Lex Fori Partners is a well-established law firm that has been serving clients in Nigeria since its inception in November 1981. The firm was founded by Chief Assam E. Assam, SAN, Imo Inyang, and Inyang Inyang with a vision of providing exceptional legal services to clients in need.

Initially, Lex Fori Partners started as a core litigation firm based in Calabar, serving both corporate and individual clients. However, as the firm grew, it diversified its areas of practice and expanded its operations to other regions in Nigeria. Today, Lex Fori Partners is a full-service law firm with specialized lawyers in various fields of practice, including corporate law, banking and finance, financial crime, real estate, intellectual property, energy, and environmental law.

With its commitment to excellence, professionalism, and client satisfaction, Lex Fori Partners has become one of the most reputable law firms in Nigeria. Over the years, the firm has built a strong reputation for its legal expertise, dedication to clients, and exceptional service delivery. As a result, the firm has grown its client base to include leading domestic and international corporations, financial institutions, government agencies, and high-net-worth individuals.

Lex Fori Partners currently operates three functional offices located in Calabar, Eket, and Uyo to better serve its growing client base across the region. The firm’s lawyers are experienced and knowledgeable in their respective fields, and they are dedicated to providing innovative and practical legal solutions to their clients’ complex legal issues.

Our vision at Lex Fori is to become synonymous with excellence in delivering exceptional legal services across a broad range of practice areas. Through our unwavering commitment to professionalism, innovation, and client satisfaction, we aim to be the preferred legal partner for corporations, financial institutions, government agencies, and high-net-worth individuals in Nigeria and beyond.

Our mission at Lex Fori is to cultivate an outstanding workforce and foster an inclusive environment that enables everyone to thrive. Our leadership is dedicated to managing our commitment to diversity and inclusion, and creating a culture that promotes opportunities for all. We are driven to understand the unique needs of our clients, their businesses, and industries, and to provide exceptional, responsive, and innovative legal services that exceed their expectations.

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 Our corporate practice focuses on providing practical and strategic legal advice to companies across a range of industries. Our lawyers have extensive experience in company formation, M&A transactions, corporate governance, and commercial agreements.

Financial Crime

Our financial crime practice is dedicated to helping clients navigate the complex legal landscape related to financial crimes. We provide advice and representation in areas such as money laundering, fraud, bribery, corruption, and cybercrime.

Oil and Gas

With Nigeria being a major player in the oil and gas industry, our oil and gas practice provides comprehensive legal services to companies in the sector. We advise on exploration and production, regulatory compliance, environmental issues, and dispute resolution.

Election Petition

Our election petition practice specializes in advising and representing clients in election-related disputes. We have extensive experience in election petitions, electoral reform, and political campaign financing.

Litigation etc.

Our litigation practice provides representation in civil and commercial litigation matters, including contract disputes, debt recovery, arbitration, and dispute resolution. Our team of lawyers is committed to protecting our clients’ interests and achieving the best possible outcomes.

We Will Fight To Protect Your Legal Rights Under The Law

Our Practices

  • AML/CFT reporting & compliance
  • Capital Markets
  • Competition & Antitrust
  • Corporate Services
  • Capital Markets
  • Employment, Immigration and Incentives
  • Energy and Natural Resources
  • Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG)
  • Financial Institution Advisory
  • Financial Restructuring
  • Governance, Risk and Compliance
  • Infrastructure Finance and PPP
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Trade
  • Litigation, Dispute resolution and Risk Management
  • Maritime
  • Merger and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Privatization and Public Procurement
  • Real Estate
  • Reporting and Whistle Blowing
  • Tax
  • Telecommunication, Media, Entertainment and Technology
  • White Collar and Business Crime Investigations
  • Venture Technology and Emerging Growth Company

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