MEA 2017 Legal Awards

MEAMARKETS / Legal Awards 2017 9 , Royal Heritage is a Nigerian legal firmoffering a wide range of services. We spoke to Managing Partner Prince Aderemi Adekile to learnmore about the firmand its dedication to client service. Best Dispute Resolution Firm 2017 & Recognised Leaders in International Litigation 2017 Royal Heritage is famous and widely recognised in Nigeria for the strength of its Attorneys and quality of its Court practice. Aderemi discusses the firm’s service offering in more detail. “Here at Royal Heritage, our pre-eminent litigation practice is widely recognised for its excellence in civil, criminal as well as appellate litigation with optimal success records. As a company, we handle a wide range of complex commercial litigation. Our Attorneys have extensive trial and appellate experience in cases involving commercial disputes, such as banking, finance, oil and gas, employment, maritime, aviation, product liability, creditors’ rights, contractual disputes, lender liability, securities, environmental issues, real estate, etc. “Over the years we have faced many challenges, and we knew from the start that we work every day alongside other law firms which are equally deserving and far, far older. The slogan of our firm is “The Courage To Excel”. We focused on excellence, and have grown to become the success we are today. Again, we learned early-on the value of hard work. Our parents continually told us that if we work hard enough in school and got good grades, we would become somebody in life. We believed them; we worked hard.” The legal profession in Nigeria has been very dynamic, changing with the society. The biggest and most significant development is the rapidly changing business environment as well as the increasingly international character of most business operations. The challenge being faced by most commercial law firms, including Royal Heritage is to keep developing their range of skills to meet new demands and thus adapt in the light of these changes. To meet the need of clientele through professional excellence and personal commitment, as Aderemi explains. “To support our clients and grow our knowledge and expertise, at Royal Heritage we have established close bonds with international associations of repute and has an extensive network of corresponding associate around the world, including being a member of INTA a global network of law offices in about 145 countries. This enables us to provide the very highest ML170008 standards of service which are at the forefront of emerging market developments.” Looking ahead, Aderemi believes that this compliance will remain vital to his firm as it looks towards an exciting future. “Currently, there is considerable pressure by the International Community arising from globalization, to open the legal market in Nigeria to the International Law Firms. If that pressure is sustained, the question may then alternatively be when not if the Nigerian legal market will swing open. “Royal Heritage is not an apologist of globalization, but at the same time, we are not also a protectionist. We already have a number of referral law firms that we can collaborate with and will continue to work with them to support our clients and ensure we are at the cutting edge of upcoming legal industry changes.” Company: Royal Heritage Contact: Prince Aderemi Adekile Contact Email: adekile.aderemi@ Address: Adekile House, 7 Ikoyi Club 1938 Road, Opposite Ikoyi Club 1938, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria Phone: +234 8033206947 Web Address: www. Prince Aderemi Adekile receiving the Plague for the Award of The Best Law Firm in Nigeria in Dispute Resolution from Megha Joshi, Executive Secretary, Lagos, Court of Arbitration at the Esq. Nigerian Legal Awards, 2015 on behalf of Royal Heritage. With him are other Members of the Team and 2 Guests.