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Practice Areas

 

Our Energy & Projects Group provides a comprehensive range of legal services throughout the entire value chain of the oil and gas industry to public and private institutions alike. We are able to advise and provide legal representation in a wide range of areas such as the acquisition of concessions both onshore and offshore Nigeria, upstream exploration and production, commercial contracts, financing, construction, refining, trading, transportation, power generation, tax planning as well as dispute resolution.


FINANCE GROUP

 

Our Finance Group is able to provide a comprehensive range of legal services for financial institutions, local & foreign investors, and corporate borrowers; as well as a practical and commercial approach to solving problems.

We have an in-house tax advisory team who provide support to financing operations with counsel and documentation for everything from the term sheet to closing, provision of credit facilities to collateral agreements, to debt securitizations and numerous other financing tools. Other areas are transactions involving multiple facilities, currencies and jurisdictions, the contemporaneous issuance of senior/subordinated debt and refinancing of existing debt.


CORPORATE/COMMERCIAL GROUP

 

We work closely with our Clients to determine what is best suited for their corporate/commercial needs in the areas of proposed ventures & objectives, structuring and maintaining various business arrangements including Partnerships, Companies limited by shares or guarantee, Unlimited companies, Incorporated Joint Ventures, as well as 100% foreign-owned companies. 


Our services include company secretarial services, providing advice on basic corporate decision making such as accounting, taxation, insurances, securities, compliance with corporate governance codes; and for our international clients, immigration, licenses and permits.


DISPUTE RESOLUTION

 

Members of our Dispute Resolution Group have years of litigation experience at the trial and appellate levels. We are therefore, able to provide our expertise in diverse areas of dispute resolution, including product liability, intellectual property, tort law, maritime & shipping law. 

We have extensive expertise in complex and multifaceted litigation (with first class advocacy skills), international and domestic arbitration, and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) such as mediation, conciliation and negotiation.