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Fidelis is a Partner with G. Elias & Co. in Lagos, Nigeria. He is a member of the Nigeria Bar Association and holds an LLB from Ambrose Alli University in Nigeria. His practice covers litigation and taxation.
- 2005 Barrister-at-Law (B.L, Second Class Honours: Upper Division), Nigerian Law School
- 2004 Bachelor of Laws (LL. B, Second Class Honours: Upper Division), Ambrose Alli University, Nigeria
- 2016 – Date, Partner, G. Elias & Co.
- 2014 – 2016, Senior Associate, G. Elias & Co.
- 2006 – 2014, Associate, G. Elias & Co.
MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
- Nigerian Bar Association
- Chartered Institutes of Arbitrators, UK
- London Court of International Arbitration
- Lagos Court of Arbitration
- Chartered Institute of Taxation, Nigeria
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
- Dispute Resolution
- Intellectual Property
We were founded in 1994. Challenging corporate finance litigation and transactions – especially mergers and acquisitions, capital markets work and structured lending – have always and will always have a central place in our repertoire.
We have become one of Nigeria’s leading business law firms. We have always had an international outlook. We have a reputation for, and an outstanding record of, carrying out critical, innovative and complex work to the highest standards.
We have advised and represented our clients on several of the most significant recent developments in Nigerian business law practice, particularly in the fields of sales of businesses, infrastructure financings denominated in hard currencies and tax and securities law disputes.
We are organized as seven practice skill groups operating across eight sectors of the economy. The practice groups are: dispute resolution; corporate (including mergers and acquisitions and private equity); banking; capital markets; tax; intellectual property; and employment.
The eight sectors are: financial services, oil-and-gas; electric power; telecommunications, media and technology; agribusiness, food and healthcare; trade and industry; transport and logistics; and construction and real estate (“fast moving consumer goods” occur in several of these sectors). There are clients of many nationalities and every size in these sectors.
They range from foremost global multinational enterprises to a number of ambitious, home-grown fledglings, from government-controlled enterprises (we have advised on numerous privatizations) to companies controlled entirely by private sector actors.
We have and maintain numerous contacts in Nigerian business and government circles, and with law firms and lawyers’ organizations based both in and outside Nigeria. We are a member of Africa Legal Network (ALN), an association of leading independent law firms founded and based in Africa. We are also quite unusual in having the quality management certification of ISO 9001:2008.