The ever-changing landscape of business requires sound legal knowledge and application. Our corporate and commercial law practice provides advice for every stage of the corporate business cycle, including establishment, expansion and dissolution. We render general business advisory services including investments, divestments, restructuring and joint ventures.
Whatever form their business adventure takes, our lawyers are positioned to ensure the legal and commercial interests of our clients are protected and related risks identified and mitigated.
Members of our team advise clients on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) venture capital, foreign and domestic investments, contract negotiation and review, due diligence, insolvency and private equity. We aim to we assist clients through all stages of their transactions to ensure successful deal outcomes.
Some of the other service offerings we offer under this heading include:
Market Entry Support
We provide market entry support services through reliance on our in-depth knowledge of Nigeria’s regulatory and commercial landscape. To this end we advise on efficient legal structures, identify and proffer solutions for the mitigation of risks, advice on business incentives available, including tax incentives and waivers. We undertake the necessary research to provide accurate, industry-specific advice to our clients thus aiding them to take informed business decisions.
Due Diligence Services
Legal due diligence is a critical component to the successful closing of particular business transactions. We are versed in conducting due diligence and effectively utilise data made available on the target entity, assess the data, identify the risks and where applicable, proffer solutions for the mitigation of such risks. In undertaking this exercise, we ultimately help our clients evaluate the target company’s status and risks involved in the transaction. This greatly enables our clients to make informed decisions about how to proceed with the transaction at hand. Types of transaction for which these services are offered for transactions include mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, capital market offerings, vendor and real estate due diligence.
Corporate Health Check
It is very important for companies from time to time to check their compliance status when benchmarked against the requirements of existing legal and regulatory framework. This need is usually more prevalent in smaller companies that have no fixed, internal structure for legal and regulatory monitoring, compliance and corporate governance. We offer services in this respect that prove very essential to companies preparing for fresh capital injection, companies preparing to bid for industry contracts, and those about to undergo enhanced external or regulatory scrutiny. We will in this respect examine the records of the company, statutory filings and returns and other outstanding obligations. We usually also work with our partner firm of accountants whenever needed to ensure this examination is wholistic and effectual.