Banking and Finance
We advise across the full spectrum of banking and finance matters, acting for all parties within the financial market, from multinational lenders to growth corporations. As well as advising on day-to-day banking and finance issues for issuers, underwriters, borrowers and lenders. We also provide risk management services to counterparties in derivative transactions and investors in exotic securities.
We also bring practical experience of the full range of debt and equity transactions in the global capital markets, including term loans, project finance, securitisations, covered, convertible, exchangeable, taxable and tax-exempt bonds; Commercial Paper issuances, structured products, equity-linked notes; and public-private partnerships.
We recently advised a major oil and gas company on financing the development of a gas distribution facility. We have also advised on the restructuring of several companies, preparatory to listing on the stock market.
We are presently pioneering Alternative Finance transactions wihin Nigeria, supporting finance companies and SME’s towards achieving their strategic objectives and enhancing their performance.
Corporate, M&A, and Securities
We advise on the full range of corporate, mergers and acquisitions, and securities matters including Initial public offerings, Private Placements, Special Placements, NSE and SEC Compliance, buyouts, acquisitions, investments, recapitalisations, divestitures, and other monetization events.
Our multidisciplinary advisory team enables us to handle and fully coordinate highly complex domestic, cross-border and multi-jurisdictional transactions. Our team of seasoned Company Secretaries works closely with your business to provide a tailored service on all corporate advisory and corporate governance related matters including commercial contracts, corporate governance and directors’ responsibilities, corporate regulations and restructurings and shareholder management.
Financial Restructuring and Insolvency
Our financial restructuring and insolvency group comprises experts in restructuring, business recovery, insolvency and insolvency litigation, and is also able to call on the experience of consultants in the fields of banking and finance, corporate, M&A and securities; employment and labour, real estate, and tax.
We advise on loan restructurings, pre-packaged, pre-negotiated and traditional plans, Debtor-in-possession and exit financings, executory contracts, leases, intellectual property licenses, and forward, swap and trading contracts sale and purchase of distressed assets sale and purchase of distressed debt and portfolio sales.
Telecommunications, Media and Technology
Our TMT teams provide relevant industry-focused advice, delivered quickly to ensure that we add value from day one. We provide services with an eye on the needs of the client, ensuring that our clients benefit from our in-depth industry expertise and familiarity with up-to-date deal precedents. Our counsel have published works on E- Commerce, valuation and monetisation of IT based assets and vendor/service contracts in the TMT sector.
We have advised clients on Media transactions ranging from traditional publications to radio, television and movie production; including intellectual property protection, management and monetization. We have also participated in collocation agreements, regulatory compliance (NCC, NCAA, NESREA, NIS, NOTAP), real estate acquisition, and community relations for Telecommunications companies.
Arbitration, Mediation and Dispute Resolution
Our firm has developed advanced expertise in Mediation and non litigious conflict resolution. We have successfully resolved numerous commercial disputes, as well as community and personal disputes without recourse to litigation and we consistently hone our skills in this regard to provide effective client service.
With over 50 mediations successfully completed over the past 3 years, our counsel and consultants are experts in the art of Narrative, Facilitative, and Transformative Mediation techniques. Our Partners have garnered immense Negotiating expertise from years of practice in the legal and corporate milieu.
Trusts, Estate Planning and Taxation.
We recognize that tax matters are cardinal part of a successful business and provide a full service for all corporate, finance and property transactions, reinforced by our strong sector focus. We ensure that the tax angle of every transaction is adequately covered using the most current tax structuring techniques. We also provide Estate Planning and Trustee services to individuals wishing to provide for their families after their demise.
Our team also advises clients on Estate Planning and Will drafting, thereby mitigating tax liability and maximising client benefits in the event of a client’s demise.