About Us

Olisa Agbakoba Legal (OAL) is a leading world class legal solutions provider with clients in diverse sectors of the Nigerian economy.

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

At Olisa Agbakoba Legal, these values are not just words; they are the guiding principles that drive our legal practice every day.


At Olisa Agbakoba Legal, excellence is the cornerstone of our service. We consistently deliver output of global standards, ensuring that every aspect of our work reflects the highest quality.


We uphold the utmost professionalism in everything we do. Our team's conduct, ethics, and commitment to our clients are unwavering, making us a trusted partner in the legal field.


Normal is not our norm. We challenge conventional thinking and continuously push the boundaries in our pursuit of groundbreaking legal solutions. Innovation is at the heart of our practice.


Our commitment knows no bounds. We approach our work with dedication and unwavering tenacity, ensuring we meet and exceed our clients' needs and expectations. Your success is our mission.

Our historical journey


The firm was established by Justice JCU Agbakoba.


Was reestablished by Dr. Olisa Agbakoba SAN. It was then named Olisa Agbakoba & Associates (OA&A).


Received the Nigerian Asean Chambers of Commerce certificate of membership.


Managing partner, Priscillia Ogwemoh, was awarded the Best Managing Partner in Nigeria.


Received the FRA Williams "Best Law Firm" award in Nigeria.


Was awarded the Law Service Regulation Advisory Firm of the Year in Nigeria.


Was renamed Olisa Agbakoba Legal (OAL).


Received the Intellectual Property Law Patent Firm of the Year award.


First office was located on Oyekan Drive, Apapa, Lagos State.


Relocated to Creek Road, Apapa, Lagos.


Was honored with the "Centre of Democracy Honors" by the Lagos State Government.


Was recognized as the Maritime Law Firm of the Year in Nigeria.


Received the Nigerian German Business Association certificate of Membership.


Received the Acquisition International Finance Award as the Banking & Finance Practice Law Firm of the Year in Nigeria.


Was honored as the Most Outstanding Chambers in Communication Media.

Our focus

We form specialized teams, tailored to our clients’ requirements, and tap into top-tier talent to address even the most intricate challenges.

Our areas of expertise encompass:

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Affairs
  • Employment, Pensions, and Private Wealth
  • Finance
  • Marine and International Trade
  • Real Estate and Project Management

Explore all our service areas and sector-specific proficiencies.

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Satisfied clients


Awards and Recognition


Years of experience

Inclusive and Diversify Team Culture

At Olisa Agbakoba Legal, our vision is to establish a reputation as an inclusive and diverse firm, where all our team members can be their authentic selves and prosper in their professional endeavors.

Our people are the linchpin of our success. We aspire for Olisa Agbakoba Legal to be a place where colleagues can harness their full potential within a team that values and appreciates the distinctive contributions they bring. This is how we unleash our entrepreneurial zeal.

We recognize that a tapestry of diverse perspectives, when interwoven with an inclusive culture, elevates our performance as a law firm. We are unwavering in our dedication to crafting a workplace where all our team members can flourish. While there is more work ahead, we take pride in our achievements in advancing diversity and gender balance throughout the firm. Our commitment to understanding and transparently sharing our data empowers us to advance the cause of diversity.


Be part of our team!

Experience a fresh approach to work – where colleagues foster heightened confidence and clients discover unparalleled trust. We value straightforwardness, forward-thinking, practicality, and personalized service. Join us in embracing this bold new way of working!