Our practice covers all fields of Commercial Law but we have extensive transactional experience in the following areas:

Intellectual Property
The firm has extensive experience in IP related transactions and has an impressive client base consisting of clients from around the globe covering various industry groups.
The firm renders a watch service which helps clients monitor their IP interests.
Members of the firm are also active in the organizations that work towards the protection of IP Rights such as Pharmaceutical Trademarks Group (PTMG), International Trademark Association (INTA), International Association for the Protection of Industrial Property (AIPPI)

The firm has core competencies in:

  • Registration, protection, enforcement, transfer and revalidation of Trademarks, Patents and Copyrights.
  • Portfolio Management & Administration
  • Searches
  • Consultancy
  • Product Registration (NAFDAC & other regulatory bodies)
  • Licensing and Transfer of Technology
  • IP Litigation

Corporate Finance
The firm has evolved into a good brand resulting from its extensive experience in Corporate Finance Practice, with core competencies in: 

  • Rights Issues, Initial Public Offerings & Offers for Subscription
  • Revenue & Corporate Bonds
  • Private Placements
  • Conduct of Due Diligence
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

The firm has satisfactorily handled many transactions in this area of practice including:

  • Advising Transnational Corporation Nigeria Plc (Transcorp) in the N17 Billion successful Acquisition of 51% shares in NIRMSCO Properties Ltd.
  • Advising GTI Insurance Ltd. (now Insurance PHB) and BGL Ltd. on their respective private placement of shares.
  • Advising Oceanic Bank Plc, Standard Trust Bank Plc (now UBA Plc) and DAAR Communications Plc on their respective Initial Public Offering of Shares.
  • Advising Union Bank of Nigeria Plc in its Acquisition of UTB during the Banks reconsolidation.
  • Advising the Bauchi, Rivers and Abia states on their respective Bonds issues.
  • Advising Transnational Corporation Nigeria Plc (Transcorp) in it's debt restructuring and refinancing.
  • Advised Niger Insurance Plc. on their Rights Issue.

Energy And Natural Resources
Our specialisation in this sector covers:

  • Oil & Gas
  • Mining
  • Power
  • Solid Minerals
  • Water Resources

Some of the transactions we have undertaken include:

  • Advising Sadiq Petroleum Limited in its successful bid to be the core investors in Africa Petroleum Plc. in the Privatisation Programme.
  • Rendering advice on the Syndicated Equipment Lease Facility for Eagle Mining Company (a Joint Venture between Carbomin Ltd. (UK) and Nigeria Coal Corporation).
  • Advising Afro Oil Services Limited in its bid as core investor for Unipetrol Nigeria Plc under the Privatisation Programme.

The firm also facilitates applications for various permits which clients require in their various business interests.

Alternative Dispute Resolution
Our specialisation in this sector covers:

  • Arbitration
  • Negotiation
  • Mediation and Conciliation & Commercial Litigation

We have also secured arbitral awards for various clients particularly in the Oil & Gas sector.

Structured Real Estate

The firm has a very efficient Real Estate Department and our core areas of competence in this sector include:

  • Acquisition & disposal of interests in landed property
  • Project finance
  • Joint Venture Schemes
  • Investment Trusts

Our transactional experience includes:

  • Disposal and acquisition of highbrow properties for Diplomatic Missions, Corporate Organisations and private entities.
  • Advised and facilitated a novel scheme for Development, Financing and Letting of Apartment Blocks in Ikoyi, Lagos which has been adopted as the market standard for such transactions. 
  • Arranged various novel Joint Venture Schemes for the redevelopment of landed property for Pension Funds and private entities.
  • Advised and facilitated the development of CITY MALL an ultra modern shopping mall in Lagos Nigeria.

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