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Department Profile

G. Elias & Co Dispute Resolution Department

Nigeria

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

Department profile submitted by G. Elias & Co

G. Elias & Co’s Dispute Resolution team practices in both trial and appellate courts and before administrative and arbitral tribunals.

Our most important and complex recent work has been in four areas: arbitration; product liability; capital markets; and mergers and acquisitions. Among others, our team has been advising (a) on enforcing an arbitral award in the sum of US$210mm plus interest awarded for breach of a charter party, and on enforcing an arbitral award in favour of a telephony operator against its advertising agency; (b) a leading manufacturer in the most extensive series of product liability cases ever commenced in Nigeria, currently before both trial and appellate courts; (c) one of the nation’s oldest banks and several of its directors in a series of proceedings filed by the securities regulator alleging multiple violations of corporate and securities laws; representing an investment bank against a commercial bank on issues involving insolvency law and alleged illegal “financial assistance” in purchase of shares; and (d) the government privatization agency in an attempt by labour unions to stop the privatization of the government-controlled telephone monopoly; and a prospective purchaser of shares in an old bank to stop the sale of a controlling interest in it to another purchaser. 

We represented  Sunrise Power Transmission Company on the litigation against the Federal Government of Nigeria over the award of the 6000MW Mambilla hydroelectric power project.

Industries

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

Clients

  • British American Tobacco
  • Citibank
  • Coca-Cola Nigeria
  • First Bank of Nigeria Limited (Nigeria’s largest and oldest
  • Gruppo Investments
  • IEDM
  • Mobile Decisioning Africa Limited
  • MTN (Nigeria’s largest GSM network operator)
  • Paragon Holdings
  • Zhongfu Investments

We have been consistently ranked as Top Tier by the International Financial Law Review and Legal 500 in Dispute Resolution.