Africa/Nigeria

Gateley and Fidal target African disputes with senior arbitration hires

Perenami Momodu joins Gateley from Aelex Legal, while Manuel Tomas joins Fidal from Foley Hoag

Will judge’s ‘withering attack’ on $11bn arbitration award against Nigeria lead to more interventionist tribunals?

Mr Justice Knowles’ ‘forensic examination’ of case welcomed, but reforming rules for high-value investor state disputes may be hard

  • 4mos

White & Case is fastest-growing law firm in Africa since 2019, study finds

US firm grew African headcount 177% between 2019 and 2022, according to Africa Legal

  • 4mos
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‘Every reason for optimism’ – new Law Over Borders guide charts arbitration’s growing popularity across the world

Practical online comparative Global Legal Post guide is co-edited by Three Crowns partners Carmen Martinez Lopez and Liz Snodgrass

  • 10mos

Nigeria’s TEMPLARS marks international expansion with Ghana joint venture

Growing demand for services across West Africa sees TEMPLARS add team from Accra-based AMPEM Chambers to launch new firm

  • 1yr

Nigerian firm Aluko & Oyebode joins African legal alliance ALN

Deal expands ALN’s coverage to 16 jurisdictions and third in West Africa

Top Nigerian law firm Banwo & Ighodalo promotes three to partnership

The 15-partner firm underlines commitment to 'organic growth' as Nigeria's legal market gains international focus

  • 2yrs

Dentons to secure coveted Nigeria presence with ACAS-Law combination

Global giant says deal is key landmark in strategy to become pan-African firm

  • 2yrs

Aluko & Oyebode co-founder steps down as chair ushering in new leadership team

Top Nigerian firm transitions from 'founder-led' status as it looks to invest in legaltech and new practice areas

  • 3yrs

UK lawyers in Lagos mission

UK lawyers embark on government mission to boost legal services in Nigeria as part of forging global partnerships.

  • 4yrs

Nigeria recovers over $400 million in stolen state oil funds

While Nigerian investigators recoup over $400 in stolen state oil funds, an Italian court sentences two men in Eni and Shell Nigeria case.

  • 5yrs

UK and Nigeria in legal sector partnership

A new initiative to drive partnership between legal professionals in the UK and Nigeria announced by PM Theresa May on visit to Lagos.

  • 5yrs

Blockchain consortium expands to Africa with Miranda Alliance

The Miranda Alliance has announced that it has joined the Global Legal Blockchain Consortium (GLBC) as its first African organization.

  • 5yrs

ICC commission targets arbitration growth in Africa

The ICC International Court of Arbitration (ICC) is to launch an Africa Commission to co-ordinate its growth and activity in Africa.

  • 5yrs

New study highlights critical role of corporate governance in Africa

Corporate governance improvements are linked to value creation in Africa, according to 2018 Africa Sustainability Study.

Andersen Global heads to Nigeria with new partnership

Andersen Global is to have a presence in Nigeria with the addition of the practice formerly run under WTS ADEBIYI & Associates.

  • 6yrs

B&I Partnership Announcement

Nigerian law firm Banwo & Ighodalo (B&I) has embarked on a phase of organic growth with the news it has promoted four new partners.

Shell threatened with Dutch lawsuit over activist's death in Nigeria

The widow of a slain Nigerian activist has accused Royal Dutch Shell of complicity in her husband's death.

Nigerian judge slams attorney's 90-lawyer defence team

The judge accused prominent Nigerian lawyer Rickey Tarfa of 'harassment and intimidation' after he arrived to face criminal charges in a Lagos court with 90 lawyers.

  • 8yrs
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