Minerva Legal (ML) is a full-service Nigerian law firm with international reach and an exceptional breadth of services.  We pride ourselves in providing strategic and pragmatic legal guidance, which is client-focused.

ML is a modern law firm with traditional values, strategy and approach; and this has led to a culture of dynamism and ambition that makes us different.  Our optimum size means you receive a high calibre of service from partner-led teams with strength and depth across our various practice areas.

As a team of experienced lawyers who have depth of knowledge and experience in different areas of law practice, we provide legal solution to our client’s legal need by evaluating any and all risks involved in their transactions and applying varied risk management tools and strategies to mitigate and hedge those risks.

The ML ethos is about delivering a friendly and approachable service, with the commitment that the needs of our clients come first – at every stage.  We are able to keep the needs of our clients in view as well as secure solutions in ways that create value for them through consistency in service delivery, diligence in legal research and cutting-edge information technology support system.

Our international practice means we are structured to advise clients either directly from our well established office in Nigeria, or in collaboration with several leading law firms across Africa and Europe.  This ensures clients receive the most appropriate expertise.

Our Core Values

We recognise that our clients are our driving force. Minerva Legal focuses on client service and results, with the following core values paramount and guiding us in all that we do:

  • Accountability
  • Integrity and honesty
  • Hard work
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Excellence
  • Mutual respect and firm mindedness
  • Strategic and organizational flexibility
  • Service to our communities

These core values ensures that all members of our firm place a huge emphasis on understanding and achieving our clients’ objectives and delivering commercially focused legal solutions within pressured time and in the most cost-effective manner.  We balance excellence with cost-effectiveness, knowing that out briefs are a means to an end, not an end in themselves.  When you instruct us, you will discover that meeting our clients’ needs by finding innovative solutions is the essence of our practice.

These core values play a decisive role in the firm’s vision statement, which captures the aspirations of ML as an organization.  The firm’s vision statement declares: 

Our Vision

Our vision is to be a dynamic, client-focused organization oriented towards growth and
recognised for excellence by creating measurable value for our clients in the accomplishment of their legal service needs through the unique application of innovative, consistent and dependable services. In pursuing this vision, we insist on providing a unique, inclusive and rewarding experience for all of our clients and professionals, to be helpful and
excellent in offering and maintaining the highest levels of professionalism and service.

Our Culture

We achieve excellence through developing the right synergy and a willingness to share expertise and knowledge.

The breadth and diversity of our work is such that it suits many different personalities, unified by a shared commitment to quality of service and outcome. In all respects, there is an underlying sense of pride in who we are and what we do.

To ensure that we continue to grow as a business and deliver the highest quality service to our clients, it is essential that our people are brilliant, enthusiastic and forward thinking about what we do and the sectors in which we operate.

The atmosphere at the firm is friendly and supportive, and great value is ascribed to everyone’s contribution and we believe strongly in the importance of personal respect. We also believe that people should enjoy their work, as lawyers or part of our business support teams.

This culture underpins our approach and runs through every strand of our firm.

Responsible Business

Adopting a sustainable approach to our business means that in addition to creating value for our clients, we have a positive social and environmental impact.

To achieve this objective, we have made a myriad of commitments to initiatives including United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, United Nations Global Compact and SA8000, and we utilise these as a framework for our strategy.

We are a signatory to United Nations Global Compact.  Our support for this initiative underscores our commitment to responsible business.

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