ALIMI & Co. serves as company secretary to many local, commercial and international organizations from all the major sectors of the economy. In addition to assisting in the formation and establishment of companies in Nigeria, the firm also attends Board and Company Meeting, filing annual returns and charges, transaction document generation and reviews and tax advisory services

We also provide services to companies who do not require a full –fledged legal department but require in- house legal services on a day-to-day basis or for short durations.

The firms advise and represent its clients on registration of trademarks, patents, copyrights, franchises and licenses. We also advice on the procedure concerning the violation and compliance with the various legislation governing Trademarks, Patents and Designs as well as Copyrights.

For investors that seek to acquire an interest in existing Nigerian businesses, we offer specialized legal due diligence services that focus on identifying the legal risks associated with the companies in which they wish to make investment. The firm conduct a thorough search and prepare due report on individuals/companies that a prospective investor intends to do business with.

The firm assist in obtaining the required VISA / STR‘s and Expatriate Quotas including filing monthly returns for the business to commence operations in Nigeria. We assist in obtaining visas to visit Nigeria and arrangement to meet prospective investors visiting Nigeria with full security cover for the duration of their visit till exit.

Litigation has long been one of the core competences of ALIMI & Co. The firm has experienced, resourceful and well – trained team of lawyers who regularly appear in all of Nigeria’s superior courts of record including all its appellate courts. The firm also works closely with retained consultant to provide clients with litigation counseling including National and International Arbitrations.


We have represented clients in a wide range of civil matters relating particularly to Land, Banking, Intellectual Property, Maritime and Intellectual Trade matters.

The firm has developed a result – orientated approach to debt recovery and a good number of multi-national companies have benefited from our excellent record on debt collection and ancillary matters. Our trial lawyers have extensive experience of delivering results at all levels of the Nigerian Legal system

Our Litigation, Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution is headed by the Principal Partner, Mr. Lukman Olakunle ALIMI, a first – class litigator who has acquired the requisite knowledge in the practice and skill of advocacy over his years of experience.

The firm provides a broad range of commercial and corporate services to local, multi – national and International companies on all aspects of Nigerian and International business and commercial law.


Our firm has assisted its various corporate clients to ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements for establishing business in Nigeria, for example, structuring negotiation and documentation of their joint ventures with local partners and subsidiaries. We also counsel our commercial clients on corporate reorganizations, commercial loans, Bonds and Guarantees, Indemnities and Letters of credit.

Our firm has gained considerable in advising on commercial agreements that provide the structure under which business activities are conducted. These include shareholders’ agreements, stock purchase and transfer agreements, distribution and supply contracts as well as instruments for securities of debts.
The firm also advice prospective investors on how best to protect their interests. Our advice includes introductions to suitable business partners and financial institutions for raising necessary capital.

The Firm advises some of the major investment and commercial banks as well as other financial institutions operating in Nigeria on all types of structured financing. We provide comprehensive advice on all domestic and international banking operations. We offer advice on compliance with banking and regulatory legislation. We also negotiate, draft, review and advise on every kind of legal documentation and transaction.

The Firm acts for clients in respect of the purchase, sale and hire of vessels. We also advise clients on the regulations and guidelines of the National Maritime Authority and registration of vessel under the merchant shipping cabotage acts. The firm provides comprehensive legal services to ship owners, their local agents or representatives’ shippers, marine insurers and other contracts of affreightment, agency agreements and ship sales and purchase. We provide advice in respect of marine enquires or claims relating to general average and salvage. The firm has litigation experience in cargo loss and damage claims involving ship arrest and detention.

The firm engages in all aspects of real property transactions including the preparation and perfection of leases, assignments, tenancy agreements, acquisition, investment, development redevelopment and refinancing, transfers and mortgages and obtaining governmental consents. Our real property practices also include litigation involving land transactions, compensation claims and land dispute settlements. The firm has experience in investigating and deducing title, title registrations generally, as well as the preparation of building leases and agreements and contractors- finance contracts

ALIMI & Co. provides legal support to various multinational oil and gas company as well as foreign investors on company transaction which span the range of the energy and natural resources sectors including oil and gas and Mining Sector. We assist several operators in bidding for and obtaining oil prospecting licenses in major and marginal fields. We also advice clients on Nigerian law and statutes that govern the operation of Energy and Natural Resources in Nigeria. The firm also advises on solid mineral extraction and establishment of mining interests in Nigeria.