AI Magazine Issue 10 2018

12 Acquisition International - Issue 10 2018 ALP (Africa Law Practice) is a SGRB (SHASORE GIWA-OSAGIE RIMI BADEJO-OKUSANYA) firm, which was established as a result of a carefully cultivated 25-year vision. Having awarded the practice Best in Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution – Nigeria in our prestigious 2018 Global Excellence Awards we profile it to find out more and explore how it came to win this exceptional accolade thanks to its innovative approach to legal services. ince its inception in 2017 ALP has been providing its clients with the benefit of its wealth of knowledge and expertise. As increased investment and rapid private sector growth in Africa transformed its economies, the need for home-grown, regionally-oriented and excellent quality legal services became imperative. This has led to the establishment of ALP, a Nigeria- based, Africa business-focused firm that delivers the very best of African legal and advisory services. The practice’s partners have over 100 years of combined experience in legal and business advisory services in Nigeria and internationally. Additionally, ALP’s significant experience in the public sector and government relations gives it an advantage in helping its clients navigate Nigeria’s sometimes complex regulatory and public-sector landscape. Thanks to its vast expertise, ALP is able to deliver solution-driven services which local expertise and regional connections help provide. The team work in partnership with their clients to understand their needs and ensure they provide them with solution-driven results. The Partners have first- hand experience of being the ‘client’, of setting-up, operating and growing businesses in Nigeria and beyond, so are well placed to truly understand and anticipate ALP’s clients’ needs and support them to the best of their abilities. Today, ALP has the pleasure of effectively representing as well as providing legal and business advisory services to a wide range of institutional clients from the private and public sector which includes multinationals, high-growth SME’s. It also strives to consistently demonstrate its ability to relate to and significantly help its entrepreneurial, business based and Private clients meet their business goals and objectives, including optimising Company: Africa Law Practice Contact: Tosin Shonubi Address: 15 Military Street, Onikan, Lagos, Nigeria Phone: 00 234 1 700 257 7 Website: Legal Support Based on a Vision 25 Years in theMaking S 1809AI31 and protecting their business and personal assets and investments; as well as implementing innovative regulatory and public policy. Many of ALP’s clients now have opportunities which take them outside of Nigeria and into other African markets and beyond; And as such the firms objective is to provide diligent, informed support to Nigerian, African and foreign-based companies seeking to drive business in the African marketplace. The team is ready to support any legal and business priorities of such clients throughout the process. Seeking to offer a fully-rounded service, ALP does not just focus on providing solutions its clients’ legal issues. Instead, the team work in partnership with their clients and deepen their relationships with them, with the ultimate aim of becoming their ‘go- to’ trusted adviser. The firm’s range of experiences and expertise allows it to offer so much more than just legal advice; ALP can provide help with developing business strategies and with identifying and developing opportunities that add real value to its clients’ businesses. Offering peace of mind and cutting-edge support for clients, ALP is associated with ALP International (Mauritius) Ltd and with partner law offices in Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia, so that it can provide accurate advice and service to clients seeking cross-border support or wider-reaching legal insight. Ultimately, ALP can be described as Nigeria’s first truly African law firm. Afrocentric and client-centric, the firm represents the future of legal practice in Africa, and looks forward to many years of continued success. “ALP is able to deliver solution-driven services which only local expertise and regional connections can provide. The team work in partnership with their clients to understand their needs and ensure they provide them with business-driven results.”