Financial Services

Financial Services

We specialise in multifaceted finance transactions including but not limited to acquisition finance, structured finance, capital markets, project finance, real estate finance and corporate trusts, restructuring, loans, guarantee issues, insolvency and regulatory matters.

Our team leverages on its vast knowledge of finance, taxation and commercial law in providing cutting edge legal services to our clients in search of financing options. Our banking and finance team collaborates with our dispute resolution, corporate, legal audit teams to provide a bouquet of legal solutions. A few of the transactions we have undertaken on behalf of our clients include the following: -

  • Our team of solicitors represented the Trustee in the State Government of Osun’s N10, 000,000.00 (Ten Billion Naira) Bond Issuance Programme.

  • We advised and defended a multi-national financial institution in a suit on consistent publication of injurious falsehood that almost threatened the multi-million dollar investment of an expatriate company in the financial institution and the attendant recapitalization.

  • Our team successfully prosecuted, on behalf of an investment company, the enforcement of undertaking as to damages according to an order of mareva injunction against the company’s account which paralyzed the activities of the company for over 20 months and exposed it to huge financial loss and brand erosion. The case has designed an incredible template in the legal industry and also set a new tone for undertaking as to damages.

  • We advised and conducted process audit on the recapitalization exercise of a multi-national financial institution to ensure compliance with the country’s legal and regulatory regime.

  • Our team advised an investor on the divestment of 100% shareholding of AMCON in a bridge bank.

  • Our Firm advised on the dynamics and implementation of a multibillion naira off-taker/concessioning agreement.

  • Our Corporate Services team conducted the security confirmation for the AMCON/BOI on-lending transaction for a commercial bank.

  • Our team also spearheaded the drafting and review of the corporate governance polices of a public company.

  • Our team represented the Federal Republic of Nigeria through the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in the prosecution of former bank executives at the High Court and Appellate Courts, during the 2009 CBN intervention in the banking sector.

  • Our team represented an indigenous company in a suit against a Federal Parastatal over a monumental breach of contract and loss of deserving revenue pursuant to a Franchise Agreement.

  • Our team conducted legal audit on a leading Pan-African Bank ensuring compliance with corporate governance policy.

  • Our team was involved in advising on, and assisting our client in the conversion, re-registration, and winding up of a company.