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Top Law Firms in Nigeria (info, career, intern, contact)

Top Law Firms in Nigeria

A Law firm is a business enterprise formed by one or more lawyers to render legal services to clients. The legal services rendered by a law firm signify the area of specialization of its incumbent lawyers.

In Nigeria, many law firms specialize in litigation, while others focus on corporate or commercial transactions. There are others, even, who may combine the aforementioned two.

Notably, there are numerous good law firms in Nigeria, contributing their quota to free flow of judicial and contractual dealings. What is business without the law? And what is the law without a lawyer?

Below are a few of the Law firms contributing massively in their areas of practice. This post supplies you with details got from their websites. For more information, feel free to contact them.


Olisa Agbakoba Legal (OAL)


olisa agbakoba legal

Olisa Agbakoba Legal (OAL) is a leading world class legal solutions provider with clients in diverse sectors of the Nigerian and international economy.

Practice areas:

As a leading Law Firm in Nigeria and global law firm, Olisa Agbakoba Legal brings a wealth of expertise in diverse areas of law worldwide, Corporate Commercial & Business Advisory, Dispute Resolution, Public Sector, Maritime & Shipping, International Trade & Investment, and Sports, Entertainment & Technology Groups.

With a team of highly skilled legal professionals and a strong global network, OAL is well-equipped to handle international legal matters and provide comprehensive legal services to clients across different jurisdictions.

Providing innovative legal solutions is basic to who we are and what we stand for. Our diversified skills ensure that our clients’ commercial needs are satisfied promptly and professionally, always conforming to high ethical standards in the provision of quality legal services.


Ikoyi Lagos Address

10A Ilabere Street, Ikoyi, Lagos

Apapa Lagos Address

Maritime Complex, 34 Creek Road, Apapa, Lagos.

FCT Abuja Address

Purplestone Mall, Plot 1265, Zone E27, Apo Resettlement, Apo, FCT, Abuja

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +2349121397097

The Trusted Advisors


We are a full-service law firm founded in 2011 to provide cutting edge and tailor-made legal solutions to our clients. Since then, we have built on the founding principles which have made us sterling in our practice.


Dispute Management & Resolution: We handle all forms of dispute resolution which works toward making the process hassle free for the clients and ensures that disputes are resolved efficiently and cost effectively.

Admiralty: At TTA, we do not only understand the technical fields of maritime practice, we simplify it and make it work for our clients. We also boast of a unique grasp of the aviation law and practice alongside our unique application of the laws to the diverse needs of our clients.

Corporate & Commercial: We provide advice to local and foreign companies on investment regulations, sectoral capitalization and regulatory issues relating to various sectors in Nigeria, cutting across foreign investment regulations, policies, specific commitments under various trade agreements, customs duty amongst others.

Fiscal and Finance: Our banking & finance team offers comprehensive service to lenders, borrowers, advisers and other intermediaries. The clients include leading banks, financial institutions, and business houses.

Property Law: The team has expertise in handling large scale real estate transactions including those involving FDI in the real estate sector and has in the past provided advisory with respect to township, residential schemes and other residential and commercial real estate projects in Nigeria.


Lagos: 14th Floor, 8/10 Western House, Broad Street, Lagos Island.

Abuja: Suite 17, Canal House Abogo Largena Street. CBD. Abuja

Email Us
[email protected]

[email protected]

+234 810 159 9159

+234 915 119 1908

1. Aluko and Oyebode



At Aluko & Oyebode, multi-national companies, local entrepreneurs and pro bono clients can expect the same level of world class legal services delivered with the highest ethical standards. As the largest full-service commercial law firm in Nigeria, we strive for excellence in everything we do. Clients come to us for our deep knowledge of Nigerian law as well as our breadth of international expertise – and an understanding of our clients’ industries that can only be borne of direct experience.

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Founded in 1993, Aluko & Oyebode has over 80 attorneys in the major commercial centres of Nigeria – Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt.

Areas of Practice

Our practice areas encompass the full range of corporate and commercial legal services, including Banking; Capital Markets; Competition & Anti-Trust; Corporate Services; Governance, Risk and Compliance; Employment, Immigration and Incentives; Energy and Natural Resources; Financial Institutions Advisory; Infrastructure Finance and PPP; Intellectual Property; International Trade; Litigation, Dispute Resolution & Risk Management; etc.



We invite you to click on the link below to explore current open positions. Please submit your resume to: [email protected]. Your inquiry will be handled with the utmost confidentiality and professionalism. We look forward to hearing from you.

Current Opening: See:



T +234 1 462 8360-71
F +44 207 681 3402

1, Murtala Muhammed Drive
(formerly Bank Road)
Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria

Postal Address:
P.O. Box 2293
Lagos, Nigeria


T +234 703 192 2607
F +44 207 681 3402

3rd Floor, Plot 173,
Sani Abacha Road
GRA Phase III, Port Harcourt
Rivers State, Nigeria

Postal Address:
P.O. Box 3932,
Trans Amadi Post Office
Trans Amadi
Port Harcourt, Nigeria


T +234 9 292 1083
F +44 207 681 3402

Afri Investment House
2nd Floor, Right Wing No. 50,
Aguiyi Ironsi Street
Maitama, Abuja

2. Banwo & Ighodalo



Banwo & Ighodalo is structured as a partnership and is a fairly large-sized Nigerian firm, presently comprising, over Seventy (70) Solicitors. We undertake work for public and private companies, governments, Nigerian and foreign investors, financial institutions, foreign law firms and international consultancy firms. Our lawyers are often called upon to serve as resource persons at local and international seminars/workshops and as public and private sector office holders and advisers.

Practice areas:

We are consistently ranked as a leading Nigerian law firm in the areas of Capital Markets, Securities, Mergers & Acquisitions; Corporate Finance & Restructuring, Project Finance and Foreign Investment & Divestments and one of the top five law firms in Shipping, Aviation & International Trade, Energy & Natural Resources and Intellectual Property. We also have a tested and dependable track record in Commercial Litigation.


We have career opportunities for lawyers and skilled non-lawyers who embody passion, excellence, relationships, out-of-the-box thinking and enterprise. These are the values we hold dear at Banwo & Ighodalo.

Interested in joining us, but not sure where to start? You can also check out our people and practices to learn more. Click here to submit your details.


B&I’s Internship Program is a four-week program, offering positions to exceptional students. The program entails immersion in our typical daily work; including trainings, presentations, and social events. Interns will be challenged to stretch themselves intellectually, gaining hands-on experience that will foster personal, professional and career development.


48, Awolowo Road, South West Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria.
+23412520795; +234 8139841360; +234 8139841361;
+234 8139841362; +234 8139841363

Afri Investment House,
50 Aguiyi Ironsi Street, Maitama, Abuja

[email protected]

3. Udo Udoma & Bello Osagie



UUBO was founded by Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, as Udo Udoma & Co., in 1983. It has since evolved from its initial focus on oil and gas matters into a fifteen-partner, multi-specialisation full service firm geared to facilitate corporate and commercial business in Nigeria and Africa across its 19 practice areas.

The firm’s corporate practice is supported by a dedicated litigation and alternative dispute resolution team, and also by a company secretarial department, Alsec Nominees Limited, which provides a full range of company secretarial services.

Practice areas:

Our goal is to remain a preferred firm for facilitating corporate and commercial transactions and resolving disputes of every description in the rapidly changing world of Nigerian and African business and finance across our specialisations and practice areas.

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Aviation, Intellectual Property, Banking and Finance, (Mergers, Acquisitions and Restructuring), Business Establishment and Cooperate Immigration, Mining, Capital Markets, Mining, Oil and Gas, Real Estate, Tax, Fintech, Dispute Resolution etc.


If you are interested in applying for an Associate or Senior Associate position with the firm, please submit a typed cover letter, resume or transcript to: [email protected]

If your application meets our current hiring needs, we will contact you to schedule a preliminary interview. We would prefer that as a minimum qualification, applicants should have attained at least a Second Class degree both at University and at Law School, as we feel that this will enable them to assume fully the intellectual challenges of working with the firm.


St Nicholas House, (10th, 12th & 13th Floors),
Catholic Mission Street, Lagos,

T: +234 1 2774920, 2774921, 2774922, 2719811, 2719812, 2719813
E: [email protected]
F: +234 1 4622311

16, Khana Street, D-Line,
Port Harcourt, Rivers State,

T: +234 (0) 9093710785
E: [email protected]
F: +234 1 4622311

Abia House, 2nd Floor,
Plot 979, 1st Avenue,
Off Ahmadu Bello Way,
Cadastral Zone A0,
Central Business District,
Federal Capital Territory Abuja,

T: +234 9 2909151
E: [email protected]
F: +234 1 4622311

4. Olaniwun Ajayi LP



Olaniwun Ajayi has in nearly 60 years distinguished itself as the leading Nigerian commercial law firm. Here, we provide bespoke, client-focused services, and are driven by the need for excellence in all we do.

With a team of over 100 lawyers, including multiple Silks, and a broad range of service offerings across virtually all the sectors of the economy, we are able to assist our clients to navigate the complexities that may arise in their businesses and help achieve desired outcomes.

Practice area:

Over six decades, Olaniwun Ajayi has established a sterling reputation for a wide range of corporate, commercial and contentious work.

Our clients tap from the experience and expertise of our lawyers on complex transactions, high-stakes mergers and acquisitions, capital markets activities, intellectual property rights, regulatory compliance, tax issues, and virtually every other type of legal matter that can impact the modern business or institution.


A career at Olaniwun Ajayi carries a few promises. You will not be bored. You will face problems you haven’t seen before. You’ll meet interesting and friendly people, and you’ll always work in teams. You’ll need to show an exceptional willingness to pitch in to get the job done.

If would like to join our Legal or Business Services team, please send your CV to us at [email protected].


Lagos: The Adunola, Plot L2, 401 Close,
Banana Island, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria.

Abuja: 4th Floor Leadway House Plot 1061, Cadastral Avenue, Central Business District,
Abuja, Nigeria.

Portharcourt: Flat 5, BICS Suites, 25 Herbert Macaulay Street, Old GRA, Port Harcourt,

[email protected]
+234-1-270-2551, 0700-OLANIWUN
[email protected]




ǼLEX is a leading Commercial & Dispute Resolution law firm. We are one of the largest full-service law firms in West Africa with offices in Lagos, Port Harcourt and Abuja in Nigeria and Accra, Ghana.

Practice areas:

We provide legal services involving commercial practice areas that cover a broad spectrum of matters relating to Project Finance, Litigation & Arbitration, Oil & Gas, Agriculture, Capital Market & Securities Law, Power, Tax Law, International Trade Law, Securities Law, Energy & Infrastructure, Banking & Finance Law, Aviation & Maritime Law, Intellectual Property Law, Technology Law, Telecommunications Law, Media & Entertainment and Financial Technology.


We are looking for lawyers with strong academic achievements, confident legal skills and excellent communication skills.

To apply for a position, please click here.

Secondary School and Undergraduate Internship

Considering a career in Law? Our internship programme provides just the right exposure to legal matters, legal research and client advisory that relates to our various practice areas.

To apply, click here.



2nd Floor, Right Wing UPDC Building, 26 Aba Road, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.
Telephone: (+234) 9033150806, 8113332825,
Facsimile: (+234-84) 464516
E-mail: [email protected]


Suite C, Casa Maria, 28 Angola Road, Kuku Hill
P.M.B CT 72, Cantonments, Accra, Ghana
Telephone: (+233-0302) 224846, 224824, 0508 976288, 0508 675958
Email: [email protected]

6. Templars



Templars is a full service law firm with the know-­how to handle the legal needs of clients in Nigeria’s peculiar business environment.

With offices in the cosmopolitan cities of Lagos and Abuja, Templars is strategically placed to offer top quality legal services to our clients in the major economic hubs of the country.

Practice areas:

At Templars, we pride ourselves on our sector strengths which cover diverse areas of the law including Corporate and Commercial, Energy and Natural Resources, Telecommunications, Foreign Investment, Shipping and Maritime, Aviation, Taxation, Commercial Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Project Finance.


We welcome applications from hardworking and self-motivated lawyers who want to be part of a leading law firm.  To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to [email protected].



The Octagon
13A, A. J. Marinho Drive
P.O. Box 72252

Victoria Island
Lagos, Nigeria +234 1 270 3982
+234 1 279 9396

Fax: +234 1 2712 810


Templars6, Usuma CloseOff Gana Street
Abuja FCT, Nigeria

+ 234 9 291 1760

 +234 1 271 2810

[email protected], [email protected]

7. SPA Ajibade & Co



S.P.A. Ajibade & Co. is a leading Corporate and Commercial Law firm based in Nigeria. Established in 1967, it has been at the forefront of developments in commercial practice in Nigeria and has continuously rendered sound technical advice and tailored customer solutions to its local and international partners. To our clients, S.P.A. Ajibade & Co. is a reliable partner and trusted counsel in various transactions and dispute resolution processes. We see our duty to our client as that of not just providing excellent technical advice, but also providing solutions that address and enhance a client’s purpose and business objective.

Practice areas:

Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property & Technology, Corporate Finance & Capital Markets, Corporate Governance & Company Secretarial Services, Real Estate & Succession, Taxation, Privacy & Data Protection, Energy & Natural Resources, Telecommunication.


At S. P. A. Ajibade & Co., we are always interested in talented and motivated professionals who bring fresh ideas and creative solutions.

If you are interested in joining our dynamic team, please submit your application with your resume to [email protected].


We take candidates under the National Youth Service Youth Corps (NYSC) as Trainees.

If you are interested in joining our dynamic team, please submit your application with your resume to [email protected].


Our internship programme is open to secondary school students, undergraduates and graduates who are interested in a career in the legal industry. Interns are introduced to practical aspects of law and law office management.

The internship periods run between one week and eight weeks. Our fixed period for longer-term internships must be undertaken between July – September of each year, whilst short term internships are on a rolling basis throughout the year.


High school students must have completed their first year in senior secondary school (or its equivalent), whilst undergraduates must be in good academic standing. An undergraduate must indicate his/her cumulative grade point average (CGPA) as at the end of his/her last semester.

Interested students or graduates should please submit applications with resumes not exceeding two pages to [email protected].


Lagos Office

Suite 201, SPAACO House,
27A Macarthy Street, Onikan.
P. O. Box 80373, Lafiaji, Lagos.

+234 1 4605091; +234 1 2703009
Fax: +234 1 4605092

[email protected]

Ibadan Office

Top Floor Suite, SPAACO House
138, Liberty Stadium Road
P. O. Box 151 Ibadan.

+234 2 7511717; +234 2 8721711

[email protected]

Abuja Office

Suite A312, Garki Mall
Plot 1580, Damaturu Crescent
Off Kabo Street, Garki II, FCT, Abuja.

 +234 909 481 9809

[email protected]

There you have it! Some of the top law firms in Nigeria. There are more, many more.

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