Practice Areas

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION & ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION

The Firm provides litigation and alternative dispute resolution services relating to commercial transactions, corporate affairs, banking, finance and regulation of financial services, intellectual property, contracts, employment law, business restructuring, land law and property matters.

TRANSACTION ADVISORY

The firm advises, negotiates, drafts and documents transactions including acquisitions, investments and divestments for individual and corporate clients. Our range of services include investigating and deducing title, assisting in planning applications, preparation and perfection of conveyance documents and assisting clients in obtaining government consents and approvals incidental to these transactions. We also conduct due diligence assurance services as well manage all kinds of commercial transactions for clients.

CORPORATE & COMMERCIAL

 

 

Our Compliance team is made up of experienced governance experts and chartered secretaries providing efficient and cost effective, responsive services that are up to date with the need of our clientele at all times. With our expertise and specialized skills, we provide comprehensive and strategic legal advice on any matter relating or incidental to the operation of commercial entities and corporate governance in Nigeria including representing multinational and international companies operating in diverse industries and sectors in the Nigerian market on issues ranging from market entry, contract negotiations, immigration, taxation, import/export, labour and employment matters. We also services on formation of corporations, partnerships and joint ventures, foreign investments, regulatory compliance, statutory reporting requirements for documentation and compliance updates relevant to our client’s business.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Our Intellectual Property Department provides a full spectrum of Intellectual Property Law management services to including the registration, protection, use and enforcement of trademarks, copyright, patents, designs, related rights and trade secrets, licensing, technology transfer, franchising and agency/distributorship agreements. The firm is a registered associate member of the International Trademark Association(INTA), Intellectual Property Law Association of Nigeria (IPLAN) and Association of European Lawyers (AEA) amongst many others. Our portfolio includes leading international brands and we represent several international trademark firms and brand owners.  We also advise on all matters incidental to the preservation, protection and beneficial enjoyment of intellectual property and its acquisition, product development, assignment and licensing arrangements. These include:

  • Advisory on the registration of trademarks, patents and designs.
  • Brand Strategy, Protection and Anti-Counterfeiting
  • Clearance searches, protection, use and enforcement of trademarks, copyright, patents, design and trade secrets.
  • Technology transfer services (including interface with the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion)
  • Product registration with the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON)
  • Researching the existence of prior registrations and applications or pending claims, renewing registrations and monitoring the use and expiration of client’s registered trademarks and patents in a prompt and effective manner.
  • Enforcement Intellectual property rights against infringers
  • Intellectual property due diligence, valuation support and licensing.

ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES

Our clients benefit from our deep knowledge of the legal, commercial and regulatory challenges of the Nigerian petroleum, energy services, mining and agribusiness industries. we provide value-added advice and support in structuring business entities transactions, ensuring regulatory compliance, providing environmental reports, arranging multilevel financings as well as audits and investigations. we pride our deep expertise and experience in this broad economic sector.

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

Our Compliance team is made up of experienced governance experts and chartered secretaries providing efficient and cost effective, responsive services that are up to date with the need of our clientele at all times. With our expertise and specialized skills, we provide comprehensive and strategic legal advice on any matter relating or incidental to the operation of commercial entities and corporate governance in Nigeria including representing multinational and international companies operating in diverse industries and sectors in the Nigerian market on issues ranging from market entry, contract negotiations, immigration, taxation, import/export, labour and employment matters. We also services on formation of corporations, partnerships and joint ventures, foreign investments, regulatory compliance, statutory reporting requirements for documentation and compliance updates relevant to our client’s business.

PRIVATE CLIENTS

We render insightful and comprehensive advice to our private clients on wealth advisory, wealth planning and protection. In providing these services, we take into account cultural, religious and peculiar dictates of our clients especially those operating in multiple jurisdictions.

INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND FOREIGN INVESTMENTS

The firm advises several multinationals and individuals in relation to investments, international trade matters and the formation of companies carrying on business in all areas of enterprise in Nigeria. We are regularly engaged to advise and obtain business permits, consents, expatriate quota positions, leases, asset purchases and divestments. We also regularly provide efficient and cost effective services on the formation of partnerships, joint ventures, regulatory permits, statutory reporting requirements for documentation and any other compliance services relevant to business.

BANKING AND INSURANCE

Services offered by the firm include loan documentation and perfection of securities, lease transactions, public company floats and other capital raisings, rights issues, mergers, acquisitions, take-overs and general advise on matters relating to the Nigerian Capital Market.

COMPANY SECRETARIAT

The firm offers company secretarial services to its various clients, our services include, convening and attending board and general meetings, corporate filings, providing advice on corporate governance issues and nominee arrangements.

REAL ESTATE

Our Real Estate services core areas include the acquisition, management and disposal of interests in real property, Joint Venture Schemes, Project finance, Investment Trusts. We offer specialized services to clients with ambitious real estate development projects including transaction advisory related to the Real Estate industry, have at various times represented individual and corporate investors, financial institutions, dealers and owners of property in such transactions. We provide our services not only to developers but also to funding institutions and owners.  Our range of services include investigating and deducing title, assisting in planning applications, preparation and perfection of conveyance documents and assisting clients in obtaining governmental consents and approvals incidental to these transactions. We presently manage various properties on behalf of both corporate and individual clients and our clientele includes major developers of malls, corporate organisations, private entities and individuals.

TAX LAW

We provide advisory services to clients on all areas of Taxation including but no limited to Personal Income Tax, PAYE, Value Added Tax, Withholding Tax, Company Income Tax, Petroleum Profit Tax, Capital Gains Tax, Settlements, Trusts and Estates Tax, Double Taxation reliefs, Education Tax and charges by various authorized government parastatals Tax Computations. The firm also advises on tax assessments as well as handles contentious issues with the various Board of Internal Revenue.   

PRIVATE CLIENTS

We render insightful and comprehensive advice to our private clients on wealth management advisory, planning and protection. In providing these services, we take into account cultural, religious and peculiar dictates of our clients especially those operating in multiple jurisdictions.