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 as a sole proprietorship Siji Soetan & Co has grown to become one of the most respectable law firms in Nigeria. The firm has handled many of the ground-breaking matters in several areas of practice. The firm acted for Lipton Limited in the historic Lever Brothers/Lipton merger; the first merger in the country's corporate history. Siji Soetan & Co was selected by the sponsors of the West African Gas Pipeline Project to act as Nigerian legal advisers to the project. With respect of litigation the firm is regularly retained by some of the biggest players in the Nigerian Oil and Gas industry including ChevronTexaco and the Nigerian Agip Oil Company.
On matters of taxation Siji Soetan & Co., is regularly consulted for advice on the application of the provisions of the Petroleum Profits Tax Act as vis-ą-vis the various Memoranda of Understanding signed with Government. The firm, as part of a consortium, has been selected to assist in the restructuring of the Nigerian Electricity sector. As the country embraces democratic governance, and the rule of law takes root, Siji Soetan & Co., is restructuring and repositioning itself to take advantage of the many opportunities that will arise in this period of great change.