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At Chris Ogunbanjo LP (“Chrisco”), we pride ourselves as being the innovator for commercial law in Nigeria. We have been in existence for over five decades and the experience garnered thus far has enabled us become the forerunner of commercial developments in the Nigerian legal profession. We are a premier international law firm with a global outreach and we have, over the years provided comprehensive services to national and multinational corporations, financial institutions and governments.
With offices in the centre of the economic and cosmopolitan city of Lagos, Nigeria, we are strategically positioned to offer topnotch legal services to our clients within and outside Nigeria.
Our age, success, and experience has enabled us to attract the most talented lawyers and continue to deliver the quality of service we do.
We are continuously evolving in an era of globalisation and rapid financial and technological change in order to remain relevant, while satisfying the yearning of our clients for optimum and timely services.
At Chrisco, our philosophy and culture revolve around the 3 key principles ingrained in our DNA. These are:
We strive for excellence by making the quality of our work stand-out, are ethical, honest, open and respectful of confidentiality;
We are thorough and perseverant in our processes, and apply a methodical, logical and disciplined approach to our work; and
In providing our services to our clients, we demonstrate our passion for a high level of ethical standard and honesty in all our dealings. Chrisco considers adherence to moral and ethical principles, soundness of moral character, and honesty to be a necessary part of our daily interaction with beneficiaries of our services.
Chief Christopher Oladipo Ogunbanjo OFR,CON founded Messrs Chris Ogunbanjo & Co. in 1960. Our Chief Ogunbanjo started Legal Practice in 1950 as a Partner in a law firm then known as Samuel, Chris & Michael (made up of the late Chief Samuel Akintola, former Premier of Western Nigeria, Chief Christopher Ogunbanjo and late Justice Michael Odesanya) whose offices were situated at Tinubu Square in the heart of Lagos.
Chris Ogunbanjo & Co was formed after the dissolution of the partnership in 1960, primarily as a Commercial law firm and is regarded as the pioneer indigenous solicitors’ practice in Nigeria. The Firm has been a breeding ground for many successful luminaries in Nigerian legal practice.
Senator Olatokunbo Ogunbanjo acted as the Firm’s Managing Partner from 1986 to 1992 when he contested and was subsequently elected to the Senate of the Nigerian National Assembly to represent Ogun East Senatorial district.
Mr Abimbola Ogunbanjo, who started his professional career as a Banker with Chase Merchant Bank, Nigeria, currently serves as the Firm’s Managing Partner. Mr Ogunbanjo is a consummate, result-oriented solicitor and board room executive with vast knowledge of and experience in the areas of Capital Markets, Admiralty Law and Corporate Finance.
He has a brilliant understanding of legal issues in his preferred areas of practice and has a reputation of being reliable, highly principled lawyer who works assiduously to achieve set goals at all times.
Amongst his several boardroom roles, he currently serves as the First Vice-President of the Nigerian Stock Exchange and Legal Adviser of the Nigerian Chamber of Shipping.
The firm’s practice includes Banking, Capital Markets, Project and Asset Finance, Intellectual Property, Construction, Dispute Resolution, Insurance, Aviation, Admiralty, Commercial Litigation and Arbitration. Our Company Secretarial practice is carried on through Chris Ogunbanjo Nominees Limited, an associate company of Chris Ogunbanjo LP.
To continue to build on our reputation as the pioneer and pre-eminent full service commercial law firm in Nigeria and to institutionalize our pedigree as the authoritative firm for all aspects of commercial law.
To constantly exceed our clients’ expectations by thoroughly understanding their business, engendered by our ingrained culture of diligence, professionalism and integrity.
Anti-Counterfeiting Collaboration in Nigeria
Capital Markets Solicitors Association
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Nigeria Branch ( UK)
Intellectual Property Lawyers Association of Nigeria
International Trademark Association
Lagos Chamber of Commerce International Arbitration Center
Nigeria Bar Association
International Bar Association
Nigerian Chamber of Shipping
Nigeria Maritime Law Association
Nigeria- South Africa Chamber Of Commerce
Nigeria-British Chamber of Commerce
Nigeria-American Chamber of Commerce
The Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators
Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Commercial Law and Taxation Group