About Us

Delivering cutting edge legal services

The ǼLEX International Trade Team is well-positioned to meet the increasing demands for advisory services by our clients seeking to understand global, continental and regional trade, with a view to enabling and easing the conduct of business in an ever-changing environment.

With a crop of young and enthusiastic lawyers, some of whom have had formal training and direct exposure to international trade issues as well as those trained in disciplines relevant to investment and commercial issues of a multi-country and cross-border nature, we are committed to assisting with the growth and expansion of trade in general and particularly, in Africa.

To support our clients, the ǼLEX International Trade Team deploys:

  • An understanding of how trade agreements are conceived, negotiated and operated;
  • Knowledge of regional and continental arrangements which will underpin the implementation of existing and new trade agreements like the AfCFTA;
  • Working relationships with government institutions and agencies involved in policy formulation and regulation;
  • Active links and collaboration arrangements with government agencies charged with the roll-out of trade arrangements;
  • An understanding of the economic landscape of Africa; and
  • Professional relationships with international institutions and law firm peers in mature jurisdictions with expertise on WTO structures, rules and procedures.

Our areas of coverage include:

  • General International Trade
  • Trade in Goods
  • Trade in Services
  • Rules of Origin
  • Investment
  • E-commerce
  • Technology
  • Transportation and Logistics
  • Customs Cooperation
  • Mutual Administration Assistance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Competition
  • Dispute Resolution

Meet Our Team

Soji Awogbade, FEI

Soji Awogbade is the Practice Lead, International Trade and Energy & Natural Resources Practice Groups.

Dr. Adesegun A. Akin-Olugbade, OON

Dr. Adesegun Akin-Olugbade, International Counsel at ǼLEX, is a member of the World Trade Board.

Rebecca Ebokpo

is a Senior Associate in the firm’s international trade, regulatory compliance, ...

Florence Bola-Balogun

Florence is an Associate in the firm’s Corporate/Commercial, Banking and...

Akorede Adelupe

Akorede is an Associate in the firm’s Dispute Resolution, Labour and...

Naomi Ekop

Naomi is an Associate in the Firm’s International Trade, Banking and...

Faith Oyewale

Faith Oyewale is an Associate in the firm’s Dispute Resolution, International Trade, and...

Khadijat Akewushola

Khadijat is an Associate in the Firm’s International Trade, Intellectual Property, Tax...

Oluwapelumi C. Omoniyi

Oluwapelumi C. Omoniyi is a budding international trade lawyer specializing...

Olaoluwa Ogunrinde

Olaoluwa Ogunrinde is a member of the Trade in Goods, Dispute Settlement...

Rapheal Efe Irenen

Rapheal Efe Irenen is an Associate in the firm’s International trade...

Contact Us

4th Floor, Marble House
1, Kingsway Road, Falomo
P. O. Box 52901, Ikoyi Lagos, Nigeria
Telephone: (+234 1) 2793367; 2793368, 4736296, 4617321-3;
Facsimile: (+234 1) 2692072; 4617092
E-mail: internationaltrade@aelex.com

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