Country: Nigeria Nigeria

Population: 158.092.542

Capital: Abuja

Form of Government: Federal Republic

Official Language: English

Currency: Naira

Time Zone: UTC +1

Santaniello & Partners in Nigeria

The Federal Republic of Nigeria, with its 160 million inhabitants, is the most populous African country. Former British colony and independent since 1960, Nigeria is member of the Commonwealth of Nations. Rich in oil, the most important resource of the national economy, Nigeria has been experiencing a period of great ecomonic growth. In fact, as tribal conflicts had been placated and the period of military administrations ended, the Country has been starting an impressive macro-economic reform in order to diversify the national economy, still tied to the oil industry. Massive investments (including foreign ones, especially Chinese) have been making in steel industry and whole heavy one, infrastructure and transport, telecommunications and technology. Its cities are increasing, welcoming many workers from neighboring countries, giving to Nigeria, in the African continent, an economic role as the one Germany plays in Europe.
English is the official language, even between people of different ethnic groups. The Nigerian law is mainly based on the Anglo-Saxon common law. However, the Nigerian legal system is also influenced by tribal rights and the Islamic Law: these characteristics sometimes cause misunderstandings and uncertainties for the foreign economic operators in the country.

Santaniello & Partners has collaborative relationships with leading Nigerian law firms, through which we are able to offer a full legal advice in commercial, civil and criminal law. 

Our areas of practice in Nigeria:

Administrative Law
Commercial Law
Corporate Law
Foreign Investment
Industrial Law
Mining Law
Labour Law

Tax Law
Trademarks, Patents and Intellectual Property
Real Estate and Construction Law
Arbitration and ADR
International Mediation
Immigration and Emigration
Residence permits in EU Countries
Private Law
Family Law
Military Law
Criminal Law
Legal Translation