Canaan Solicitors (formerly known as Adegbite Stevens & Co.), is a modern and dynamic legal practice in Nigeria.

Since its establishment by a group of young, experienced and enterprising professionals, the Firm has continually provided prompt, efficient and qualitative services to clients. The Firm though principally commercial oriented, exhibits skills and expertise in other areas of legal practice as well, ranging from family law, property law, criminal and civil matters, to investment law and litigation.

Our Mission

“To provide excellent Services based strictly on international standards.”

Our Vision

“To become one of the foremost Corporate Commercial Law Practice within and outside Nigeria”.

Our Core Values­­


Uncompromising consistency and unwavering adherence to our strong moral and ethical principles and values in all our dealings.


Meeting clients’ needs by deploring the best approach to current needs; and foreseeing risk exposure and taking pre-emptive action, thereby saving not only time but money.


Deploring all skills, resources and time to client needs in conduct, behavior and attitude that are admirable by the Firm, the Client or the Law.


As a hallmark of human accomplishment, we operate on the foundation of co-operation, carrying our clients along throughout the process of attaining our common/mutual goal.


Tailoring our service delivery to the unique needs of each client through deploring equally remarkable and innovative approaches to meeting specific needs.


We take pride in our access to, and use of technology to improve our operational and service delivery processes, overall aimed at being outstanding and the best in our field.

The Firm

Foremost in our Firm’s culture is our assurance of getting in-depth knowledge of, as well as thorough involvement in our client’s business, which enables us to provide specialist advice. Guided by our core values, we emphasize transparency, responsiveness, and efficiency. Our success is hinged on and measured by the success of our client, and we adopt a results-based approach across our service delivery, thereby making our clients’ success our own success.

We stress the importance of open and positive-mindedness that inspires a holistic culture of viewing problems as opportunities, hence our long-standing reputation as solution providers. Tried and tested procedures are continuously subjected to innovative and open-minded revision.

We have since inception imbibed technology in our legal consultancy, which has given us an edge over others in the field. We have a fully interactive website and online consultation medium in place to cater to all client needs. Our lines of communication are always open, effectively minimizing our response time.

Though established as a principally commercial-oriented practice, Canaan Solicitors exudes skill and expertise in other spheres of legal practice as well, as specifically set out in our Practice Areas. Our strength lies in our profound understanding of the regulatory regimes of the Nigerian business and investment climate. Since inception, we have provided guidance to countless local and foreign private and public institutions and investors, in different economic activities on matters ranging from corporate finance, litigation, and insolvency, to real estate, immigration, tax advisory services.

We strive to focus on individual client needs and to respond to them, timorously and efficiently, hence giving our clients the highest possible level of professional and personal service.

The firm and its team are active members of the following organizations:

  • The Nigerian Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • Business Recovery and insolvency practitioners Association of Nigeria (BRIPAN)
  • INSOL International
  • Nigeria-British Chamber of Commerce
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (United Kingdom)
  • International Trade Mark Association
  • Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN)

Our affiliations with international networks of law firms also keep us abreast with developments in the global legal services industry. We are listed on the major online directories of leading law firms.

Clients of the firm are a mix of high-net-worth companies including banks and financial institutions, oil and gas companies, insurance companies, trading, and several small and medium scale enterprises.

Canaan Solicitors is a member of the Canaan Partners group and is affiliated with the following Sister firms:

Our corporate logo is a mix of cream and brown, representing milk and honey, the promise of our heritage.

To commemorate its 10th Year Anniversary in 2007, Canaan Solicitors established a charity called, THE SAMARITAN INITIATIVE which is a foundation set up to provide medical succour and assistance for indigent children. The foundation has since been very active in living up to its ideals.

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