Insights

Jan 2021 NEWS

We are delighted to announce that Aluko & Oyebode has been named the Nigeria Law Firm of the Year at the Chambers Africa Awards 2021. Chambers and Partners, in announcing the award, described the Firm as: “A well-known firm at the forefront of the market across numerous practice areas. Aluko & Oyebode is often engaged in some …

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Dec 2020 NEWS

Aluko & Oyebode is pleased to announce the appointment of Reginald Udom as the Managing Partner of the Firm, effective January 1st, 2021. Also effective January 1st, Kofo Dosekun, the current Managing Partner, will become the Chair of the Firm’s Management Board, while current Chairman, Gbenga Oyebode, will stay actively involved as an “Of Counsel”. …

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Oct 2020 NEWS

In its 2021 guide, IFLR1000 has recognised Aluko & Oyebode as a Top Tier Firm (Tier 1) in seven practice areas, namely: Banking Capital Markets: Debt Capital Markets: Equity Mergers & Acquisitions Project Development: Infrastructure Project Development: Power Project Finance Nine (9) Aluko & Oyebode partners were rated as “highly regarded”, one partner was rated …

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Sep 2020 PUBLICATIONS

It is elementary law that parties are bound by the provisions of the contract or agreement which they have voluntarily entered. This typifies the doctrine of the sanctity of the contract. Consequently, the court is bound to construe only the terms of the contract in the event of an action arising therefrom. This is because the …

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Jul 2020 NEWS

On Monday, July 20, 2020, the Federal Inland Revenue Service (“FIRS”) issued a public notice clarifying the administration of stamp duties in Nigeria (the “Public Notice”). The Public Notice among other things sets out the basis of stamp duty payments as well as the applicable stamp duty rates for various chargeable instruments. One of the …

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Jul 2020 NEWS

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) will commence recovery of outstanding stamp duties including duties that have been collected on behalf of the Federal Government by state and other agencies but are yet to be remitted by the relevant ministries, departments and agencies, deposit money banks, etc. This was announced at the inauguration of the …

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May 2020 COVID-19NEWSLETTERS

The directive of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on 27 April 2020 provided guidance on the phased and gradual easing of lockdown measures in Abuja, Ogun and Lagos States from 04 May 2020. States were also encouraged to adapt and expand the measures as may be necessary to suit their specific circumstances …

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Apr 2020 COVID-19NEWSLETTERSPUBLICATIONS

The COVID-19 pandemic has both global health and economic implications. It has been predicted that the effect of COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy may be far worse than the 2008 Global Recession. The global shutdown of borders and restriction of movement by Governments around the world has impacted businesses, large and small. In these …

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Oct 2019 PUBLICATIONS

Introduction Limitation laws prescribe the period within which an aggrieved party can initiate an action to enforce a legal right. These laws seek to encourage parties to enforce their legal rights timeously and to avoid stale claims. There are several justifications for limitation laws. However, two of such justifications are prominent. The first is that …

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Sep 2019 NEWS

The Federal Government of Nigeria has in recent times, taken steps to review and introduce notable changes to the existing tax system. The changes include the introduction of a new Value Added Tax (“VAT”) rate which has been approved by the Federal Executive Council, the signing into law of the Police Trust Fund (Establishment) Act, …

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Aug 2019

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (the “FIRS”) is currently working with the National Assembly to amend the Nigerian tax laws to adequately capture income earned by technology companies from Nigeria and transactions with Nigerian residents. The Chairman of the FIRS, Babatunde Fowler, reiterated at the “FIRS Stakeholders Retreat on the Taxation of the Digital Economy”, …

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Jan 2019 NEWS

We are delighted to co-sponsor the 2019 Entry Level Associate Training Exercise (ELEVATE). ELEVATE is a practical inter-firm professional development programme collaboratively designed and sponsored by Aluko & Oyebode and 5 other Nigerian law firms for their respective entry-level lawyers as they begin professional careers in corporate and commercial legal practice. The ELEVATE sponsor firms …

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Nov 2018 NEWS

The Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) has published an official gazette (“the Gazette”) of the current list of pioneer industries and products (“the List”) approved by the Federal Executive Council (“the FEC”) in August 2017. Though released in November 2018, the Gazette became operative in August 2017. The Gazette embodies the first update to the …

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Jul 2018 PUBLICATIONS

There are two Bills currently pending before the National Assembly proposing amendments to the Personal Income Tax Act (as amended) 2011. 

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Nov 2012 NEWS

The board of Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ), appointed the Managing partner of Aluko & Oyebode, Mr. Gbenga Oyebode as an ambassador for Wimboard at their ongoing 2012 conference.

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Jun 2012 NEWS

Aluko & Oyebode was one of the sponsors at the recently concluded IFLR Africa forum in London.

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Mar 2012 NEWS

The firm has once again been identified as a top law firm in Nigeria in the Banking & Finance and Energy & Natural Resources and Corporate/Commercial areas of the practice The is a result of the world class service rendered by Aluko & Oyebode.

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Jan 2012 NEWS

The National ICT Policy draft.

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Jul 2011 NEWS

Managing Partner, Gbenga Oyebode speaks on Challenges Investors should be ready for in Africa.

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Jul 2011 NEWS

The Lagos office has open positions for Senior Associates in its Litigation/ADR Practice Group

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Feb 2011 NEWS

Aluko & Oyebode is delighted to announce the elevation of Mr. Chukwuka Ikwuazom and Mr. Reginald Udom as Partners of the firm with effect from 1st January, 2011.

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Jun 2010 NEWS

Aluko & Oyebode has been named Nigeria Law Firm of the Year 2010 in the Who’s Who Legal Awards. With the benefit of over 12 years of independent research, Who’s Who Legal used the thousands of nominations it has received from clients and private practice professionals to identify the leading firms and individuals in 31 practice areas, as well as the top firm in over 50 countries and five US states.

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May 2009 NEWS

Court fixes May 27 for adoption of briefs in oil block dispute The Guardian – Nigeria – Lagos,Nigeria … Chief Robert Clarke SAN with whom was Babatunde Fagbonhunlu SAN, of Aluko and Oyebode law firms. But before the court admitted the said documents, …

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