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Aelex Legal Practitioners & Arbitrators
No. of offices4
No. of lawyers65
Key peopleTheophilus Emuwa
Managing Partner
Funke Adekoya
Soji Awogbade
Lawrence Fubara Anga
Adedapo Tunde-Olowu
Olusina Sipasi
Orewale Olanipekun
Chinyerugo Ugoji
Davidson Oturu
Date founded2004[1]

ǼLEX Partners (which operates as ǼLEX Legal Practitioners & Arbitrators or referred to simply as ǼLEX) is a law firm headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. The Firm also has other offices in Port Harcourt and Abuja in Nigeria as well as an office in the central business district of Accra, Ghana.[2] ǼLEX was named by Who’s Who Legal as the 2017 Nigerian Law Firm of the Year.[3][4] The Firm has 9 partners and 65 lawyers.


ǼLEX was established in 2004 through the merger of the practice of a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and three other commercial law firms in Nigeria - O. Adekoya & Co., Victor & Charles, Anga & Emuwa and Adegbite Adeniji & Co. The merger established one of the largest and most diversified law practices in West Africa.[5]

ǼLEX Public Lecture[edit]

ǼLEX holds yearly lectures on topical legal/political issues facing Nigeria in general.[6]

  • "Schooling without Learning" (2017)[7]
  • “Making States Work” (2016)[8][9]
  • “In God’s Name: Politics, Religion and Economic Development” (2014)
  • “This House Must Not Fall: Constitutional Reform and The People’s Will” (2013)[6]
File:Aelex 2017 Lecture.jpg
ǼLEX 2017 Lecture at Muson Centre, Lagos, Nigeria

Rankings & Awards[edit]

ǼLEX has been ranked as a "Leading Firm" in Chambers Global for 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013.[10]

"ǼLEX is a consistent all-rounder for all types of M&A, project finance, banking and capital markets and is a fantastic oil and gas firm"[11]

— The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms
((IFLR) 2017, 2016, 2105)

Award Year
Nigerian Law Firm of the Year
Who's Who Legal


  1. "Nigeria Full-Service Commercial and Litigation Law Firm: Aelex".
  2. "ǼLEX - Aelex". chambersandpartners.com.
  3. "ǼLEX wins Who's Who legal award". Vanguard Newspaper.
  4. "AELEX, Partners, ranked leaders in Nigerian Legal Market by Int'l legal guides". Business Day Newspaper.
  5. "ǼLEX - Aelex". hg.org.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Aelex to hold lecture on Constitutional Reform and People's Will". Vanguard Newspaper.
  7. "AELEX moves for reform in Nigeria's educational sector". Business Day.
  8. "Donald Duke, Peter Obi, Odinkalu, Others for 2016 AELEX Annual Lecture". omojuwa.com.
  9. "Eminent Nigerians chart part to state viability at Aelex lecture". The Guardian Newspaper.
  10. "ǼLEX Firm Profile". Chambers and Partners Global.
  11. "ǼLEX Firm Profile". IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms.

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