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Our office in the heart of the City of London is a vital component of our strategy to address the needs of our clients for integrated, end-to-end legal services, transaction management and efficiency on cross- border transactions across key markets in Africa

Our international practice

Opened in December 2021, our London-based international practice reinforces our existing transactional capabilities in corporate finance, project development, corporate/M&A and private equity, in enabling us to deliver to financial institutions, project sponsors, private and institutional investors, governments and government agencies, the specialised English law, cross-border and transactional services integral in structuring and executing many of the investments and bankable projects in Africa today.

Our London-based international practice extends our reach and presence across Africa. Through our long-standing network of relationship firms in Anglophone, Francophone and Lusophone Africa and the Maghreb, our London office enables us deliver comprehensively for our clients on their investment needs and strengthen their positions in one of the world's fastest growing, evolving and competitive regional blocks.


Our London office builds on Olaniwun Ajayi’s longstanding reputation for high quality service delivery in a wide range of corporate, commercial and contentious work

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  • Finance

  • Corporate

  • Project Development

  • Dispute Resolution

  • ESG


Lawyers in our London office have transaction depth and expertise on projects in over 20 jurisdictions in Africa.

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Olaniwun Ajayi (UK) LLP, the international arm of leading African law firm, Olaniwun Ajayi, has advised Africa Finance Corporation, Africa’s leading infrastructure solutions provider, on its investment in Lightrock, a global private equity platform, specialising in investments in growth-stage technology-driven companies.

Olaniwun Ajayi has advised AfricInvest, a leading pan-African private equity firm, on its investment in JustRite Limited, a family-owned departmental retail store in Nigeria. Established over 22 years ago, JustRite provides everyday essentials, including groceries, confectionaries and clothing to consumers in largely underserved neighbourhoods in the south-eastern region of Nigeria through an existing chain of 17 stores with combined shop floor exceeding 20,000 square metres.

The London office of top Nigerian law firm Olaniwun Ajayi LP (OALP) was delighted to welcome guests from UK and international business to its inaugural Breakfast Briefing co-hosted with The Energy Council and held at The Gherkin in the heart of the City of London, on Wednesday 28th September.