G. Elias & Co. was founded in 1994. Since then, it has become one of Nigeria’s leading business law firms. It has an international outlook and an outstanding record handling critical, innovative and complex work to the highest standards. The firm has played a part in several of the most significant recent developments in Nigerian business law practice, particularly in the fields of sales of businesses, infrastructure financing denominated in hard currencies and tax and securities law disputes.


We have a reputation for, and an outstanding record of, carrying out critical, innovative and complex work to the highest standards. The firm offers a wide range of services to business enterprises in both the private and public sectors, including transactional support, advisory work, regulatory work, litigation and arbitration. In each of these areas the firm handles corporate, financial, commercial (including shipping and petroleum), taxation, intellectual property, telecommunications and information technology law assignments.

Client Base

Traditionally, the firm’s diverse clients have included upstream oil companies, financial institutions, producers of branded consumer goods and services, and information technology and telecommunications companies. More recently, both the Nigerian economy generally and the firm lists have seen significant growth in the number of local, regional and global participants in the power, transport, real estate development and food products sectors. Our clients range from foremost global multinational enterprises to a number of ambitious, home-grown fledglings.