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Department Profile

G. Elias & Co Corporate/Commercial Department


  • Profile
  • 6 Broad Street
  • 6th floor
  • Lagos
  • Lagos
  • Nigeria

Department profile submitted by G. Elias & Co

G. Elias & Co’s corporate and commercial team work on transactions in areas that include mergers, acquisitions, re-organizations of capital, spin-offs, liquidations, reduction of capital and “due diligence” inquiries. We are also involved in the development, sale, construction and management of real estate, telecommunications and other infrastructure assets, and the sales of commodities, consumer products and services. We carry out advisory and regulatory (including tax) work involving requests for exemptions, registrations and privileges and the defence of tax audits and investigations for leading multinationals

We have advised on the largest-ever equity and debt offerings over the years in Nigeria. We also advised on the merger of Orwell Oil & Gas Limited and AOS to create the largest Nigerian-owned oil service company. We are leaders in electricity sector acquisitions by both value and number. We are recently advising on the sale of the assets of Free Range Farms Plc valued at ₦1bn to Kuker Farms and Processing Limited and currently advising on the winding-up process of Free Range Farms upon the sale of the operating assets, amongst others.


  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Commercial and Professional Services
  • Construction & Materials
  • Energy and Infrastructure
  • Fast Moving Consumer Goods
  • Hospitality and Health Care
  • Real Estate
  • Transport and Logistics


  • Abraaj Aureos Fund
  • Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria
  • Coca-Cola Nigeria Plc
  • Food Concepts Plc
  • Helios Towers Nigeria Limited
  • MTN Nigeria Communications Ltd.
  • Natspace Telecommunications and Investments Limited
  • Paragon Holdings Limited
  • RMB Westport Limited
  • Tolaram Group

Some of our international experience include advising Tolaram Group in the joint venture with Kellogg Company to bolster its breakfast and snack food offerings in West Africa. Kellogg’s Company acquired 50 per cent stake in Lagos, Nigeria-based Multipro Consumer Products Limited, a food sales and distribution company owned by Tolaram, with an option to buy a stake in Tolaram's African unit. It was the largest fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) deal in Nigeria in 2015.

We have also advised Anheuser-Busch InBev (a multinational beverage company and the world’s largest brewing company), Regus Group (a serviced and virtual office provider with presence in more than 3000 locations), Dar Al-Handasah (Shair and Partners) (a leading architecture and engineering consultancy firm) and Coca Cola (the beverages company). We are also widely known for our outstanding work in the field of commercial and corporate law. We have been consistently highly ranked by the International Financial Law Review as a Tier 1 firm in capital markets, mergers and acquisition transactions.