Corperate & Commercial law

headed by Sunday Edward, Esq.

Range of Services offered include : Full Corporate and Commercial services from formation to winding up; including but not limited to due diligence searches, Corporate governance, Secretarial services, Debt recovery and debt management, insolvency, receivership and all matters relating to the application of the provision of the Companies and Allied Matters Act CAMA) and other laws relating to companies and company administration in Nigeria.


Our main governing statutes constitute:

The Common Law of England and doctrines of Equity
Company and Allied Matters Act Cap C20 LFN 2004
Companies Income Tax Act
Central Bank of Nigeria Act 1991 Bank and Other Financial Institutions Act 1991 Property and Conveyancing Law
Conveyancing Act 1881, Statute of Fraud 1677 Law Reform (Contracts) Act No.64, 1961, Land Use Act, 1978, Limitation Law.


Our Services include:

Settlement of commercial and non-commercial disputes through litigation or alternative dispute resolution.

Financial Institutions

headed by Patrick Abuka, Esq.

Range of Services offered include : Financial Institutions; Banks and banking institutions, including but not limited to primary mortgage institutions, insurance companies, insurance broking companies, etc from formation CBN approval, incorporation, Licensing, operation, governance, directors' Code of conducts, Statutory and regulatory compliance, Statutory Searches and due diligence, and Debt Collection, Insolvency, Receivership, Winding up, Secured Credit Transactions, Lending; Hypothecation, Mortgages, Charges, Consortium Lending, Business recovery, Project Financing, Equipment Leasing, Taxation (Corporate, VAT, Education State Taxes & Assessments), Capital Markets (Public offers, SEC & NSE Compliance, Stock broking Statutory Regulation And Compliance).


Our main governing statutes constitute:

Nigerian Council of Registered & Insurance Brokers Act Investment & Securities Act 1999
Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) Rules
Statement of Accounting Standards 1-21, Value Added Tax Act,Economic & Financial Crimes Commission Act 2002
Guidelines for Nigeria Banking Sector
Companies Income Tax Act
Income Tax Management Act
Education Tax


Our Services include:

Banking law
Capital money and Money markets
Secured credit transactions
Equipment leasing & Finance
Insurance & Taxation

intellectual Property

headed by Peter Oyinkenimiemi Affen, Esq.

Range of Services offered include : Trademarks Agents and Attorneys, Representing owners of trademarks, copyrights, patents and designs around the world, Apply for registration defend and oppose application and registration of intellectual property rights from commencement to the issue of Certificate of registration and applying for renewals.


Our main governing statutes constitute:

World Trade Organisation (WTO) Agreement
World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Agreement
Trade Marks Act, Cap 436, Law of the Federation of Nigeria (LFN)
Patents and Designs Act Cap 344, LFN, National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP) Act, Cap 268, LFN


Our Services include:

Agents and attorney for owners of trademarks
Copyrights, Patents and designs around the world from registration to the issue of certificate of registration and application for renewals

Admilralty & Maritime law

headed by Queen Uchegbue, Esq.

Range of Services offered include : Admiralty Practice, Ship Arrest & Detention, Ship Registration, Ship Search, Negotiating Private Financing for Acquisition of Vessel for Indigenous Shipping Companies, Drafting & Vetting Maritime Related Contracts, Maritime Consultancy Services.


Our main governing statutes constitute:

Merchants Shipping Act (1962) Cap M11 Laws of the Federation 2004
Coastal and Inland Shipping (Cabotage) Act 2003
The Nigerian Maritime Labour Act 2003
Territorial Waters Act (1967) Cap T5 LFN 2004
Exclusive Economic Zone (1978) Cap E17 LFN 2004
National Inland Waterways Authority Act (1996) Cap N47 LFN 2004
Sea Fisheries Act (1992) Cap S4 LFN 2004
Interpretation Act (1964) Cap I23 LFN 2004
Piers Act (1917) Cap P LFN 2004


Our Services include:

Acquisition
Development
Dealings and management

litigation & arbitration

headed by Moses Ogunmola, Esq.

Range of Services offered include : Facilitating debt recovery through public law system, Effecting the settlement of commercial and non-commercial disputes through litigation or Alternative Dispute Resolution Techniques; Drafting, perusing, vetting and perfecting Agreements, Mortgages, Wills, Arbitration Clauses etc. , Perfection and registration of titles including the procurement of Governor's consent to all forms of dealings on land, Carrying out probate functions, like obtaining Letters of Administration of the Estate of a deceased person, Drafting of court processes in preparation for court actions; Instituting, prosecuting and defending clients' cases from the lowest court to the Supreme Court, Supervising the execution of the judgements of courts and managing client properties, Facilitating debt recovery and the settlement of disputes through private law system of Alternative Resolution (A.D.R.) that is, Arbitration, Mediation and Conciliation.


Our main governing statutes constitute:

World Trade Organisation (WTO) Agreement
World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Agreement
Trade Marks Act, Cap 436, Law of the Federation of Nigeria (LFN)
Patents and Designs Act Cap 344, LFN, National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP) Act, Cap 268, LFN
Conveyancing Act 1881, Statute of Fraud 1677 Law Reform (Contracts) Act No.64, 1961, Land Use Act, 1978, Limitation Law.
The Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce
The Nigerian-German Business Association
The Equipment Leasing Association of Nigeria


Our Services include:

Settlement of commercial and non-commercial disputes through litigation or alternative dispute resolution

Natural Resources

headed by Nathaniel Uchegbue, Esq.

Range of Services offered include : Acreage bidding / licensing, Negotiating and drafting oil and gas related contracts (especially contracts used in the development of petroleum resources and services, sale and lifting of oil, sale and transportation of natural gas, joint operating agreements - JOAs)Energy related environmental matters, energy project finance and taxation, dispute resolution, procurement of approval for the construction and operation of petrol stations, general legal advice on oil, gas and energy matters.


Our main governing statutes constitute:

Petroleum Act Cap P10 LFN 2004
Petroleum Profits Tax Cap P13 LFN 2004
Deep offshore and Inland Basin Production Sharing Contracts Act Cap D3 LFN 2004
Oil Pipelines Act Cap 07 LFN 2004
Oil Terminal Dues Act Cap 08 LFN 2004
Oil in Navigational Waters Act Cap 06 LFN 2004
Oil and Gas Export Free Zone Cap 05 LFN 2004
Petroleum Production and Distribution (Anti-Sabotage) Act Cap P12 LFN 2004
Off-Shore Oil Revenues (Registration of Grants) Act Cap 04 LFN 2004
Associated Gas Re-injection Act Cap A25 LFN 2004
Off-Shore Oil Revenues (Registration of Grants) Act Cap 04 LFN 2004
Companies and Allied Matters Act Cap C20 LFN 2004
Nigerian Enterprises Promotion Act Cap N117 LFN 2004
Environmental Impact Assessment Act Cap E21 LFN 2004
Land Use Act Cap L5 LFN 2004
Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999


Our Services include:

Petroleum resources development and service contracts
Acreage bidding / licensing
Joint operating agreements
Energy related environmental matters
Energy project finance and taxation
Procurement of approval for the construction and operation of petrol stations