Chinyerugo is a partner in ÆLEX’s corporate and commercial practice group, focusing on corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and tax.
Chinyerugo advises on share and asset acquisitions and divestments; joint ventures; corporate restructuring transactions; and tax-efficient structures. He has acted for a wide range of clients, including private equity firms and large multinationals.
He recently led the team that advised a leading private equity firm on the Nigeria aspect of its takeover of the management of the existing assets of a US$1 billion health fund. He advised The Coca-Cola Company on its acquisition of 100 per cent equity stake in CHI Limited, a leading dairy and juice brand in Nigeria. He also recently advised one of the pioneer payments company in Nigeria, with operations across Africa, on its corporate reorganisation.
He has advised extensively on a broad range of Nigerian tax issues arising from mergers and acquisitions, and other commercial transactions.
Chinyerugo authored the Nigeria chapter of the International Bar Association’s corporate and M&A law committee’s squeeze-out guides. He is a past member of the executive committee of the Capital Markets Solicitors of Nigeria, and an associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria.
He is currently ranked as a “next-generation partner” by The Legal 500.