Areas of Specialisation
The lawyers who comprise our Corporate and Commercial practice advise corporations and financial institutions across the spectrum of matters; joint ventures, asset transfers, general commercial and corporate advisory matters. Some of our areas of specialization include:
A significant part of our Corporate Advisory work involves equity investments and divestments, cross-border and domestic acquisition as well as negotiated acquisitions and corporate restructuring, in connection with which we offer specialised legal due diligence services that focus on identifying the legal risks associated with the companies in which they wish to make investments.
In providing transaction advisory services, we typically go through the following phases:
- Transaction Structuring
- Legal Due Diligence
- Negotiation of Transaction Documents
- Drafting and Review of Transaction Documents
- Timing and Approvals
- Completion and Post-Completion
Our firm serves as Company Secretary to several companies in diverse sectors of the economy.
In addition to assisting in the establishment of companies, we also proffer advice to ensure clients comply with relevant laws and Codes of Corporate Governance. Some of our services include: convening Board and members’ general meetings and providing secretarial services, filing requisite returns with the relevant regulatory agencies, as well as, general legal advice to our clients.
We represent several corporations, companies, financial institutions and high net worth individuals in disputes arising from diverse areas of their business operations including breach of contract, debt recovery and other commercial legal services.
Our guiding philosophy is the cost effective management and resolution of disputes involving our clients. Alternative Dispute Resolution methods such as negotiation, mediation/conciliation as well as arbitration are fully explored.
Our firm enjoys a very high success rate in resolving very intricate and complex commercial disputes generally. Our strength lies in the fact that members of our team have in the past been members of teams that have handled complex litigation and arbitration for leading multinational companies.
We also have a high success rate in securing pre-emptive commercial court orders designed to prevent dissipation of assets or destruction of the res in deserving cases.
Our guiding philosophy is the cost effective management and resolution of disputes involving our clients. Alternative dispute resolution methods such as negotiation, mediation/conciliation as well as arbitration are fully explored.
Over the years, we have developed extensive competence and vast capacity in Debt Recovery and Insolvency practice, haven assisted our clients in recovering debts due to them. Our Managing Partner is a recognized insolvency practitioner who has also been appointed Receiver/Manager over several indebted and insolvent entities.