Nigeria is a federal republic of 36 states. Abuja is the capital although Lagos is the largest city, not only in Nigeria, but in sub-Saharan Africa and is a significant regional commercial and legal hub. The Nigerian legal system is based on English common law modified by Nigerian rulings, the Constitution, customary law, Islamic (Shari'a) law and legislative enactments. The profession is the largest in Africa with 70,000 lawyers.


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Africa and the Middle East

Your contact for this jurisdiction is David McNaught

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International Policy Adviser: Africa and the Middle East