We offer our services in the following areas of the law practice:
LITIGATION AND ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
We have a strong commercial litigation practice and all the professional members of the firm are qualified to appear before all courts in Nigeria. Our litigation practice amongst others covers areas such as aviation, maritime, copyright, employment, land & real estate, environmental law claims, claims arising from tort, contract claim settlements, receiverships and debt recoveries. We cover international and domestic arbitration, expert determination, adjudication procedures and mediation. We provide clients with nationally recognized litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution skills.
LITIGATION AND ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
We have a strong commercial litigation practice and all the professional members of the firm are qualified to appear before all courts in Nigeria. Our litigation practice amongst others covers areas such as aviation, maritime, copyright, employment, land & real estate, environmental law claims, claims arising from tort, contract claim settlements, receiverships and debt recoveries.
We cover international and domestic arbitration, expert determination, adjudication procedures and mediation. We provide clients with nationally recognized litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution skills.
COMPANY SECRETARIAL LAW
We provide comprehensive corporate secretarial services to both local and multinational companies and we assist them in complying with various laws. Our services include
incorporation of companies, transfer of shares, maintenance of statutory records, advising shareholders and preparation of minutes, filing of statutory documents, arrangements for nominee directors and shareholder services, provision of Bank signatory services, notifying companies on compliance with legal and procedural requirements of directors and the Board of directors of changes in governmental laws that affect the operation of their business and many others
We assist in the implementation of corporate strategies by ensuring that the board’s decisions and instructions are properly carried out and communicated. We also provide a central source of guidance and advice to clients on matters of business ethics and good governance.
CORPORATE & COMMERCIAL LAW SERVICES
We offer comprehensive legal services to corporate bodies on general commercial matters and complex commercial transactions such as joint ventures, limited liability companies and partnerships. We frequently handle matters relating to corporate structure, the relationship between shareholders and management, mode of subscription of capital, transfer of shares, minority protection, composition of the board and management, labour, compensation, staff welfare, pension issues and other matters.
We regularly advise our clients on mergers, acquisitions and take-over of companies. We act as consultants to multinational companies seeking to increase their investments in Nigeria and give legal advice on current changes in laws as they may affect their operations.
CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION COMPLIANCES
The corporate affairs commission, is regulated by the Companies And Allied Matters Act (CAMA) we offer services in relation to the three parts of the Act as follows:
A. INCORPORATION OF COMPANIES
In relation to Part A of CAMA, we can assist our clients in carrying out Pre-incorporation and post-incorporation of companies at the corporate affairs commission Abuja.
- PRE-INCORPORATION: our services ranges from getting approval and reservation of names, registration of companies here in Abuja as it is faster and efficient since the corporate affairs commission’s headquarters is here in Abuja. We prepare the memorandum and articles of association of the companies and also render advise on what is needed for hitch free incorporation, ranging from the required minimum share capital, proficiency certificate, etc.
- POST-INCORPORATION: our services includes but not limited to COMPANY SEARCHES, payment of annual returns, filing of mortgage, deed of release, obtaining court order to file mortgage out of time, obtaining order to relist a delisted company, alteration of memorandum & articles of association, change of company name, appointment and change of company secretary, appointment and removal of directors, change of company registered address, increase and reduction of share capital, registration of group of companies, re-allotment of shares, filing of share transfer and transmission, winding up of companies ETC.
B. BUSINESS NAME
We also render services In relation to Part B of the CAMA, for pre-registration and post-registration of Business names.
- PRE-REGISTRATION: In area of pre-registration of business names, we render services in getting approval and reservation of the names, pending registration, assist in filling the form and also do the filing.
- POST-REGISTRATION: we also render services in post-registration of business, Searches, filing of change of business name, filing of change of proprietors, payment of annual returns, filing of change of object, ETC.
C. INCORPORATED TRUSTEES
We also render services in relation to Part C of CAMA, for pre-registration and post-registration of Incorporated Trustees.
- PRE-REGISTRATION: our service covers getting approval and reservation of names, registration of clubs, churches, ministries, associations, pressure groups and all forms of non-governmental organizations. We also carry out the preparation of the required constitution, filling of the statutory trustee forms, making publications in national newspapers as required by law, procurement of trustee seal ETC.
- POST-REGISTRATION: we render services in the area of post registration of incorporated trustees under part C of CAMA.
ENERGY & NATURAL RESOURCES LAW
We have developed a major practice in this area which covers the whole range of the energy and natural resources sectors including oil and gas, mining, electricity and power. We advise on regulations, development, acquisitions and disposals within the industry
We bring to bear our considerable experience in the area of privatization and have advised on the restructuring of gas and utility projects. With our expertise on the legislative requirements of the industry, we negotiate Production Sharing Contracts, Joint Venture Contracts and also review Gas Supply Contracts. We assist in the establishment of oil service companies in Nigeria
Our firm also offers comprehensive legal services to clients in the power sector. We advise on compliance with the Electric Power Sector Reform Act 2005 and also advise government entities and the private sector on a range of areas which includes Power Purchase Agreements (PPA), acquiring interest in Independent Power Producer (IPP) projects and power generation projects.
In the Mining sector, we advise on the exploration and exploitation of mineral resources and the establishment of mining interests in Nigeria and we review Exploration Agreements and Joint Venture Agreements on behalf of major mining companies. We have considerable experience in construction and mining projects and we have gained experience in building and expanding mining operations
We render legal services in the area of registration of trademarks, inventions and industrial designs. We could also advice on the classes of trademarks, and also on how to register Bromides, slogan and the marks, together, to save cost. On inventions (patent), we draft the claims as required by the rules, to meet the required standard.
We also advice our of clients on how to maintain an economic monopoly for their creative works and their exclusive right to production, reproduction or adaptation of their creative work.
We advise our clients on the commercialization of their intellectual property. We have significant experience advising clients on related issues such as regulatory matters, privacy, data protection, distribution agreements and branding.
We also provide a full range of litigation and arbitration services in intellectual property disputes, patents, technology transfers, copyrights, trademarks, franchising, licensing, and trade secrets.
We have considerable experience in maritime litigation and arbitration and have handled cases arising from cargo claims, carriage of passengers and goods, charter party, limitation and extent of the carrier’s liability, bill of lading, insurance, safety, regulatory and general legal issues
We are also involved in the registration, leasing and purchase of ships and negotiating the settlement of claims that may arise.
We have extensive hands-on experience in the sale and purchase of various types of properties. We advise our clients alongside our retained network of surveyors and estate agents to ensure that every aspect of a prospective deal is covered.
We have worked for local and international banks and corporate organizations on mortgages and property transactions for over the years. We have advised both local and foreign companies and individuals on various aspects of property transactions and prepared property related security documents including debentures, mortgages, charges, assignments and power of attorney. We have also advised on construction projects including site acquisition, funding, lettings and disposals
We have also assisted some of our clients in obtaining leases or renewing leases from government parastatals and statutory bodies
REGULATORY ENFORCEMENT AND COMPLIANCE
We advise our clients on compliance with all laws existing in Nigeria. To achieve this, we advise them on legal issues that they need to consider before commencing operations in Nigeria.
Also, we advise companies on new laws which they need to comply with on a regular basis. Thus, at any stage of a transaction or in the life of a company, it is important that clients are well informed of all new laws and regulations that affect their operations
TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND IT
We handle advisory and regulatory assignments in the telecommunications sector. We have ability to find practical solutions in this area of law.
Our services include advising on the legal framework for operating in this sector, ensuring compliance with the relevant laws and regulations and obtaining operational licenses in all areas of the telecommunications sector.
We serve clients in every sector of telecommunications, broadband and information technology industries including Wireless Service Providers, Broadband and Internet Access Service Providers, Wire line Telecommunications Service Providers, Information and many other Communications Services Providers.
We also advise technology companies on a full range of corporate transactions and regulatory issues in the industry including Investment Agreements, Joint Ventures, disputes arising from IT contracts etc