G Elias & Co

Nigeria

Reviews

Practice area

IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate

G Elias & Co is a member of the Africa Legal Network. Its strongest areas are banking, capital markets and M&A.

In banking, the firm advised arrangers, lenders, and borrowers in acquisition financings, term loan facilities and refinancing in the oil and gas, finance and energy sectors, acting for the likes of Citibank Nigeria and AMNI International Petroleum Development Company.

In capital markets, the firm worked for trustees, issuers and underwriters. Debt issues was a focus, advising on note programmes and bond issuances. On the equity side, the firm advised in IPOs and capital increases but the transactions are confidential. Highlight deals include advising C & I Leasing on its bond issuance programme, and work for Tower Funding on the restructuring of its medium term note programme. 

The M&A team has been active in the food, oil and gas, infrastructure and finance sectors, working for buyers and sellers, though most of its work highlights are confidential.

In projects, the firm worked for sponsors, borrowers, and project companies in the infrastructure, oil and gas, real estate and energy sectors. Key clients include Ossiomo Power and Infrastructure Company, Ossiomo Offsites & Utility Company, African Capital Alliance, General Electric International Operations, Kaizen Properties and El Alan Group.

Client feedback

“An excellent law firm. Dr Elias' advice is always on-point. Their turn-around time is particularly impressive. Industry knowledge and international network are also major plusses.”-Restructuring and insolvency

“Extremely knowledgeable and helpful.”- M&A and private equity

“G Elias & Co is very technical and professional. They are responsive and specialised in corporate finance transactions. One way the firm could improve is to suggest other solutions that may be applicable in a transaction - it does not have to be the way of the client at all times.” – Banking and finance, capital markets

“Great response time. Available for meetings at short notice. Very dynamic, practical and solution driven. Always willing to find a solution, including trying new things which Nigerian law may not cater for.” – Project development

“The firm of G Elias & Co has some of the best minds in the legal profession in Nigeria & Africa. The quality of legal services is very outstanding and has supported our business in a very responsive manner.” – Banking and finance, and restructuring and insolvency

“The firm provides incisive advice on issues material to the deal.” – Banking and project finance

“Very strong corporate finance practice. Strong technical skills. Highly responsive.” – Project finance and development

Gbolahan Elias

"He makes it all seem so easy."

"Excellent and world-class service by any standard."

"Strong technical skills. Highly innovative. Very responsive to client requirements."

"He is astounding, cordial and intelligent. He has a solution for every issue."

Oluwatoyin Nathaniel

"She is detailed, quick and most importantly, available."

Segun Omoregie

"Very hands-on. He is a partner and he provides the necessary leadership to the deal with the team."

Fred Onuobia

"Knowledgeable, accessible, and very helpful."

Lynda Chinweokwu

"Good understanding of the industry and practice area. Sound technical knowledge and very good response time."