Fides. Competentia. Integritas.

About Fides

Fides is a full service law firm with refreshing perspectives driven by competence and integrity. We are strategically located in the heart of the Lagos commercial hub with a focus on the West African sub-region.

Our Firm is a shared vision of four lawyers who have practised law at some of the leading law firms in Nigeria with a mission to provide truly innovative legal solutions while remaining steadfast to the time-honoured values that have ennobled the legal profession.

At Fides, our approach to providing legal solutions to clients is not simply a distinct academic pursuit but serves as a key component of their business strategy and decision-making process. Our goal is to assist businesses and individuals operating in Nigeria and the West African sub-region in safely navigating the web of legal and regulatory considerations and to better anticipate and maximise opportunities.

Our Firm’s partners and senior lawyers have received local and international recognition for expertise in their different areas of specialisation with listings and recommendations in global legal directories such as IFLR 1000 and Chambers.

The clients that we service include some of Nigeria’s leading banks, oil and gas exploration companies, listed public companies, government agencies service providers and international businesses operating in Nigeria.


Our Expertise

Fides distinguishes itself from other law firms by providing clients with the personal attention and expertise of senior lawyers that are experienced in the relevant areas of practice. Our approach to providing our clients with legal advice is innovative and structured to deliver functional, business savvy legal support that is firmly rooted in a thorough understanding of the applicable legal issues.

We adopt a flexible and result oriented approach to billing. Our fees are reflective of the level of expertise and value that we bring to every transaction. We are nevertheless competitive, willing to adopt risk-sharing remuneration and offer flexible billing structures that are negotiated and structured to suit each transaction.

Mergers, Acquisitions & Corporate Restructuring
We have experience advising on various types of M&A transactions including regulation-driven acquisitions and disposals in the financial services sector as well as strategic mergers and acquisitions in other sectors. We also have experience advising private equity and other funds with investments and exits from their targets.

Banking and Finance
Our partners have a wide range of experience advising various types of lenders, borrowers and parties involved in different forms of raising capital. We have dealt with some of the largest and most innovative financing structures, covering many industries locally and across the sub-region.

Dispute Resolution
We focus on resolving disputes whether by litigation across all levels of the state and federal courts in Nigeria or by arbitration of commercial disputes with the ability to handle proceedings in multiple fora or jurisdictions.

Our lawyers are some of the most experienced and resourceful litigators in Nigeria with the knack for dealing with our clients’ interests with creativity, efficiency and practical solutions. They have successfully argued cases at various specialist courts and panels as well as the appeal and Supreme Court.

Our arbitration team understands the sensitivity of most disputes arising from commercial transactions and therefore takes preventive approaches to disputes with the ultimate aim of safeguarding business relationships going forward.
We possess the requisite expertise to render cutting edge arbitration service to our clients with the understanding that companies increasingly rely on arbitration as the preferred method of dispute resolution.

Commercial Advisory
We have a team of lawyers with extensive experience in business-to-business and consumer-to-business issues related to business formation, contracts, tax, labour and employment, corporate governance and real estate related matters.

Oil and Gas
Members of our oil and gas team have acted on some of the largest asset acquisitions in the Nigerian oil and gas industry. Clients have found our experience with the relevant regulations and practices advantageous in navigating the intricacies of legal and regulatory compliance as well as structuring and delivering transactions.

Power and Infrastructure
Our focus on power and other infrastructure projects comes with market-leading experience with some of the industry-defining transactions in the emerging Nigerian electricity supply industry.
We have first-hand experience with negotiating key industry documents including Power Purchase, Gas Supply, Grid Connection, EPC, Operations and Maintenance and other Agreements. We also have developed ahead of the rest of the market, a compliance matrix for players in the emerging industry.

Compliance and Risk Management
The areas of expertise for our team are businesses looking to establish or expand their ethical culture as well as multi-jurisdictional organisations seeking to ensure compliance with the U.S Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the U.K Bribery Act and other international anti- corruption treaties. We offer assistance with developing and rolling-out compliance manuals, undertaking investigations and reviewing practices.

Intellectual Property
Our intellectual property practice undertakes the registration and protection of trademarks, patents, copyrights and other intellectual property rights. We assist businesses and individuals in the creative industries in ensuring maximum protection for their intellectual property as well as preventing exposure to liability to other intellectual property owners.


We look forward to hearing from you.

Address: 248B Muri Okunola St, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. 101243
Phone:+(234) 1 2778995-7
Fax+(234) 1 2778998