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 […]

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 […]

The Legality of Restrictive Covenants

culled from Hg.org Many who buy a home believe that they are able to whatever they feel is necessary to the house or land. If they want to alter the land and create a garden, install equipment or build additional structures, they feel they are able to do so after […]

EXECUTION OF BUSINESS IDEAS

We all get business or project ideas from time to time, some of these ideas flit around within our minds like moths seeking the light, others run around like puppies seeking expression, and others still pound insistently upon the walls of our minds, giving us no respite until they find […]

LEVERAGING DIVERSIFICATION FOR INVESTMENT GROWTH

Diversification is the best protection investors have from the risks of capital investment. Modern portfolio theory requires that investors diversify their holdings by investing in firms or assets whose financial returns are influenced by different factors. That has traditionally meant investing in firms in different industries. The object is to […]

OPM, COST OF CAPITAL AND THE FIRM

The introduction and exploitation of new ideas, the source of all major growth, requires considerable capital investment. Consequently, the degree to which an organization will develop is highly dependent upon its ability to marshal and direct a consistent flow of external funds towards the development and marketing of new products […]