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Introduction to Obafemi Awolowo & Co

Obafemi Awolowo & Co is a pro-active full service law firm dedicated to the provision of quality service of international standard in an efficient time and cost efficient manner for the solution of clients’ problems. We have developed a synergy between our in house counsel, external consultants and overseas affiliates which allows us to respond quickly and effectively to any issues that may arise as a result of our clients’ business endeavours.


Founded in 1946, we have over half a century’s experience of providing bespoke legal and innovative solutions to meet the needs of each individual client that we work for. We continually strive to develop a close professional relationship with our clients and gain a full understanding of their personal and professional goals enabling us to structure our solutions to their legal problems in the manner best suited to the achievement of their objectives. We have developed and pride ourselves on an orientation to the provision of responsive problem solving. Nigeria has changed much in the years since our founding. Opportunities have opened up in the Oil and Gas, Energy and Telecommunications industries. Some of the key developments in the next few years will occur in the petroleum sector, which is entering a new era of refocusing on the delivery of value added services such as the opening of the refining space to medium scale refining projects; greater focus on the utilization of natural gas and development projects.

Farming transportation and infrastructure projects will receive greater attention with the attendant enlargement of the private public sector participation space. Opportunities continue to exist in the Power Mining, shipping and Aviation sectors . The increased awareness of the need for clean forms of energy and the reduction of global carbon emissions also creates its own dynamic the rise of demand for solar and photovoltaic energy creates an opportunity for the canny and astute investor. These opportunities will follow the global standard for legal service delivery; clients are demanding for capacities and structures that can adequately support complex transactions. The complex arrangements, which the new opportunities will generate, will task the limited resources and competencies of most law firms in Nigeria as they are presently structured.


The current need for clients is for advice which reflects that way they do business, crossing borders and practice areas. Equally important to clients is guaranteed contact with a particular partner who understands their long- term aims and can construct a corresponding legal strategy.

Obafemi Awolowo & Co Is a dynamic law firm dedicated to anticipating client concerns providing excellent service in an effective and cost-sensitive manner in solving client’s problems. Our unique internal structures ensure that the relationship between our individual lawyers is excellent, which is to the advantage of our clients. By playing close attention to the interplay between clients’ legal problems and their business and personal goals, Obafemi Awolowo & Co has set out to build long lasting professional relationships and develop an international network of business resources.

Our offices have historically been situate at No. 33a Park Lane Apapa Lagos. However in response to the present day realities of the Apapa Port Gridlock we have relocated our main business office to Mulliner Towers 39 Alfred Rewane Road in Ikoyi Lagos the premier business and residential district of Nigeria. This is to enable quick and convenient access to us by our clients
and is entirely in keeping with our firm ethos which is always to put our
clients’ first.


What our clients have to say.

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“This is the first time I have engaged Obafemi Awolowo and Co and found them to be absolutely amazing when dealing with me. Very Quick, Polite and Professional. Amazing Service!”

Kelvin C | Director of IT, Kastech

We have used Obafemi Awolowo and Co for several years now. As a small and growing business, we have had a variety of requirements which have included employment contracts as well as supplier and customer agreements. Time and time again they have provided legal advice that they have explained clearly and have indicated where we can make a commercial call speeding up negotiations.

Otumbo Hillary | Client

Who said you cant get a better service and this will be value for money and I can honestly say it’s one of the best decisions I have made. I will work with Obafemi Awolowo and Co over and over again.

Jennifer Awolowo | Business Owner

Before working with Obafemi Awolowo and Co, my experience with law firms had lacked collaboration. I felt like I was just another client, being fed off the shelf solutions that didn’t fit my needs.. but with this, its my last bus stop

Matthew Jude | Client

The team are amazing and they have depth, strength and a great network in many areas of the legal system which I am very thankful for. If I need a response at short notice the turnaround time has been great! I hope to work with a Obafemi Awolowo and Co for many years to come!

Anita Christian | Attorney

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