Goldsmiths Solicitors joins IR as the exclusive Commercial Law Member in Nigeria.
Published 16 May, 2016
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Colin Egemonye is the Managing Partner of Goldsmiths Solicitors and heads the firm’s Oil and Gas and Intellectual Property Practice Groups. He is also an integral part of our corporate/commercial law, energy and projects Practice Groups.
Colin is a dual qualified Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1993 and enrolled on the Roll of Solicitors in England and Wales in 1998. He lived and practiced for many years as a Solicitor in London before relocating to Nigeria to head Goldsmiths Solicitors. He graduated with an LL.B (Hons.) law degree from the University of Nigeria and attended the College of Law (now University of Law) Bloomsbury, London for his Law Society of England and Wales qualifying exams. He has an Executive Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the Middlesex University Business School, London and also attended the prestigious United Nations University Tokyo, Japan, where he undertook the United Nations International Courses on Environment and Sustainable Development.
Colin’s has been involved in many ground breaking deals in various jurisdictions and his professional experience includes but by no means limited to acting as lead counsel to the transaction advisory team on the $1bn 167 km Lagos/Ibadan Express Road Expansion Project. He was part of the lenders due diligence team in a $750 million Category A Greenfield Cement plant in Nigeria. Acting as part of a team of international consultants, he was engaged in a $20 billion Liquefied Natural Gas Project in Nigeria. He also acted as a consultant on the £1.4 billion, Kosovo East-West High Way, connecting Pristina, Kosovo to the rest of the country and the $450 million Chiansi Irrigation Project, Lusaka, Zambia.
- Oil and Gas
- Intellectual Property
- Natural Resources
Goldsmiths Solicitors is a modern full service law firm based in Lagos the commercial nerve centre of Nigeria.
We are passionate about offering all our clients first class professional services grounded in commercial realities. Our service is built around the delivery of clear, pragmatic, accurate and commercially aligned advice. We listen to our clients and develop long-term value-adding relationships. Our clients benefit from our thorough understanding of the business environment in which they operate and the challenges they face.
We are proud of our excellent reputation gained over many years of providing first class legal services to a wide variety of clients. With lawyers from diverse international educational and professional backgrounds, we have developed a reputation as ‘the firm to instruct’ in Nigeria and beyond. We are committed to meeting and exceeding our clients’ needs and high expectations. We continue to build on this reputation through the delivery of effective and result-driven service for the benefit of our clients.
Our founding partners are all dual UK/Nigerian qualified solicitors, have lived and practiced in both jurisdictions for many years and have assisted clients in multi-jurisdictional transactions across the globe. These cross-legal qualifications and experience place us in a very unique position to give our diverse clients unparalleled advice drawing from our many years of international and world class exposure.
With continued investment in the very best staff and modern technology, you can be assured that by instructing us you will receive the best possible legal advice to meet your needs.
We only succeed when our clients succeed.
Our Core Values
- High ethical standards
- Tradition of excellence
- Integrity and professionalism
- Human capital development
Our pan-African Reach
Our outlook is very much pan-African and we are able to assist our clients wherever they do business on the African continent. Strategic alliance with leading local law firms across the continent means that we are able to provide fast and efficient service to our clients, using local resources. That is why we are continuing to build and develop the network of associate law firms we work with in many countries. Clients are increasingly relying on us as their one-stop providers of legal services across Sub-Saharan Africa.
Our lawyers have been involved in transactions in many African countries including Nigeria, Cameroun, Ghana, South Africa, Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya, Gambia, Equatorial Guinea, Angola and non-African countries including United Kingdom, United States, India, China and Kosovo.