Public Governance

Nigeria’s democracy, while younger than many, is growing and gaining strength; it must be safeguarded. Leading this country means grasping its limitless potential—the natural resources, the position of strength on the continent, and the hearts and minds of the Nigerian people—and continually turning that potential into achievement. 

It is our privilege to provide legal guidance and support to those who take on the leadership task.


Who We Serve and Why

Our public governance team has always been devoted to growing Nigeria’s presence on the African and global stages. As such, we have spent decades cultivating an exceptional reputation for advising federal, state and local government leaders. Our clients also include regulatory agencies, ministries, political parties and individual candidates.

The foundation of our commitment to public law stems from the experiences of firm founder Wole Olanipekun, SAN, OFR, who once served as Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice for Ondo State. His real-world governmental experience informs our public governance practice and keeps us focused on providing the kind of practical advice and principled guidance today’s leaders need to be successful.

How We Help

With a passionate team of lawyers dedicated to Nigeria’s future, we are equipped to serve the legal and policy needs of all governmental actors mentioned above. Services we provide include, but are not limited to:

  • Administrative and Public Law: We have expertise on issues ranging from rulemaking and regulatory affairs and development of public/private partnerships to permitting, authorisation and contractual matters. We also engage in public law litigation and general dispute resolution for our public clients. Finally, in addition to government actors, we also advise utilities, civil societies and corporations in need of guidance on regulatory matters and other issues.


  • Policy Advisory: Our lawyers provide thorough research, analysis and recommendations on issues facing leaders. We also prepare policy submissions, collaborate in the drafting of legislation, and advise authorities involved in enforcement actions.  Our team also counsels representatives of foreign nations and international businesses seeking to understand opportunities in Nigeria.


  • Election Disputes: With offices in the nation’s capital, Abuja, and the major city of Lagos, we are at the epicenter of Nigeria’s democracy. When electoral conflicts arise, as they do in all democracies, our team has the legal and public relations skill to handle them. We have successfully handled contested elections, allegations of impropriety, alleged voter suppression and other types of disputes.
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