We look at law differently

OAL is a leading world class legal solutions provider with clients in diverse sectors of the Nigerian economy.

Providing innovative legal solutions is basic to who we are and what we stand for. Our diversified skills ensure that our clients’ commercial needs are satisfied promptly and professionally, always conforming to high ethical standards in the provision of quality legal services.

OAL is a leading law firm in Nigeria that has grown from a sole proprietorship to a bustling practice offering innovative legal solutions to all sectors in Nigeria’s emerging economy. The focus of OAL has always been to push through new boundaries to find solutions to legal issues and win the confidence of its clients.

Structured as a partnership, the firm operates through diverse practice groups, each of which is headed by a partner. This structure ensures that members of each practice group are well suited and trained to proffer ingenious contributions to the group. We believe in teamwork to achieve our goal of getting the work done to the satisfaction of the firm and the client. Our lawyers combine years of experience in diverse practice areas and are supported by trained paralegals, administrative staff and state of the Art IT unit to make us a leading legal services provider in Nigeria and add value to the services we provide.

At OAL, we are committed to excellence and this has kept us in pace with global trends. As a reputable legal service provider in Nigeria, we recognize that law and legal principles are forever changing and that to be ahead of the competition, requires Excellence, Professionalism, Innovation and commitment.

We believe that our lawyers are our building blocks which must be continuously molded and developed, that is why we care for the personal well-being of our lawyers, paralegals and support staff so that together we form a synergy of talents. The firm provides in-house training on various important topics such as healthcare, insurance, IT etc. We also send our lawyers for specialized training to ensure that we are constantly abreast of changes in global trends.

With an enviable track record of more than forty years of experience as a legal service provider in Nigeria, OAL has contributed to jurisprudence in Nigeria. Our senior partner, Dr. Olisa Agbakoba is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria who championed the course for Nigeria’s democracy as a civil rights advocate; his dogged quest to improve the legal system has been demonstrated by his important contributions to the polity of legal discussion on topical legal and constitutional issues.

Our Values


    We deliver quality output of global standards at all times


    We deliver quality output of global standards at all times


    We challenge normal thinking and push boundaries in our quest for legal innovative solutions


    We show dedication and tenacity in meeting our client’s needs and expectations

Our Partners

Meet the people who are focused on helping you achieve your goal. At OAL, we are committed to excellence at what we do and this has kept us in pace with global trends in legal service provisions.

Will Hardwick

“Firstly, I would just like to say once again, thank you for this unique opportunity. It has been an honour to be OAL’s first virtual legal intern. It has been very rewarding and enlightening for me and has certainly confirmed the idea that I want to pursue a legal career in the Sports, Entertainment and Technology sectors.

In terms of feedback, I found the research element to the work did particularly challenging but it really pushed me to try and produce a great piece of work which I hope I did. Researching into private equity firms’ involvement in sport was fascinating and it has instilled in me a real deep interest in that topic.

I found when I sat in on the client meeting with Dolphin Aquatic very informative. I had never seen or heard how a solicitor-client meeting was conducted, so I learnt a lot from listening to Beverley and the guys.

Also I would recommend the work experience to any fellow British student as it provides a fantastic opportunity to network globally with a firm based in another country.

Finally, I was really encapsulated by the S.E.T Growth Capsule project. Once again researching into SAFE investments and topics to discuss with early-stage companies was illuminating. It highlighted the kind of issues and challenges that entrepreneurs and early-stage companies face. This part of the work experience along with the research into private equity in sport, has really heightened my knowledge in commercial situations, which was something I was seeking to improve upon prior to the week.

I hope this helps with anybody who decides to undertake the virtual work experience in the future.”


Will Hardwick
OAL Virtual Intern

International Institute of Space Law (IISL) – Member

Olisa Agbakoba Legal (OAL) is a member of International Institute of Space Law (IISL), the cooperation with appropriate international organisations and national institutions in the field of space law and the carrying out of tasks for fostering the development of space law.