SERVICES

CIVIL AND CRIMINAL PRACTICE

  • Administration and administrative law
  • Corporate practice
  • General Litigation
  • Dispute resolution
  • Public and private law (conflict of law)
  • Immigration Laws
  • Economic law & Law of banking

  • Due Diligence
  • Drafting and conveyance
  • Adoption and family practice
  • International commercial law practice
  • Anti-corruption laws
  • Electoral practice
  • Intellectual Property – Trade Mark Agents, Patent & Designs
  • Oil and Gas

CORPORATE AND COMMERCIAL

Advising on and drafting general Commercial Contracts; Advising on effects and implications of various documentation involved in International Trade; Commercial and secured lending, project and trade finance; Advising on, preparation of and perfection of Securitization and Financial Documents – Guarantees, Bonds, Mortgages, Debenture, Bills of Sale, Equipment leases etc; Tax Advisory Services – Legal Services relating to State and Federal Taxes in Planning and implementing decisions having a tax effect or benefit; In corporate practice, we carried out a lot of corporate services for Banks like Zenith Bank, Keystone Bank Plc etc; we did a lot of due diligence for them and other companies like Visaphone and JohnHolt.
 
Incorporation of Limited Liability Companies and Incorporated Trustees in Nigeria; Advising on and effecting compliance with mandatory statutory returns to the Corporate Affairs Commission and other relevant bodies; Company Secretarial Services; Registration of Partnerships and Sole Proprietorships; Advising on and effecting Contentious and Non-contentious Liquidations.
Receiverships, Diversification Efforts, Schemes of Arrangement and other Reconstruction; Asset purchases, Sales, Leases, Exchanges and other Contracts related to going concerns and operating businesses, Notary signing, Public Issues, Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Restructurings, Joint Ventures; Advising on compliance with corporate registrations especially Banking, Insurance; Business laws, Stock Exchange and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) requirements; Preparation of Contracts of Employment, Staff Trust Deed, Pension Schemes, and obtaining regulatory approvals thereof.

FOREIGN INVESTMENT/INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS

Advising on laws and procedures relating to Foreign Investment in Nigeria; Establishment of Companies with Foreign interests; obtaining Requisites and Approvals (Expatriate Quota, Business Permits, Securities and Exchange Control Approvals, Immigration Requirements, etc) for companies with foreign participation doing business in Nigeria; General Legal Support for new foreign investors and carrying out legal due diligence for international business transactions.

ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES

Advising on acquisitions, disposals and financing in the oil and gas sector and the power and water sectors, energy projects and energy trading. Advising upon, reviewing and preparing various documentation relating to oil industry type agreements and various power purchase agreements. Procuring permits, licenses and approvals as are required for participation in the Nigerian Energy and Natural Resources Sector. Advising on environmental laws and compliances thereon, and representation in disputes occasioned by damages resulting from activities in the energy and natural resource sector and community related dispute.

REAL ESTATE

Advising upon and preparation of building leases and agreements and contractor finance contracts; Estate development contracts; Mortgage Finance Agreement/Market Development Contracts; Negotiation of leases, conveyances and Consents to transactions in land and general perfection of title to property throughout Nigeria; Execution of searches at the Lands Registries and advising thereon.

SHIPPING

All matters pertaining to and arising from Admiralty Jurisdiction and Arrest; Admiralty Arbitration; Bills of Lading and Sea Way Bills Cargo Claims (and title to sue in respect thereof); all kinds of Charter parties (including the preparation thereof); Maritime Causalities; General Average, Liability for Passengers, Martine Insurance, Marine Pollution; Ship finance, Proprietary interests in Ships and Ship Registrations. Procuring various permits license and waivers for operation in the Nigerian maritime industry.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

We have been active player in the intellectual property transactions within and internationally for the past fifteen (15) years. We have acted as representative and Agents to many companies in registering their products in Nigeria and also engage in trade mark litigations in courts and tribunals. We make cosseted efforts to protect the products of our clients.

LITIGATION

We have done a lot of cases in High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Nigeria. The Honourable Attorney General and Minister of Justice engaged us to participate in Prison Decongestion which we carried out successfully.
 
ARBITRATION & NOTARY
In respect of Arbitration and Notary, our Principal Partner engages in so many of them. We also carry out a lot of pro bono cases.
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