The Corporate Commercial Department

This department is made up of experienced and seasoned lawyers, who work closely together with the aim of finding best practice solutions for our clients and their businesses. This department offers the following services:

  • Company Commercial

Privatization, joint ventures, reconstructions, pension funds, disposals, insolvency and share issues. Corporate finance, franchising, private acquisitions, floatation, right issues and venture capital. Public and private listings, public offers, underwriting, securities issues, cross-share-holdings and corporate alliances and arrangements. Formation and structuring of companies, obtaining relevant permits and approvals, company secretarial work, trustee arrangements, management buy-outs, buy-ins and commercial trade agreements. Mergers & acquisitions, private company acquisition and disposal. Venture and development capital.

  • Banking & Finance

Listings, private placements, syndicated and single bank term. Standby and revolving loan facilities, guarantees and bonds, mortgages, asset finance, packaging, re-packaging and negotiations. Securitization techniques secured and unsecured lending, capital markets, swaps and derivatives. Establishing banks and other investment and finance outfits. Advising and challenging the regulatory and supervisory role of governmental and private agencies on issues such as withdrawal or suspension of licences. General disputes on banking including boardroom disputes. Project financing, leasing, hire purchase, installments and consumer credit. Trade and export financing, property portfolio and development financing. Debt rescheduling for corporations, individuals and sovereigns.

  • Consumer Law

We process applications for the licensing of food and drugs by the Nigerian Food and Drug Administration Council (NAFDAC) and advice on compliance with regulation, coupled with instituting and defending product liability actions.

  • Employment Law

Negotiating and drafting of employment and service contracts. Employee Incentives such as employee cash/share benefits and equity participation. Advice on boardroom disputes, restrictive covenants and use of confidential information. Employment issues relating to mergers and acquisitions and disposal. Negotiation with trade unions. Actions for and against executive appointments & unfair and wrongful dismissals and judicial review of disciplinary proceedings.

  • Asset Finance and Leasing

Leasing of equipment, plants, vehicles, properties including ships and airplanes. Project finance, cross-border finance and syndication.

  • Construction

Clients include authorities, contractors, professionals and insurers on various aspects of construction law including planning law. Drawing collateral warranties, bonds, guarantees,

documentation for developers, contractors, consultants and financiers. Negotiating and drafting concessions agreements, operating and maintenance contracts, contract procurement and finding agreements and project insurance. Legal audits and often counsel alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.

  • Debt Recovery and Factoring

Conduct and defend actions for debt recovery for corporations and individuals. Protecting and recovering debts through actions such as obtaining Mareva injunctions, Garnishee, insolvency, bankruptcy and winding up proceedings. Advice on administrations, receiverships, liquidations, bankruptcy, voluntary agreements, work-out, reconstruction & directors liabilities, corporate service & company re-organization reconstitution.