Corporate & Commercial

We provide advice to foreign companies on investment regulations, sectoral caps, and regulatory issues relating to various sectors in Nigeria. The team actively advises and opines on barriers to entry, which include foreign investment regulations, policies, specific commitments under various trade agreements, customs duty, etc.

The team provides comprehensive legal advisory services to clients on entry strategy, business and legal options of doing business in Nigeria, the setting up a company, and related labor law/ employment laws. The firm also advises clients on issues relating to employment, expatriate quotas, and CERPAC for their expatriates (employees).

We have significant experience in dealing with mergers & acquisitions, private equity, joint venture agreements, international securities, foreign exchange regulations, business rescue, and capital markets transactions. Our lawyers are ready to assist in understanding the prevailing regulatory regime applicable to foreign investors as well as the available recourse.


The Firm provides legal advisory services in the area of raising capital in private companies, takeovers, public issues/ offerings, private placements, buy-back, renounceable and non-renounceable rights issues, and other Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) related issues. Our team members would hold your hand through the transaction from the preparatory restructuring and due diligence to post-closing corporate governance.

The Firm has immense experience in dealing with SEC on compliance-related issues such as continuous disclosure, listing criteria, and regulatory filings and is regularly assisting its clients on this front.


Our Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency team leverages on a fine balance of knowledge of corporate law with an acute sense of business awareness and strategies to deliver the most adept solutions in business rescue, business restructuring and insolvency management. Wherever you find yourself as a going concern and whatever your stake in a stressing company, we deploy specific strategies to meet your needs. We have attained notable results through a fine combination of tactical advance planning based on an objective evaluation of the feasible business, legal and regulatory outcomes and we ensure that you avoid unnecessary restrictions to optimal results. We are focused on managing the diverse interests of the stakeholders in each and every of such transaction.

We have a unique approach in handling corporate restructuring and reorganizations. To us the priority is first to preserve the company and for this, we have deployed a number of solutions like asset integration and combination, strategic alliances, financial recapitalizations and restructuring. Even in the event of insolvency, we leverage on our in-depth knowledge of the sector to ensure the best possible outcome for the diverse interests involved in the transaction.

Members of our team have over the years honed their skills and special knowledge of the practice and collectively we boast of decades of experience in the business rescue and restructuring law. Our team also advise on insolvency issues in business, corporate and financial transactions. Our practice touches on all aspects of distressed debt trading and securities issues. We offer services in liability management and contingency planning in cases of insolvency.

Olawunmi Ojo

Head of Corporate & Commercial Practice
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