A History of Insolvency Law

Early insolvency law was dominated by punitive approaches and it was not until the early eighteenth century that notions of rehabilitation gained force. Insolvency was seen as an offence little less criminal than a felony and was punishable by detention in person at the creditor’s pleasure in debtors prisons. The […]

Sexual harassment 101: what everyone needs to know

The aftermath of the Harvey Weinstein revelations has unearthed a  depth of ignorance around the whole issue of sexual harassment. There has been the routine conflation with assault and then panicky addition of “alleged” to the end of every sentence, along with wild assumptions about its rarity and triviality. For […]

Should an Employee who was not issued with an Employment letter give a written Notice to Resign?

Amaka started working as an analyst in a commodities brokerage located in Victoria Island. Shortly before her employment, the Human Resources manager had resigned due to a dispute with the senior management. Due to this state of affairs, Amaka was not issued with an employment letter by the company and […]

Investing in Renovating and Selling homes

Balogun is  a banker approaching his 55th birthday. After a 30 year career as a banker, and seeing several people make their fortunes in real estate, he has decided to become a real estate investor. His plan is to invest in underpriced property, with the objective of renovating the buildings […]

Why Lawyers Make Good Early-Stage Startup Hires

By Daniel Doktori and Sarah Reed (culled From hbr.org) It’s a startup shibboleth that entrepreneurship and formal education don’t mix. For icons such as Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates, so goes the lore, finishing a bachelor’s degree would have only stifled the creativity that fueled their companies to stratospheric success. PayPal […]

Managing Creditor Risk through Inter-Creditor Agreements

James is the CEO of  HOC Global Logistics, a company which provides shipping solutions to large organisations. Having become tired of leasing cargo ships from large vessel owners, the company desires to purchase its own ships which they can use and also lease to 3rd parties. James approaches Lakeside Bank […]

How can you transfer your music copyrights?

Wale is a music producer. Recently he composed music for a hit track which enjoyed substantial airplay for over 6 months. Consequent upon the success of his track, he was approached by an international music corporation, who requested him to transfer his copyright in the music to the company in […]

10 Reasons to Have an Employee Handbook

Jacob runs a travel agency which caters primarily to individuals seeking overseas admission. After running the company  alone for a few months, Jacob hired Lucia to work in an administrative support role. A few months down the line, Jacob feels frustrated because Lucia has not been performing to his expectations. […]

ARE SALARY DEDUCTIONS LAWFUL?

Donald owns a golf course business run through a company called Great Ltd. The business is performing poorly and there are significantly fewer customers than last year. Donald takes the view that this is the fault of his employees. He decides he will ‘make the business great again’ by firing […]