ABFR & CO's client-base is highly diversified, and the following is a description of the range of services available.


 

A. CORPORATE AND COMMERCIAL

Companies, partnerships, sole proprietorship, asset purchase, sale leases, agency, distributorship and other contracts related to the operation of business in Nigeria; public company floats and other capital raising; take-overs, mergers, re-organisations; joint ventures; advising on compliance with corporate legislation; business law and stock exchange requirements, establishing and maintaining subsidiaries and affiliates of foreign companies in Nigeria, contentious and non-contentious liquidation, receivership, schemes of arrangement and reconstruction.

B. BANKING AND CORPORATE FINANCE

Banking law advice, loan and security documentation, asset-based finance, construction finance, off-balance sheet and lease transactions, project financing and leasing, debt instruments.

C. IT AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS LAW

Drafting and reviewing legal documentation, advice on the regulatory framework of the telecommunications sector, advising on the governmental approvals and permits required, processing of applications for same in conjunction with clients at the Nigerian Communications Commission.

D. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Registration, protection, use and enforcement of trademarks, copyright, patents, designs and trade secrets, licensing, technology transfer, media law, packaging, labelling, manufacturing and distribution agreements.

E. AVIATION LAW

Drafting, preparing and reviewing legal documentation, advice on the regulatory framework of the aviation sector, advising on the governmental approvals and permits required, processing of applications for same in conjunction with clients at the relevant regulatory agencies/authorities.

F. PROPERTY LAW

Drafting, preparing, and reviewing legal documentation including loan and security documentation, procuring Governor's consent, perfection and registration of title, advising on the intricacy of Nigerian Land Law, structuring of property development and acquisition transactions such as lease and development schemes, building leases, property and site acquisition agreement, condominium and co-operative type structures.

G. OIL AND GAS

Advice on the Nigerian Oil and Gas Sector, advising on joint venture arrangements and legal documentation such as operating agreements, farm-in and farm-out agreements and technical assistance agreements, advising on compliance with the regulatory regime and environmental regulations, procuring requisite licences, applications for conversions of OPLs to OMLs, advise on labour issues and community claims.

H. LITIGATION AND ARBITRATION

Disputes relating to commercial transactions, corporate affairs, banking, intellectual property, building and construction, contracts, employment, trade, criminal law, land law, and all other aspects of the Nigerian practice.

I. MEDIATION AND NEGOTIATION

Facilitating communication and negotiation and promoting voluntary decision making by the parties involved in dispute prior to arbitration or litigation. Employing the appropriate competitive and cooperative approaches to negotiation to enable the parties reach an agreement.

J. SHIPPING

Hull and cargo claims, contracts of affreightment, including bills of lading and charter parties, ship arrests, marine insurance, P & I Insurance, sale and purchase contracts, ship building and ship repair contracts, ship mortgages, salvage and collision.

K. SPECIAL PROJECTS

Legal services in relation to the debt conversion, privatisation and commercialisation policies of the Nigerian Government, ship and aircraft financing.

 


 

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