Our Reputation

“Overall, we are happy with the firm’s work. The attorneys at Detail are diligent, pay attention to the little things, negotiate well, solve problems well, and are thoroughly experienced with Nigerian law.”

International Financial Law Review 2020

“They carry out a lot of in-depth research. They are able to leverage, they give timely feedback, they are responsive.”

Chambers & Partners Global 2020

Chambers & Partners
Corporate/Commercial – Nigeria

What the team is known for: Esteemed practice that handles a number of high-profile investments and acquisition transactions. Advises across the full spectrum of issues in the corporate and commercial space, including corporate restructuring and capital markets, private equity, M&A and project finance. Focuses on providing clients with proactive legal and commercial advice to aid in dispute avoidance and risk mitigation.  

Strengths: A client described the firm as “very strong and knowledgeable” with a much-appreciated “desire to meet our needs.” 

Work highlights: Advised MBU Capital on the acquisition of Nile University. 

Chambers & Partners

“Very commercial in approach, problem solver, quick response time – always reachable, uses technology to improve interaction.”

International Financial Law Review 2018

“I am very satisfied with the quality of the firm’s work. Their biggest strengths are their accessibility, competitiveness (in terms of fees and billing) and the commercial understanding they possess and bring to bear on transactions.”

International Financial Law Review 2018

“The firm provides a first rate service. They are knowledgeable, intellectual and have a knack of very quickly becoming subject matter experts in business concepts and areas.”

International Financial Law Review 2017

“We were impressed with the quality and thoroughness of their work. They are also personable, professional and responsive.”

Chambers & Partners Global 2017

“They are passionate, and the level of commitment they bring to the table is almost unparalleled.” 

Chambers & Partners Global 2017

“They are responsive and articulate, and give commercial advice.”

Chambers & Partners Global 2015

“They are good at making sure the transaction comes together.”

Chambers & Partners Global 2015

Chambers & Partners
Banking & Finance – Nigeria

What the team is known for: Advises on due diligence, acquisition and financing matters, with clients from both the energy and financial sectors. Often consulted for its project finance expertise, with significant activity in power, infrastructure, energy and urban development projects.

Strengths: A client said that the team “demonstrated the highest level of competence and professionalism.”

Interviewees note the firm’s presence on finance mandates concerning real estate, saying: “They are quite deep as far as real estate business is concerned.”

Work highlights: Advised Stanbic IBTC Capital in connection with its provision of a USD 11.3 million medium-term refinancing facility to Urban Shelter relating to an Abuja residential property development.

Chambers & Partners

“Detail Commercial Solicitors continues to consolidate its position in the market as a regular for the market’s sophisticated corporate finance deals.”

International Financial Law Review 2015

“Excellent,” says a client from a real estate financing, “they are one of the top two firms in the jurisdiction… and they provided an excellent, results-focused service.”

International Financial Law Review 2015

“After a positive experience we have worked together on a number of subsequent initiatives,” says a client, adding that “they have a large, qualified and experienced team that can cover all bases.”

International Financial Law Review 2015

“Clients say that they brought a lot of ingenuity to the table and they think outside the box and gave top notch advice… they earned their place among the top law firms.”

International Financial Law Review 2014

“The firm provided excellent work overall. It is detailed and proficient. They negotiated well on our behalf and were effective in getting the terms we wanted and documents that adequately protected our interests-”

International Financial Law Review 2020

“Most Innovative Law Firm, 2020.”

Business Day, Nigeria

“I’ve found them extremely professional, focused on the details (as their name suggests), quick to respond and quite warm and pleasant to be engaged with. We have worked on a series of very detailed contracts with lots of potential manholes and I’ve found them to be patient, thoughtful, protective of our positions and creative in their solutions.”

International Financial Law Review 2019

“Extremely, extremely proficient at structuring transactions and relentless at deal making.”

Chambers & Partners Global 2019

“My assessment is simply very detailed, outstanding and excellent.”

International Financial Law Review 2018

“They take a very practical approach. They refer us to workable solutions, have experience and offer tactful insight.”

Chambers & Partners Global 2017

Chambers & Partners
Projects & Energy – Nigeria

What the team is known for: Well-regarded energy department with a strong cohort of lawyers who specialise in Nigeria’s power and infrastructure landscape. Displays a strong capacity in the acquisition and concession of power projects, in addition to legal and regulatory advice on PPPs. Also adeptly advises on oil and gas transactions.

Strengths: One client said “We feel really well catered to as customers as well as getting good and timely advice on updates in Nigeria’s energy sector.”

Sources also comment that “their turnaround time is very fast and they seem to always have someone on their team experienced in different areas of commercial law.” 

Work highlights: Advised Renewvia Solar Nigeria on the development of further Mini-Grid assets in Bayelsa and Rivers States.

Chambers & Partners

“They have knowledge of the industry and their approach is professional.”

Chambers & Partners Global 2017

“Efficient, diligent, top work. I find that they go above and beyond their scope and are proactive in highlighting issues and proffering solutions.”

International Financial Law Review 2016

“As transaction lawyers they are well-informed, business savvy, creative, passionate and responsive. They bring a refreshing level of pragmatism, and a keen insight into potential issues, opportunities and offer alternative courses and approaches.”

International Financial Law Review 2016

“Good knowledge of the sector, quality work and fast delivery at very reasonable rates.”

International Financial Law Review 2016

“They have gone from strength to strength and focus on providing outstanding quality.”

Chambers and Partners Global 2015

“Supportive and highly responsive.”

Chambers and Partners Global 2015

“The firm is “excellent” with a “professional service, a speedy response time and good quality of work”. It provides “quick and accurate responses to questions and requests for amendments. They have a sizeable and knowledgeable team and are prepared to go the extra mile (and beyond) to deliver.”

International Financial Law Review 2015

“Very hard-working, and certainly open to new ideas. They deliver in a timely fashion and the quality is good.”

Chambers Global Guide 2014

“They’ve proven themselves to be quite innovative.”

Chambers Global Guide 2012

IFLR 1000 2018 Recommended Firm - Detail Solicitors
IFLR 1000 2019 Recommended Firm - Detail Solicitors
Global Chambers 2017 - Detail Solicitors
AI 2016 Intellectal Property Winner - Detail Solicitors
World Finance 2015 - Detail Solicitors
Chambers Global 2014 - Detail Solicitors
World Finance Legal Awards 2013 - Detail Solicitors
Century International Quality ERA Award - Detail Solicitors
ESQ Nigerian Legal Awards - Detail Solicitors

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Based in Lagos, Nigeria’s business capital, DETAIL is totally committed to your business objectives and reputed for dealing with the minutiae. We immerse ourselves in your business plans and roadmaps, adding value to your transactions in a comprehensible and tangible manner.



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DCS Place, 8 DCS Street
Off Remi Olowude Way
Lekki Phase 1
Lagos, Nigeria