Babalakin & Co was established in July 1988 and has become one of the leading commercial law firms in Nigeria. With over 60 lawyers working from offices in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt, we are readily accessible to most corporate institutions, clients, government regulatory bodies and courtrooms generally.
Over the years, we have developed extensive competence and vast capacity in energy; oil and gas; corporate restructuring; venture capital and project finance; banking and securities; company secretarial services; corporate governance; joint ventures and taxation; foreign investments, as well as litigation/dispute resolution. We have also been involved in intellectual property protection, on behalf of clients.
We have been involved in most major commercial litigations as well as arbitrations in Nigeria and have consistently delivered qualitative service alongside our international partner-firms. Our firm’s strength lies in the team of experienced legal practitioners and chartered secretaries carefully brought together and possessing very qualitative legal education enhanced through well-rounded and international continuous professional training programmes, in addition to the contribution of our support staff. Our affiliate company, Optimum Publishers Limited, publishes the highly rated Nigerian Monthly Law Reports and this allows our lawyers to be fully abreast of legal developments in the country.
The cornerstone of our practice is an extensive and broad-based knowledge of the key sectors of Nigeria’s economy, and being abreast of industry trends worldwide. We approach the different problems of our clients in a holistic and proactive manner to support the development of our numerous clients’ businesses.
Over the years, our firm has succeeded in staying ahead in the delivery of qualitative legal services in Nigeria by providing innovative, client-oriented and cost-effective legal solutions, thereby building enduring and fulfilling relationships. We have accomplished these using state-of-the-art business tools, with the highest degree of professionalism and ethical standards, without compromising efficiency and quality service. This way, we have the distinguishing features of quicker response and turnaround time on matters and briefs, while maintaining a constant flow of information. We are able to achieve this by working longer business hours and routinely, weekends which put us within our client’s reach, particularly our foreign clients operating in different time zones.
We offer services to major multinationals in diverse sectors of the economy, including banking and other financial institutions; foreign companies; oil and gas companies; construction companies; property development companies; and high net-worth individuals, among others. We also represent government at federal and state levels and regularly advise sector specific regulatory authorities in the energy, ports, land, foreign investment, and securities sectors as well as state-owned corporations. We are active members of several chambers of commerce including the Nigerian–American chamber of commerce and the Franco–Nigerian chamber of commerce. Our affiliate company, Amalgamated Nominees Limited, was set up specifically to deal with company secretarial practice and regulatory compliance issues.
Even though it is not a requirement in our jurisdiction, our firm has put in place a comprehensive professional indemnity insurance policy to indemnify clients against any liability that may arise from the conduct of our professional responsibilities, a measure of the confidence we have in the quality of our services.
9th – 12th Floors
43A Afribank Street
Victoria Island, Lagos
Telephone: +234 1 270 2802
Fax: +234 1 270 2806
Abuja, Port Harcourt
Contact Person: Olawale Akoni
International groupings: IBA, Nigeria Bar Association, Commonwealth Lawyers Association, Energy Institute UK, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators UK, Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Arbitrators UK, International Petroleum Negotiators Association USA, Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria, Law Society.
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