Corporate and Commercial Group

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At the center of the Firm’s practice is its Corporate and Commercial Group. Our team provides quality legal advice on mergers and acquisitions, project finance, private equity, capital markets, regulatory compliance, corporate restructuring, insolvency, banking, telecommunications, intellectual property, competition, labor and employment, real estate, taxation, trust, and estate planning.

Our team is well experienced at providing company secretarial and nominee services to several Nigerian and foreign-owned companies and business promoters. We are especially attuned to the needs of foreign investors and startups doing business in Nigeria. Our clients seek us out for our avid experience in interfacing with regulatory authorities and assisting clients to obtain necessary licenses and approvals.

Our lawyers have developed a reputation for resourcefulness our practice areas by providing pragmatic and innovative legal solutions geared towards achieving our client’s business goals

Highlights of work which has been done by members of this Group include:

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Advising on competition law issues arising from two major transactions in the oil and gas industry, including the application of standstill provisions and obtaining merger approval from the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC).

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Providing legal advice to an African telecommunications infrastructure company on agreements relating to supply and delivery of quick site towers and accessories valued at N1.6 billion to a leading mobile network operator.    

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Advising a leading hospitality company in the financing and development of the EbonyLife Place, a full-fledged entertainment center in Lagos, Nigeria.

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Acting as counsel to one of Africa’s leading entertainment and lifestyle television network and its affiliate companies on domestic law requirements applicable to various transactions including the carriage and distribution of its content as well as the protection and optimization of its intellectual property.  

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Providing legal advice to a social media and networking services provider on the specific law enforcement assistance and lawful interception obligations applicable to its submarine cable infrastructure project.  

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Advising an international payment solution and processing company on setting up its operations in Nigeria to provide payments solutions to various clients in the prepaid industry.  

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Providing legal advice to a leading West African manufacturer of preforms and caps on various aspects of the setting up and construction of its factory including land acquisition, negotiating and reviewing gas sale and purchase agreement (GSPA), procurement of construction materials, and manufacturing plant.

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Currently advising the sole provider of a mobile telephone lock technology in Nigeria geared to facilitate financing for mobile phones on a mixed investment comprising of equity and debt in the sum of about US$3.6 million by various private equity funds and venture capital firms.

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Acted as legal adviser to an off grid mobile electricity solution provider in a US$50 million facility granted by the United States International Development Finance Corporation.

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A multimillion-dollar reserve base facility taken by an oil and gas company subsidiary granted by an international bank.

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