DLA Piper has admitted Olajide Oyewole LLP in Nigeria to its African Alliance. Olijade Oyewole was formed in 1965 in Lagos, the bustling commercial capital of Nigeria. With eight of the Continents most recognizable Partners and a team of 40 lawyers, Olajide Oyewole is one of the largest and most impressive law firms in sub-Saharan Africa.
“Congrats to Andrew Darwin and to DLA for completing this deal. Currency problems, low oil prices and political uncertainty means that trading conditions for law firms are not ideal right now. However, the long term view of the management team at DLA has prevailed and the firm has taken a bold move in this fast growing pocket of sub-Saharan Africa. I strongly believe that law firms will continue to invest in Nigeria and neighboring countries by further tie ups, office openings or using the traditional fly-in and fly-out model”. – Nick Crasner