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Babalakin & Co was established in July 1988 and has become one of the leading commercial law firms in Nigeria with three decades of experience. 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, and litigation/dispute resolution. We have also been involved in intellectual property protection on behalf of our clients.

We have been involved in most major commercial litigations and 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 continuous international professional training programmes, in addition to the contribution of our support staff. Our affiliate company, Optimum Publishers Limited, produces 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 our clients’ different problems in a holistic and proactive manner to support the development of their varied 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, which routinely includes weekends; this put us within reach of our clients, particularly those 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.

Office Address
9th – 12th Floors
43A Churchgate (formerly Afribank) Street
Victoria Island, Lagos
 Telephone: +234 1 2718700-9
Fax: +234 1 270 2806

Other offices
Abuja, Port Harcourt

Bolanle Babalakin SAN, Wale Akoni SAN, Dr Bayo Adaralegbe, Mobolaji Kuti, Tola Oshobi, Dunni Segun-Oki, Kehinde Daodu and Seun Awonuga.

Contact person
Olawale Akoni

International groupings
the International Bar Association, the Nigeria Bar Association, the Commonwealth Lawyers Association, the Energy Institute UK, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators UK, the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators UK, the International Petroleum Negotiators Association USA, the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria and the Law Society.

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