Stillwaters Law Firm: securing solid ground for a vibrant economy

With its unparalleled expertise and knowledge of the legal
system, the firm is a key partner for investors in Nigeria.

Specializing in corporate and commercial law, intellectual property and litigation in these areas of practice, Stillwaters represents over 600 foreign multinationals, financial institutions, industries and small and medium-size businesses and private entrepreneurs. Based in Lagos and Abuja in Nigeria, the
firm has associate offices in Cameroon and Angola to cover matters directly related with Intellectual Property within Sub-Sahara Africa.

«We pride ourselves on protecting the interests of corporations and investors that bring value to the Nigerian economy.»
Principal Council of Stillwaters

The firm has provided comprehensive business advisory services in all aspects of commercial overseen numerous large-scale transactions earning itself an enviable, reputation for navigating the Nigerian legal system for companies looking to enter the local market. “We pride ourselves on protecting the interests of corporations and investors that bring value to the Nigerian economy”, explains Principal Council Mr. Afamefuna Nwokedi.

A key element of their strategy is the continuous development of capacity and an insatiable quest to keep abreast with trends and developments in the ever changing legal landscape in Nigeria, Africa and the international arena. According to Mr. Nwokedi “Intellectual property is the bedrock of every business”. He goes on to say that “the adoption of the long awaited and drafted IP Policy by the new
government will articulate and provide a clear pathway for a new phase of Nigeria’s development drive.”

Indeed, new provisions for ease of doing business are welcoming a new era of foreign investments in the country and new possibilities of growth for specialized service providers such as Stillwaters Law, and Mr. Nwokedi is optimistic about what the near future holds in terms of innovation, investment, and growth. “It’s not just about having the right policy, you must have the capacity to drive the policy and aside from being endowed with an enormous market potential, and a dynamic business sector that makes us the ideal destination for investment, Nigeria has the enviable capacity within the context of international best practice to articulate, drive and fully implement the policies it brings to bear”, he concludes.