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 advising on local and cross border investments. It is strong across banking, capital markets and M&A.

In banking the firm advised both lenders and borrowers on the provision of securities, term loan facilities and refinancings in the in oil and gas and real estate sectors acting for the likes of ICBC Standard Bank and First Bank of Nigeria.

The capital markets team acted on both equity and debt issues advising on IPOs, private placements and bond programmes in the telecoms, insurance and oil and gas sectors. Highlight deals include advising the coordinators on the IPO of MTN Nigeria and work for Flour Mills of Nigeria on its bond issue.

In the M&A space the firm advised on deals in the education, agriculture and telecom sectors including advising Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria on the sale of AMCON.

Client feedback

“Excellent firm, very pragmatic and solution oriented.” – Corporate

“The firm has always been professional in its delivery of legal services.” – M&A

Gbolahan Elias

“Gbolahan is an excellent lawyer, who provides comfort to sponsors and lenders, he is extremely knowledgeable, pragmatic and solution oriented.”

Fred Onuobia

“Excellent and easily accessible.”