Our wide commercial, corporate and international practice inevitable leads to great variety in our work and therefore, the exposure of our lawyers. The Firm is thus enabled to offer a very full range of professional services which best meet the varied specific requirements and needs of our clients.
Since inception, we have placed consistent emphasis upon the acquisition of a specialist knowledge, experience and skill in our chosen areas of practice. Our lawyers are therefore trained and continuously motivated towards an individual development of their full professional potential. This enables our clients in turn in their own business affairs take beneficial advantage of these skills.
Our client’s list itself is highly diversified. It encompasses multinational and foreign companies, their local subsidiaries and affiliates, state-owned corporations, stock exchange-listed/quoted companies, banks and other financial institutions. We also have a relationship with a number of large and medium-sized building and construction, manufacturing and trading companies as well as some general service companies, partnerships and family held companies. Our client growth rate is steady both in number and in diversity.
Acquisitions, Takeovers, Mergers, Restructurings. Company Formations and Floatations, Joint Ventures, Corporate Finance and taxation, Trade Marks, Patent and Copyrights, Maritime, Admiralty and Shipping, Aviation and Airplane Leasing and Acquisitions, Entertainment and Theatre, Oil and Gas, Banking and Finance.
Pre-investment advice and approvals (especially for Oil and Gas and Solid minerals), trade enquiries confidential reports and investigations on potential local joint venture partners or agent. Also Divestitures, and Corporate Negotiations in International Commercial Transactions.
BANKING & ASSET FINANCE
Asset Securitization, Asset based Financing, Off-Balance Sheet and Leasing Finance, Debt Instrumentation, Public and Private Company Floats, Money and Capital Market Operations and Other Capital Raising, Syndications, Financial Reconstructions and Restructurings, and general Banking matters, Law and practice.
Commercial, Industrial Residential Property Prospecting, Investigating, Acquisition, Development, Management and Disposals, Town Planning, Environment and Construction, Mortgage and Housing, Property Leasing, Sales, Landlord and Tenants.
Resolution of Disputes and Contentious Matters (Only in the context of Commercial and Corporate transactions) Insolvency and Contentious and Non-contentious Liquidations, Arbitration, Employment Disputes, Recovery of Debts, Assistance of Foreign Counsel under Mutual Assistance Treaties and Conventions, Enforcement of judgments, Assets Forfeiture Orders.
COMPANY SECRETARY SERVICES
The Firm has an in-house company providing company secretarial services to clients. We assist our clients companies with all corporate compliance issues and with statutory/regulatory matters. We are able to prepare and submit statutory returns, maintain statutory registers, conduct and take minutes at all director and shareholder meetings and act also as company registrars
Our International Property Law practice covers the traditional areas of trade marks, patents, designs and copyrights.
The Firm receives and processes instructions, both locally and internationally, for registration of trade marks, patents and designs, and handles litigation for the protection and defense of the whole range of intellectual property rights.
With a marked increase in our intellectual property practice, a decision was taken to establish a branch office in Abuja (given amongst other factors, the status of the city as the seat of the trade marks and patents registry), the new office will ensure an even faster return in our processing of clients’ instructions. But more importantly it will mean a drastic reduction in the fees for all our intellectual property work, pre-investment approvals, and compliance/regulatory activities.
MARITIME, ADMIRALTY & SHIPPING
OIL & GAS, SOLID MINERALS
ANALYSIS OF LAWS & POLICIES