Finance & Leasing
Recovery & Factoring
Entertainment & Franchising
This department is made up of experienced and
seasoned lawyers, who work closely together with the aim of finding
adequate solutions for our clients and their businesses. This department
offers the following services:
Privatisation, 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.
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placements, syndicated and single bank term. Standby and revolving loan
facilities, guarantees and bonds, mortgages, asset finance, packaging,
re-packaging and negotiations. Securitisation 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.
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issues arise in most transaction ranging from property to sales,
acquisitions, and financing. We advise clients on tax liabilities and also
how to structure deals to reduce tax exposure.
process applications for the licensing of food and drugs through the
Nigerian Food and Drug Administration Council, NAFDAC and advice on
compliance with regulation. Instituting and defending product liability
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.
of equipments, plants, vehicles, properties including ships and
aero-planes. Project finance, cross-border finance and syndication.
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.
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.
We are an all rounder in
this sector with probably the largest entertainment practice in Nigeria.
Clients range from financiers to creative talents (including architects),
managers, producers, recording and publishing companies and film
production firms. Our work often
involves compliance with regulations, due diligence, copyright clearance,
television, film and record production and distribution agreements,
commissioning of artistic works, multi-media, issues relating to the
operations of the information superhighway (the Internet), tele news,
telecommunications, sponsorship, advertising, merchandising, publishing
and broadcasting including the financial aspects thereof.