GEORGE IKOLI & OKAGBUE (the Firm) was established in 1996 as a direct response to the dynamic challenges of a growing and expanding economy such as Nigeriaâ€™s.
Expanding on that vision, the Firm has witnessed tremendous growth primarily as a result of its unparalleled professionalism evidenced by timely delivery of quality services at competitive rates. A strategic admixture of acquisitions and organic growth has facilitated the attainment of this remarkable position.
The Partners bring with them vast and varied experience drawn from their different areas of specialization, and have handled some of the more notable transactions in Corporate Nigeria.
The vision and ability to provide a wide and integrated range of specialists who are able to constantly focus, adapt to change and achieve the desired results for both local and international clients has been pivotal to the continued success of the firm.
Other critical success factors are: a high standard of excellence in client service, unmatched legal expertise, an innovative and commercial approach to the solution of clientsâ€™ problems, the combination of efficiency with cost effectiveness to attain the optimum result and an enviable and expanding international dimension based on a network of overseas correspondents for whom we provide the best combination of local legal and commercial knowledge. With a full complement of up to date Information Technology Systems, the Firm is able to deliver cutting edge and up to the minute legal advice and services.
Fifteen principal members of the firm operate in five specialist departments. George Ikoli & Okagbue is the only member for Nigeria in the International Lawyers Network and scored a Continental first by being appointed in 1997 as the first legal counsel for the AFRICAN PETROLEUM INSTITUTE established in Cape Town, South Africa, an appointment which it retains to date.