• "A one-stop shop"...
    Chambers Global
  • "They do genuinely good work"... "They are very thorough and meticulous"...
    IFLR 1000
  • "One of Nigeria's largest and best firms, with a thorough understanding of the needs of international clients"...
    The Legal 500
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    Chambers Global
Aluko Oyebode Resources

Aluko & Oyebode advises Allianz SE on its Acquisition of Ensure Insurance Plc

Aluko & Oyebode advised Allianz SE (“Allianz”) in connection with the acquisition of 99.03% of the outstanding shares of Ensure Insurance Plc from Greenoaks Global Holdings Limited. Ensure Insurance Plc offers life and non-life insurance services in Nigeria.

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Aluko & Oyebode Shortlisted for The African Legal Awards 2018

Aluko & Oyebode has been shortlisted in seven categories for The African Legal Awards 2018. 

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Aluko & Oyebode Partners, Olubunmi Fayokun and Oghogho Makinde named IFLR1000 Women Leaders

Aluko & Oyebode Partners, Olubunmi Fayokun and Oghogho Makinde, have been recognized as IFLR Women Leaders for 2018. 

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Nigerian Investment Insights

After years spent in recession, Nigeria is now starting to see some upward movement in its GDP numbers. Such positive economic indicators offer good opportunities for investors. It is a nation that is fully focused on growing its economy. 

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Nigerian Senate Passes the Repeal and Re-Enactment of the Companies and Allied Matters Act

The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday 15th of May 2018 repealed the Companies and Allied Matters Act (“CAMA”) Cap C20 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 and passed its re-enactment of the law after twenty-eight (28) years of its being in force. 

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Aluko & Oyebode Given Top Rankings in Legal 500 EMEA 2018

We are delighted to announce that Aluko & Oyebode has been ranked a top-tier Nigerian law firm by Legal 500 EMEA 2018.

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Aluko & Oyebode Given Top Rankings in Chambers Global 2018

We are delighted to announce that Aluko & Oyebode has been recognised as a leading firm in the 2018 Edition of Chambers Global.

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Land Use Charge Law of Lagos State, 2018

On 29th January 2018, the Lagos State House of Assembly has passed a Law to Provide For The Consolidation Of Property And Land Based Charges And Make Provisions For The Levying And Collection Of Land Use Charge In Lagos State; otherwise referred to as the Land Use Charge Law of Lagos State, 2018 (the “LUC Law”).

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The President Issues Executive Order for Utilization of Local Content

The President, on 2nd February, 2018, signed an Executive Order for Planning and Execution of Projects, Promotion of Nigerian Content in Contracts and Science, Engineering and Technology (“Order”).

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Debt To Equity Conversations in Nigeria: The Etisalat Case Study

The 2015/2016 global crash in the price of crude oil caused a severe shock to the Nigerian economy, reliant as it is on this commodity for most of its foreign exchange earnings.

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Aluko & Oyebode Wins The Chambers Global Africa 2018 Nigeria Law Firm of the Year Award

We are delighted to announce that Aluko & Oyebode has been awarded The Chambers Global Africa 2018 Nigeria Law Firm of the Year Award.

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

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The National Identity Management Commission releases Regulation on the Mandatory Use of the National Identification Number 2017

In a bid to enforce the use of a common identification system in Nigeria, the National Identity Management Commission (“NIMC”) recently released the Mandatory Use of the National Identification Number Regulations 2017 (the “NIMC Regulations”) made on 26th October 2017. 

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NIPC and FIRS issue Compendium of Investment Incentives in Nigeria

The Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (“NIPC”) in partnership with the Federal Inland Revenue Service (“FIRS”) has, on Friday, 3 November 2017, issued the first edition of a compendium of tax and sector-wide fiscal incentives (the “Compendium”). 

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Aluko & Oyebode Partner, Dr. Simeon Obidairo Appointed Senior Fellow at SOAS University of London

We are pleased to announce the appointment of our Partner, Dr. Simeon Obidairo, as a Senior Fellow at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.

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Aluko & Oyebode retains Top Tier Rankings in IFLR1000 2018

Aluko & Oyebode is pleased to have retained its ranking as a Top Tier Firm (Tier 1) in all 7 practice areas in the latest IFLR1000 Guide. 

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How is Nigeria Progressing Post-Recession?

Partner, Oludare Senbore contributes to the Lawyer Monthly Magazine, September 2017 Issue. He discussed how Nigeria is progressing post-recession. The excerpt below provides a little insight into what was discussed:

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FG Grants Pioneer Status to 27 Industries, issues New Application Guidelines

On Monday 7th August 2017, the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment (“FMITI”) announced the addition of 27 new industries to the list of pioneer status industries/products. 

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Aluko & Oyebode Partner, Chukwuka Ikwuazom Elected Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, Lagos Branch

We are pleased to announce the election of Aluko & Oyebode Partner, Chukwuka Ikwuazom, as the Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, Lagos Branch.

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Draft Business Continuity Regulations for the NESI

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) in exercise of powers conferred on it by section 96 of the Electric Power Sector Reform Act, 2005 (EPSRA) has developed a draft “Business Continuity for the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry Regulations, 2017” (the draft “Regulations”) to provide business continuity measures for the smooth running of the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI).

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Aluko & Oyebode wins prestigious Private Equity Africa Award

Aluko & Oyebode is pleased to announce that it has won the Exceptional Single Deal Advisor of the Year Award at the Private Equity Africa Awards 2017 (PEA Awards).  This award represents the firm’s maiden recognition from PEA Awards.

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Aluko & Oyebode Partner, Ayodeji Oyetunde Appointed Vice Chairman of the Capital Markets Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association Section on Business Law

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Aluko & Oyebode Partner, Ayodeji Oyetunde, as the Vice Chairman of the Capital Markets Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association Section on Business Law.

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Aluko & Oyebode Given Top Rankings in Chambers Global 2017

We are proud to announce that Aluko & Oyebode has been recognised as a leading firm in the 2017 Edition of Chambers Global. 

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Aluko & Oyebode Partner, Ayodeji Oyetunde and Associate, Lotanna Nwodo author the Nigeria Chapter of the Director’s Liability: A Worldwide Review Third Edition

The Companies and Allied Matters Act1 is the basic law that regulates the legal existence and operation of all companies in Nigeria. However, there are other laws which apply to companies depending on whether they are private or public companies; 

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Aluko & Oyebode advises the Joint Lead Managers in connection with the US$800 Million Eurobond Issuance by IHS Netherlands Holdco B.V.

Aluko & Oyebode acted as Nigerian Legal Counsel to the Joint Lead Managers, Citibank Global Markets Limited, Goldman Sachs International and Standard Chartered Bank in connection with the US$800 Million eurobond issuance by IHS Netherlands Holdco B.V., the holding company of IHS Nigeria Limited, which is the largest mobile telecommunications infrastructure provider in Africa.

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A Critical Analysis of the National Code of Corporate Governance for the Private Sector in Nigeria (2016)

The Financial Reporting Council (“FRCN”) of Nigeria on the 17th of October 2016 issued a three-in-one National Code of Corporate Governance (“NCCG”), which seeks to provide regulations on corporate governance as it relates to, public and private companies registered under Nigerian law as well as Nigerian public entities.

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Aluko & Oyebode named Property, Infrastructure & Construction Team of the Year at Law Digest Africa Awards 2016

Aluko & Oyebode was named the Property, Infrastructure and Construction Team of the Year at this year’s Law Digest Africa Awards held in November 4th at the Oriental Hotel in Lagos, Nigeria.

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Aluko & Oyebode Advises Access Bank Plc on its US$300 Million Eurobond Issuance

Aluko & Oyebode acted as Nigerian counsel to Access Bank Plc (“the Bank”) on its recent US$300 Million Eurobond issuance under the Bank’s US$1,000,000,000.00 Global Medium Term Note Programme.

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Aluko & Oyebode Given Top Rankings in IFLR1000 2017

We are delighted to announce that the reputable legal guide IFLR1000 has recommended Aluko & Oyebode as a top tier law firm in seven practice areas in its global ranking for 2017:

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Aluko & Oyebode triumphs as Law Firm of the Year at the ESQ Nigerian Legal Awards 2016

Aluko & Oyebode triumphed at the ESQ Nigerian Legal Awards 2016, being named the Law Firm of the Year and the Telecommunications Team of the Year. 

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Aluko & Oyebode shortlisted in three categories at the 2016 Law Digest Africa Awards

We are delighted to be a finalist in this year's edition of the Law Digest Africa Awards. We have been shortlisted in three categories:

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Aluko & Oyebode advises 8 Miles LLP, African Capital Alliance Limited and DEG on their US$80 Million Equity Investment in Beloxxi Industries Limited

Aluko & Oyebode acted as Nigerian counsel to a consortium consisting of Sub-Saharan Africa-focused 8 Miles LLP, West Africa-focused African Capital Alliance Limited and DEG, the German development finance institution in relation to its US$80 Million equity...

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Aluko & Oyebode shortlisted for African Law Firm of the Year (Large Practice) for third year in a row at African Legal Awards 2016

We are proud to have been shortlisted for African Legal Awards 2016 - African Law Firm of the Year (Large Practice) for 3rd year in a row. 

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Aluko & Oyebode advises Vitol S.A and Helios Investment Partners on Acquisition of the Downstream and Retail Businesses of the Oando Group

Aluko & Oyebode acted as Nigerian counsel to a consortium consisting of Vitol S.A and Helios Investment Partners in relation to the acquisition of the downstream and retail businesses of Oando Plc, a leading Nigerian integrated energy company.

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Aluko & Oyebode Given Top Rankings in Chambers Global 2016

We are proud to announce that Aluko & Oyebode has been recognised as a leading firm in Chambers Global 2016 with Band 1 Rankings in 4 Practice Areas:

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Aluko & Oyebode Wins Multiple Awards at the Law Digest Africa Awards

We are pleased to announce that Aluko & Oyebode has been declared the winner of the following Law Digest Africa Awards:

•    Law Firm of the Year 2015; and
•    Litigation and Dispute Resolution Team of the Year 2015.

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Aluko & Oyebode Given Top Rankings in IFLR1000 2016

We are delighted to announce that IFLR1000 2016 has recommended Aluko & Oyebode as a top tier law firm in seven practice areas:

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The International Comparitive Legal Guide to : Securitisation 2006

Under the common law as applicable in Nigeria, parties to a contract are free to determine the law that will govern their contractual obligations. Such choice must be bona fide and legal and there must not be any reason to avoid the choice on the ground of public policy. Even where the seller and the debtor are resident within Nigeria and the transaction that gives rise to the receivables and the payment of the receivables takes place in Nigeria, the foregoing principle will apply. However, the mandatory provisions of Nigerian law would continue to apply to the contract.

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Getting the Deal Through - Public Procurement 2010

Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research. This article was first published in Getting the Deal Through - Public Procurement 2010 (published in April 2010; Contributing Editor Hans-Joachim Prieß, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer). For further information please visit www.GettingTheDealThrough.com

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Regulatory Updates - October 2009

The Regulatory updates October 2009 issue addresses the following:- 1. Publication of Interest Rates. Ref BSD/DIR/IGEN/CIR/01/023 Dated 14th October 2009 2.Central Bank of Nigeria Public Statement Dated 16th October 2009 3.Central Bank of Nigeria Press Statement 4.Publication of Un-audited Accounts of Banks as at September 30, 2009. Ref:SD/DIR/GEN/CIR/03/024 DATED 26TH OCTOBER 2009

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The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Public Procurement 2009

This article appeared in the 1st edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Public Procurement; published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London (www.iclg.co.uk) authored by Gbenga Oyebode and Olubunmi Fayokun

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Getting the Deal Through - Public Procurement 2008

Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research. This article was first published in Getting the Deal Through – Public Procurement 2008, (published in May 2008 - contributing editor: Hans-Joachim Prieâ). For further information please visit www.gettingthedealthrough.com

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The International Comparative Legal Guide to: PFI / PPP Projects 2007

"This article first appeared in the 2007 edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: PFI / PPP Projects; published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London (www.iclg.co.uk) authored by Gbenga Oyebode and Oghogho Makinde"

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Doing Business in 2005 - Removing Obstacles to Growth

A co-publication of the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation and Oxford University Press. Aluko & Oyebode was involved in providing information towards the publication.

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