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Commercial disputes around the world are becoming more difficult to navigate. Expanding international businesses, changing regulatory requirements, increasing corporate scrutiny and complex cross-border transactions are among the drivers. Regardless of origin of the disputes, the risks can be high, with a potential global impact. Organizations and individuals continually look to proactively reduce their risk and to achieve this, experience is paramount.

Our Firm represents its clients in all stages of domestic and international litigation, in established and emerging markets. Our integrated practice structure provides clients with strong support, regardless of who they are, or their location.

Litigators across our Firm have represented clients before all types of trial, appellate, regulatory and alternative dispute resolution tribunals/courts around the world. We are also well known for our strength in class actions.

From the onset of a dispute through to resolution, we help our clients make well-informed decisions and they trust us to guide them through their most significant litigation challenges. Our experience in contentious matters, technical capabilities and strong geographic coverage gives us the insight to advise them through the complex court matters.

Risk management and compliance is key to avoiding disruptive, large-scale litigation. We help our clients implement measures to ensure that, wherever possible, they do not become embroiled in disputes. If a dispute arises, we ensure that they are equipped with the resources, experience and knowledge to reach a prompt and successful resolution.


The Firm has a very strong Asset recovery team which renders quality advice and opinion to a large clientele base in the banking and finance industries. We offer a range of asset recovery services to financial, commercial, industrial and individual clients. We have acted and have gained formidable experience by acting as liquidators; Receivers and Trustees. We also develop and implement investigative and recovery models to meet our client’s needs. These include multijurisdictional strategies where several jurisdictions are involved.

Furthermore, the Firm has developed a result-orientated approach to asset recovery, utilizing a combination of strategies. A good number of banks and other financial/commercial institutions have benefited immensely from our excellent track record on asset recovery and ancillary matters.

We are currently making remarkable progress in recovering assets for a good number of Nigeria’s foremost financial institutions.

The value of assets recovered by the Firm to date is in excess of Billions of Naira.

The Firm places a high premium on defining and protecting clients’ interest in designing appropriate legal measures to meet the peculiar need.


The most successful transactions are built on proficient coordination of knowledgeable resources, while minimizing risk and maximizing profits. At the Firm, we conduct value-added due diligence, regardless of whether we are representing buyers, sellers or lenders. We offer comprehensive due diligence advice and hands-on support in assessing opportunities and risks.

We are agile and quick-footed in helping clients forge a way through the most complex of transactions and assemble wherever needed, very competent and diverse team of experts to work with our clients throughout the transaction’s life cycle, from initial due diligence through post-due diligence implementation. Our clients benefit from our ability to streamline various aspects of their needs to ensure successful outcome.

Our goals are to ensure that our clients close deals; manage and optimize risks; deliver value to owners and meet the client’s overall corporate objectives.


The Nigerian real estate industry being quite dynamic requires practitioners who are aware of the latest market trends with a deep understanding and knowledge of commercial drivers, financing structures and related areas such as construction, tax and procurement. Market know-how is extremely important, as is clear, experienced specialist advice on intricate and technically complex legal issues.

Our highly regarded multi- disciplinary real estate team specializes in offering critical intelligence that complements our respective clients. Our strength is reflected in our diversity and vibrancy.

We provide comprehensive logical solutions allowing clients to speedily size-up and seize opportunities. With dedicated planning, finance, tax, construction and dispute specialists as part of the team, we are able to ensure that our clients realizes the most value possible from their assets.

The Firm’s practice in this area is ably marshaled by one of our partners who has over 20 years’ experience in real estate transactions.


M.J. Onigbanjo & Co has made a success of the use of Arbitration in dispute resolution in Nigeria. Our experience range from simple to complex arbitration matters, both locally and internationally.

Led by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and other Associates who have considerable experience in arbitration. Our experience was gained working on behalf of a range of clients in the private and public sectors. The Firm’s highly sort after Arbitration team focuses its attention on ensuring that disputes referred to us are resolved speedily and cost-effectively through arbitration. We offer a full spectrum of arbitration-related services to both international and domestic parties.

Our expertise covers a very broad spectrum of arbitration related services. From the drafting of tailored arbitration clauses, consultation and representation throughout the pre-arbitral process including adjudication, mediation and other alternative dispute resolution (ADR) proceedings, representation in institutional and ad-hoc proceedings, as well as support and representation in national court proceedings concerning the enforcement or challenging of arbitral awards. Our Arbitration team is constantly active in the practice of arbitration both internationally and in Nigeria, either as counsel or arbitrators.

The Firm has also successfully recovered Billions of Naira in Arbitration awards and has represented clients before several arbitration bodies.