One of Nigerias leading commercial law firms, AELEX Law firm, last week at the Continental Hotel, in Lagos marked its 10th anniversary with an exclusive dinner at the prestigious Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. The event was attended by the who-is-who in the legal profession, the firms clients, partners, colleagues and friends.It was organised to commemorate the formation of the partnership borne out of a merger of four leading law firms with diversified practice areas in July 2004.The firm organises an annual lecture series to discuss very topical issues relating to law, economic development and the state of the nation. This year, it held two events to mark the occasiona seminar and an anniversary dinner.The seminar, held in partnership with the International Project Finance Association (IPFA) with the focus on Public Private Partnerships (PPPs), touched on Urban InfrastructurePublic Private Partnership from Asia for Nigeria and Africa. Participants at the event addressed issues arising from PPPs and direct means of overcoming the snags faced in the provision of urban infrastructural services via the PPP model.As with all past lectures of the firm, the seminar was aimed at providing attendees with invaluable insights from legal, financial and regulatory experts with particular focus on structuring PPP deals in Nigeria and Africa.Speaking at the dinner on the success of the partnership, LEX Partner, Funke Adekoya, SAN, said the success of such a large partnership was not without challenges, but was quick to celebrate the firms successes against the odds.Having been consistent as a team for 10 years, with a track record for good legal service and being recognised as one of Nigerias leading firms, we truly believe that we have a lot to be thankful for and much more to celebrate. Today, we celebrate hard work and consistency, she said.According to Adedapo Tunde-Olowu, another Partner of the firm, the significant difference between the firms starting point and its current place in the legal industry is worth commemorating.It has not been a walk in the park at all. Looking back at where we were at the beginning and our place now in the industry shows the tremendous success the firm has recorded. Within 10 years, the firm has won several awards and has twice been acclaimed as the best law firm in Nigeria by international ratings and rankings, he said gladly.The firm in the last nine years has also played host to some of the worlds greatest intellectuals and change makers in a bid to address burning issues and challenges to Nigerias development. The first of the annual series commenced in 2005, with the theme The Regulator in a Deregulated Economy- (2005). Followed by, Competition Policy as an Engine for Economic Growth-(2006). Corporate Governance: Who profits'(2007); Freedom of information: Balancing the Publics right to know against the individuals right to privacy- (2008); How Ghana Kept the Lights On -(2009); Taxation without Representation(2010); Corruption, the Thief in Broad Daylight-(2011); and This House Must Not Fall: Constitutional Reform and the Peoples Will -(2012).In 2013, Associate Director and Scholar in Residence of the Religious Freedom Project, Berkley Centre for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, Professor Timothy Samuel Shah was in Nigeria to tackle Politics, Religion and Economic Development, at the firms ninth lecture in Lagos.These events have been a significant part of the LEX brand and an integral component of the firms social responsibility.The post Firm marks 10th anniversary appeared first on The Nation.]]> Click here to read full news..