Dispute Management & Resolution
The firm has a strong Commercial Litigation team with a knowledge base in all forms of dispute resolution which works toward making the process hassle-free for the clients and ensures that disputes are resolved efficiently and cost-effectively. The team advises across a diverse range of industries engaged in manufacturing activities, telecom, energy, print media, hospitality, natural resources, financial services, insurance, health, entertainment, information technology, intellectual property, workplace relations, retail and trade, property and construction activity.
Drawing on past successful cases, the firm is well equipped to handle litigations of complex nature in the country. The Firm can boast of several landmark decisions that have been pronounced in the litigations handled by the Firm.
Employment & Labour
The firm advises both domestic and international clients on the complex regulatory and legal aspects of employment and labor law in order to enable full compliance with all the applicable laws and provisions.
The firm is actively involved in drafting and reviewing employment documentation and advising on a wide range of labor law-related queries, including structuring of ESOPs, transfer of employees, termination, non-compete issues, and the like.
The group predominantly represents companies and their management on employment-related projects and litigation.
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.
CAPITAL MARKETS AND SECURITIES LAW
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.
CORPORATE RESTRUCTURING & INSOLVENCY
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.
TTA has considerable expertise in prosecuting admiralty claims and marine insurance-related disputes. It also advises clients on ship arrests and cargo claims, ship finance, acquisitions and sales of vessels, cabotage compliance, and charters.
Elsewhere, beyond shipping-related work, the firm provides a full range of consultancy services to clients in the sector
Fiscal & Finance
The banking & finance team offers comprehensive services to lenders, borrowers, advisers, and other intermediaries. The clients include leading banks, financial institutions, and business houses.
Deal management and the ability to handle challenging structuring issues and complex negotiations are the main strengths of the firm. The scope of work covers the entire spectrum including structuring transactions, drafting term sheets and transactional documents, negotiations, advising on the regulatory framework and related issues.
ICT & Media
We have considerable experience in advising companies in information and communication technology and outsourcing sectors and on various legal issues involving privacy, protection of data, and online gaming/ gambling.
The team members have advised and assisted companies in matters relating to data theft, hacking, phishing, pharming, spamming, the liability of service provider obligations on intermediaries and network service providers, data centers, etc.
Our team recently advised and assisted several companies in structuring, the commencement of business operations in the online gaming/ gambling sector and has assisted them in drafting, negotiating, and finalizing related commercial and licensing contracts.
The team has expertise in handling large-scale real estate transactions including those involving FDI in the real estate sector and has in the past provided advisory with respect to the township, residential schemes, and other residential and commercial real estate projects in Nigeria. The firm has advised on complicated joint development arrangements involving issues relating to sharing of interest, sharing of revenue, risk allocation, and reversionary interest among others.
We are currently working on the structuring of a joint development arrangement between an integrated real estate company and a firm of developers for the development of 200 units of a residential estate in Lagos state.
We understand the dynamics and the full essence of intellectual property (“IP”) assets. We continue to commit resources to the creation, utility, valuation, acquisition, and protection of IP assets. Our comprehensive capacity development remains our outstanding competitive advantage. We render bespoke legal advisory and transaction solutions from due diligence, IP valuation, acquisition of IP, and related agreements and partnerships/ joint ventures with an aim to transfer/ share/ development of IP.
Our team has rendered services to multinational and Nigerian companies across a broad range of sectors and industries including large technology companies, technology start-ups electrical and household, telecommunications, consumer goods, defense, education, publishing, and media houses, etc. on issues pertaining to registered and unregistered IP rights including trademark, copyright, designs, domain name registration, patent, licensing, and technology transfer matters, apart from management of IP portfolios.