G Elias & Co



Practice area

IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate

G Elias & Co is a member of the Africa Legal Network and is known for work in the banking, capital markets and M&A practice areas.

In the banking area the firm recently worked for lenders and borrowers on syndicated loan facilities, project financings and refinancing deals. 

In the capital markets the firm was busy working for issuers and trustees on bond issues and commercial paper issues. It also worked for the underwriting banks on a telecommunications company IPO and issuers on a rights issues and a capital increase.

In M&A the firm acted for acquirers, sellers and joint venture partners on deals in the cement, ports, food, financial services and energy sectors.

The firm represented developers, sponsors and contractors on the development of oil and gas, infrastructure and power projects.

Recent Deal Data highlights

•Africa Finance Corporation $25 million acquisition of 50% in Infracredit

•Bank of Industry $750 million loan facility

•Cement Company of Northern Nigeria / Kalambaina Cement Company merger

•Dangote Industries $650 million loan facility

•Ecobank $277 million bond programme

•Kellogg $420 million acquisition of 50% stake in Dufil Prima

•Nigeria Mortgage Refinance Company $1.22 billion bond issue

•OML 83 and 85 $724 million financing


Client feedback

"The firm's outstanding understanding of legal issues and the knowledge of the Nigerian market makes a big difference." – Banking

"They performed excellently well. Their approach to work is commendable and also provided accurate professional advice to see the success of the transaction." - Capital markets: Debt

"The work approach is very commendable. Appropriate advice was provided and in good time. A knowledgeable understanding of the industry."  - Capital markets: Debt

"Excellent. Good attention to details, very responsive and has extensive knowledge of the Nigerian power sector." Capital markets: Structured finance and securitisation 

"The firm performed to a high standard. Main strength: provided timely advice and documentation for the transaction." - M&A

"Excellent. Knowledgeable, attentive and responsive. Nothing to improve. This firm stands out head and shoulders above its peers." - Private equity

"Very good in drafting the document, in allocating the risks and in advising us in the discussions with the borrower. Excellent value for money.  Sometimes we have found them a bit slow." - Project finance

Fred Onuobia

"Fred has a thorough understanding of the Nigerian market and maintains focus even on the smallest details."

G Elias

"Excellent. Very good legal and technical knowledge and very good attention to detail."

Nosakhare Aguebor

"Nosa is a good listener and pays good attention to the details and needs of his client. He has a good understanding of the industry and how it is regulated, giving a better advantage to advice properly."

Okechukwu Okoro

"Extremely available, excellent legal and communication skills and very good negotiator."

Ukamaka Okoli

"Strengths: very thorough, meets deadlines, very accessible, and gives quality advice."