Adekemi Sijuwade


Advocaat Law Practice
3rd Floor, Law Union House
14 Hughes Avenue, Alagomeji
Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria

Tel: 234-1-4751313 / 4531004
Fax: 234-1-4751313 / 4531004


Adekemi Sijuwade is a partner at Advocaat Law Practice and is identified as being one of Nigeria’s leading corporate immigration lawyers.


Immigration, Corporate & Commercial, Shipping & Maritime, Charities & Non-Profit Organisations, Dispute Resolution.


Attended Kings College London, University of London (LL.B. Hons), and also obtained a masters degree with a focus on Maritime Law from the University of Southampton (LL.M.)


Associate (Shipping & Maritime Group), Strachan Partners | Legal Counsellor, Immigration Advisory Service (UK) | Head of Legal & Corporate Affairs, Sijuwade Group | Partner, Advocaat


English, French and Yoruba

Migration is generally a function of progress and harmonious agreement, but can often be fraught with bureaucracy and red tape. Our practical and proactive approach has enabled us to consistently offer our clients hitch-free migration, and we offer our expertise through a variety of services, including:

  • Advising international companies and multinational employers on strategies for international assignments, visas, work permits, filings and tax considerations within the sub-Sahara African region;
  • Providing legal assistance for expatriates in individual or consular capacities;
  • Assisting our clients with various filings and requirements under the applicable laws and regulations;
  • Rendering legal advice to individuals on pertinent issues surrounding travel and free movement of goods and services within the ECOWAS region.
Advocaat was launched in 2005 and is internationally recognized as a successful commercial and energy law firm. Our vision is to be the premier full service integrated law firm in Sub-Saharan Africa delivering world-class legal services and providing cutting-edge solutions to our clients.

At Advocaat we pride ourselves on combining the best legal solutions with local business ethics for the success of our clients’ businesses. Our team of partners, associates and support staff provide professional services of the highest standards to our clients by combining an awareness of the clients’ needs with a practical and constructive approach to legal issues. The ease of access to our staff and the need for accountability to our clients ensures that our firm is more client-focused, placing quality of service before growth.

Our energetic and result-oriented approach has, within a short period, earned the firm a ranking as 3rd for Energy and Natural Resources Law in Chambers Global Guide to World Leading Lawyers 2008 where we were described as a firm that ‘is definitely going places’.

“They explain the issues involved clearly, and are always responsive even outside normal working hours”
Chambers & Partners, 2015