Our Expertise

As a full service corporate commercial law firm we offer a broad range of specialized services covering the broad spectrum of corporate and commercial law practice and which are aimed at satisfying our diverse clientele’s business activities.

Dispute Resolution

The firm’s litigation practice is vast and we act on a daily basis in resolution of disputes. We take urgent action to obtain security for claims through arrests and injunctions. We act in disputes before the High Courts and other appellate courts covering all aspects of commercial litigation, and other facets of civil litigation.

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Banking & Corporate Finance

We advise banks on legislation relating to banks, and also implementation of the Central Bank of Nigeria policies and regulations. We undertake preparation of varied documentation for banks, including Debentures, Indemnities and Guarantees, Bonds, Commercial Paper Facility Agreements and Syndicated Loan Agreements.

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International Trade

We advise on transactions involving the use of documentary credits, and other instruments for the facilitation and finance of international trade performance bonds/guarantees and stand-by letters of credits (UCP 500). We also advise on, negotiate and document trade finance projects and security structures.

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Energy, Oil & Gas

We assist in obtaining oil prospecting, mining and exploration licenses and also securing the renewal of bunkering licenses from the Directorate of Petroleum Resources (DPR) as well as obtaining accreditation with the Nigerian National petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for oil drilling and oil service companies.

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Corporate and Commercial Law

We assist in the incorporation of Businesses (Companies, Partnerships, and Trade Names etc) and handle diverse corporate matters such as filing of Companies' Annual Returns and other corporate papers, at the Corporate Affairs Commission Abuja.
 

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Intellectual Property

We give specialist advice and guidance on the creation, ownership and protection of intellectual property rights, assets and resources, and represent clients in relation to copyright, trademarks, patents, designs, passing off, and unfair competition infringement.

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Information Technology & Communication

This is a relatively new area in Nigerian Law (and fast growing). We advise on telecommunications law and regulation in Nigeria and contractual issues in the area of interconnection, access, peering and outsourcing.

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Maritime Law

We render legal advice on various aspects of shipping (carriage of goods by sea), including charter parties, bills of lading, casualties and salvage. We also render consultancy in the area of marine insurance and risk management, be it for ships, off shore installations. We also advise on cargo insurance in international trade.

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Property and Conveyance

We undertake preparation, documentation, engrossment and perfection of all manner of conveyance documents viz. Leasehold Agreements, Mortgages, Assignments, Preparation of Powers of Attorney and related documents, in respect thereof, and conduct searches at the Land’s registry.

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Immigration

We assist in the procurement of trade permits, resident permits and expatriate quotas.

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Investment & Project Finance

We advise on the procedures for the transfer of foreign equity holdings and technology into the country. We prepare international joint venture agreements, and prepare share option agreements for financiers of joint ventures, shareholders agreements, and other documentation relevant to help structure the take-off of the investors commercial venture.

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Family Law & Asset Management

We advise clients on family matters relating to dissolution of marriages, maintenance and custody of children. We also advise clients on the most efficient and satisfactory means of distribution of wealth/assets. To this end, the chambers operates a Will Writing Service which assists clients in the preparation of Wills and Trusts.

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Company Secretary

The firm has a dedicated unit which provides a full range of company secretarial services, from the birth to the cessation of a company. The unit handles the registration of companies to be incorporated in Nigeria for both local and international clients seeking to establish business in Nigeria. 

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