Elvira Salleras is the founder and Managing Partner of Elvira Salleras & Associates. She was called to the Nigerian bar in 1989 and in 1996 bagged a LLM from the University of Lagos. She focuses her practice mainly in the areas of company and Commercial laws and has experience in structuring joint ventures, contract negotiations, mergers and acquisitions, as well as real estate law and practice. Elvira Salleras is also the legal adviser to both the French and Italian Consulates. Mrs. Salleras holds directorships in several companies including JATA Logistics Limited, United Biscuits Nigeria Limited, Africa GISMIC Nigeria Limited and EGIS Engineering Nigeria Limited. She is a proud member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN). Born in Freetown, Sierra leone, Mrs. Salleras has dual nationality of Nigeria & France. Amongst several honours conferred on her locally and internationally are the French Government, L’Ordre National du Merit, and Conferment of title, “Adapuruife” (meaning exceptional daughter) of Umuduru, Ihiala, Anambra State.