About Us

Story About Our Firm


We are Primera Africa Legal (PAL), an award winning full-service law firm in Lagos Nigeria established by former partners of Wali-Uwais & Co and Sterling Partnership Legal Practitioners.

Our team comprises leading Lawyers with recognised knowledge and expertise in various areas of Nigerian and international law, working across our dispute resolution, corporate services, regulatory compliance and business sectors practices.

Our firm is proudly Nigerian with a global reach, as we serve our clients from offices in Lagos and Abuja. We have also built strong ties with over 150 international firms in order to efficiently support our client’s businesses across the world.

PAL is committed to creating value by providing pragmatic and innovative legal solutions to our broad range of individual and institutional clients working in various sectors across Nigeria and the world.

PAL was established in 2017 by former partners* of two renowned law firms; Wali-Uwais & Co. and Sterling Partnership Legal Practitioners.

Over 300 years of combined law practice experience.
Grown out of two strong legacy practices, two strong teams.
Now a single national practice with strong international affiliations and global reach.

One team, one culture, one voice with rich organisational diversity and inclusion across age, gender, ethnic, religious and professional backgrounds.

PAL is the exclusive and only ALFA International law firm in Nigeria. ALFA International network is a global legal network of independent business focused law firms.

Founded in 1980, ALFA International is the oldest legal network in the world and remains one of the largest and strongest.
The ALFA organisation is comprised of 145 member firms with 85 members in the United States and 60 members in Latin and South America, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Africa, Australia/New Zealand, and throughout Asia.

***Our Partners comprise of non-Equity partners, salaried partners and consultants.***

Our Value Proposition to clients include:

  • Dedicated practitioners with subject matter knowledge and expertise.
  • Advisory services tailored to suit our client’s mandate.
  • Efficient turn-around time on client work delivery.
  • Competitive rates for legal advisory and support services.
At PAL, we apply our in-depth understanding of the Nigerian, regional and global markets to provide accurate and ethically sound legal advice, which ensures businesses in both established and emerging markets instinctively trust us to support their complex local and cross-border transactions.
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