Founded in 1994 G Elias has become one of Nigeria’s leading business law firms. They have always had an international outlook and have a reputation for, and an outstanding record of, carrying out critical, innovative and complex work to the highest standards of excellence.
They have advised and represented their clients on several of the most significant recent developments in Nigerian business law practice. The firm is full service and advises on corporate, financial, disputes, tax, energy, projects, commerce and "NewEconomy" law work for businesses. They also advise private clients and governmental organizations.
Their corporate work includes mergers and acquisitions, compliance, private equity and employment practices. Banking, capital markets, derivatives and structured products and insolvency law are central elements in their finance practices. Their disputes practices include litigation, arbitration and administrative hearings.
The firm's energy sectors are the oil-and-gas and electric power sectors. The real estate, transport and other infrastructure, construction and mining sectors are at the heart of their projects work and they engage in both traditional commerce and “"new economy"” practices.
Their commerce law work is on trade competition law, raw materials, manufactured goods, cross-border trade, transport and other services. The “NewEconomy” sectors are intellectual property, telecommunications and technology, media and entertainment.
Clients in these practices and sectors are of many nationalities and every size. They range from dominant global multinational enterprises to ambitious, home-grown fledglings, from government-controlled enterprises (they have advised on numerous privatizations) to companies controlled entirely by private sector actors.
The firm maintains complementary contacts in Nigerian business and government circles, and with law firms and lawyers’ organizations based both in and outside Nigeria.
Europe, Middle East, Africa