We are pleased to announce that Dr. Adesegun Akin-Olugbade has joined ǼLEX as International Counsel. He joins the firm after more than 30 years of working in the legal profession and financial services sector. Previously, Dr. Akin-Olugbade was General Counsel of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), and was a pioneer member of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and the Africa Finance Corporation.

Dr. Akin-Olugbade is a leading international finance expert who combines the highest academic qualifications and professional distinction with excellent legal skills and corporate governance expertise. Additionally, he has been on the Boards of multinational corporations. He is an accomplished multilingual and multi-skilled leader who is passionate about the socio-economic development of Africa. He is an alumnus of pre-eminent law schools and of several Executive Management programmes, including the Wharton CEO Academy, IMD Executive Management Programme and HEC (Montreal) Management Development Program (MDP).

ǼLEX is a full service law firm and provides:

  • Corporate and Commercial legal services, which include contractual, transactional, regulatory and policy matters.
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution services in the corporate and commercial arena as well as for private clients.

ǼLEX was established in 2004 through the merger of the practice of a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and three other leading commercial law firms in Nigeria.

The merger established one of the largest most diversified law practices in West Africa.