We are delighted to introduce the seventh edition of Who's Who Legal: Nigeria, a comprehensive guide to the country’s legal market, featuring 237 listings from 76 law firms. We have singled out five firms for standout performances at both an international and a local level. Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie garners the highest number of listings, with its strengths lying in M&A, project finance and energy. Aluko & Oyebode and Aélex are also recognised as the very best firms in the country, with an unrivalled depth of expertise across the business marketplace. Olaniwun Ajayi and Banwo & Ighodalo are seen to be among the top firms in the corporate and finance markets, with each boasting a number of the country’s most distinguished dealmakers.
We feature a unique combination of 16 distinct practice area chapters for Nigeria, with each chapter providing an overview of the market and the leading lawyers featured within it. Arbitration | Aviation | Banking | Capital Markets | Construction & Real Estate | Corporate Tax | Energy | Environment | Insolvency & Restructuring | Intellectual Property | Labour & Employment | Litigation | M&A | Project Finance | Shipping | TMT
We are also pleased to feature exclusive practice area reviews written by market-leading experts. Dorothy Udeme Ufot SAN of Dorothy Ufot & Co takes an in-depth look at the current and prospective status of arbitration in Nigeria. Babatunde Ajibade and Bukola Iji of SPA Ajibade & Co provide an overview of crucial developments in the Nigerian capital market. Etigwe Uwa of Streamsowers & Köhn looks at the current features of insolvency legislation in the country and argues for the need for comprehensive legislative reform. Babatunde Irukera of SimmonsCooper Partners provides a detailed review of the legal and procedural frameworks for commercial litigation in Nigeria, as well as its key developments. Folake Elias Adebowale, Dare Agbelese and Dolapo Adesina of Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie take a look at the positive growth in M&A activity, exploring individual sectors, as well as the continuing evolution the country’s regulatory framework.
The 2015 Nigerian election has dominated the recent socio-political, economic and legal landscape. Despite fears of conflict, the race for the presidency passed more peacefully than in 2011 and the process was described by the World Bank as the “freest and fairest in the country’s election history”. The markets responded positively to General Muhammadu Buhari’s victory, with the Nigerian stock market recording an unprecedented gain of almost a trillion naira following the peaceful conclusion to the elections. Please click here to read on.
We are delighted to introduce our brand new Austria special report, a detailed guide to the country’s legal market, featuring 337 listings from 108 law firms.
We feature a unique combination of 28 distinct practice area chapters for Austria, with each chapter providing an overview of the market and the leading lawyers featured within it. Arbitration | Asset Recovery | Banking | Business Crime Defence | Capital Markets | Competition | Construction | Corporate Tax | Energy | Environment | Franchise | Government Contracts | Insolvency & Restructuring | Insurance & Reinsurance | Investigations | Life Sciences | Litigation | Labour & Employment | M&A and Governance | Mediation | Patents | Private Client | Private Funds | Product Liability Defence | Real Estate | TMT | Trademarks | Transport
We are also pleased to feature exclusive practice area reviews written by market-leading experts. Gerold Zeiler of zeiler.partners Rechtsanwälte provides an overview of the Rules of Arbitration and Conciliation adopted by the Vienna International Arbitral Centre, which took effect in 2013. Clemens Philipp Schindler of Schindler and Partners provides an in-depth review of Austrian corporate law and recent deal activity.
Austria navigated its way through the global financial crisis favourably in comparison with numerous other eurozone jurisdictions and the country still performs strongly in terms of GDP per capita, with an IMF forecast predicting gradual economic growth for Austria towards the end of 2015. Please click here to read on.
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