Siji Soetan & Co., is a Nigerian business and energy law firm. Chief Siji Soetan, a former Solicitor-General of Nigeria, founded it in 1980. From its beginnings with only a few solicitors/attorneys Siji Soetan & Co has grown to become one of the most respectable law firms in Nigeria. The law firm has handled many of the ground-breaking matters in several areas of practice. Our solicitors acted for Lipton Limited in the historic Lever Brothers/Lipton merger; the first merger in the country’s corporate history. Other similar projects include the Chevron Texaco merger in Nigeria.
Our Attorneys were selected by the sponsors of the West African Gas Pipeline Project to act as Nigerian legal advisers to the project. The firm was also chosen by Chevron Nigeria Limited to provide legal advice in respect of its Gas-to-Liquids project. With respect to taxation Siji Soetan & Co., is regularly consulted for advice on the application of the provisions of the Petroleum Profits Tax Act, Companies Income Tax Act and as affected by the various Memoranda of Understanding signed with Government.
The firm recently assisted the Nigerian Law Reform commission with its work on the new Evidence Bill and was involved in the redrafting of the National Industrial Court Procedure Rules.