼAELEX top-tier in four areas of legal practice
Global leaders in legal research, ratings and rankings, Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa has identified Nigeria’s commercial law firm, Ǽlex as a top-tier firm in four key practice areas, out of five areas featured in the 2015 edition of its ranking for Nigeria and Africa.
The areas include, Corporate and Mergers & Acquisition, Dispute Resolution, Energy and Natural Resources, Shipping and Transport and Banking & Finance.
AELEX was the only firm ranked in all categories, with four of its partners listed as “leading individuals” in various areas of specialisation.
Firm Partner, Funke Adekoya SAN, was recognised as a “leading individual” with ‘experience, knowledge and a strong court presence’.
Some of her outstanding cases as recognised by Legal 500 include; acting for a South African retailer and its local subsidiary against a claim for breach of contract, loss of economic opportunity and economic interference with a contract; defending Rusal against claims of conspiracy and interference with the bidding process for Nigeria’s Aluminum Smelter, and representing General Electric in an appeal before the Supreme Court in respect of a master services agreement.
Soji Awogbade was recognised for his ‘timely wisdom during negotiations’ while Sina Sipasi was described as ‘commercial and thorough’. Lawrence Fubara Anga and Theophilus Emuwa were described as being ‘at the top level of corporate and commercial practice in Nigeria.