Solicitors from the firm have acted for insurance industry groups in dealings with the apex regulatory body – the National Insurance Commission, and for individual insurance companies, commercial and investment banks, trustees, lenders and borrowers in a wide variety of transactions.
As Nigerian companies are beginning to raise funds internationally, we are particularly well placed to support due diligence surveys of such companies on behalf of international lenders and their advisers.
Intellectual Property Department
Our team of lawyers have extensive experience of representing holders of intellectual property rights in the enforcement or defence of such rights in Nigeria. Members of the firm have acted for local and international clients in registering their rights with the appropriate registries in Nigeria, and in litigating for enforcement of these rights before the relevant registries and the Federal High Court when this has become necessary. We also monitor the registers and journals of the Trademarks and Patent Registries to ensure that the legitimate interests of our clients are not jeopardised.
We have also been involved in the negotiation of licences and leases of intellectual property rights and providing other advice on the Nigerian law of trademarks, copyright, patents, trade secrets, confidential information etc.
General Commercial Department
This Department covers areas of commercial law not covered by the other Departments or Groups. Its work includes advising on employment law, conveyancing, construction law and property development and private client services. Our lawyers have provided extensive legal advice, conducted due diligence and structured transactions for residential estates and bids for the sale of major federal government owned commercial properties.