Effective from 1st of July, the collaborating firm will join Andersen Global in Nigeria as Adebiyi Tax & Legal, and later adopt the Andersen name with locations in both Lagos and Abuja. This kickstarts Andersen’s expansion into Africa. Lead Partner Olaleye Adebiyi commented: ‘As an Arthur Andersen alumnus, I look forward to rejoining the culture that helped shape my values—for me, this is like going back to my heritage. The collaboration with Andersen Global will allow us to develop better solutions to serve our clients and provide more extensive and quality coverage internationally.’
International, multi-national and individual clients
The firm will provide tax and legal services for international, multinational and individual clients in Nigeria, West Africa and globally. Their areas of specialisation will include Tax Advisory & Regulatory Services, Transfer Pricing, Energy & Infrastructure, Consumer & Industrial Markets, Family Wealth and Private Clients, and Tax Adjudication/Litigation.
Enhancing African footprint
‘Olaleye and his team have consistently shown a commitment to their clients and they will play a significant role in enhancing our client solutions in Africa,’ said Andersen Tax CEO, Mark Vorsatz. ‘Adding a location in Nigeria is a strategic move and is our first entry into the region. Currently, we have other discussions in process and will continue to expand our capabilities in Africa as we add similar groups who share our core values.’ Anderson Global has more than 2,000 professionals worldwide and a presence in 63 locations through its member firms and collaborating firms.