Relevant Experience

Petroleum and Energy

  • Advised on several issues that arise from downstream operations in the Nigerian petroleum industry;
  • Advised on the acquisition of a participating interest in Oil Mining Leases, Production Sharing Contracts, marginal fields and other assets in the oil and gas sector;
  • Advised on lease of a barge and sea-faring vessels as well as trading of Liquefied Petroleum Gas;
  • Advised on the applicability of the Nigerian Oil & Gas Industry Content Development Act, 2010 to the operations of a number of clients. This involved making a presentation to the Nigerian Content Board on behalf of the client;
  • Advised on the renewal of Oil Mining Leases and the effect of the Petroleum Industry Bill on the renewal;
  • Advised on the acquisition of a power distribution company in the BPE-led privatization of the PHCN successor companies;
  • Advised on the acquisition of a power generation company in the BPE-led privatization of the PHCN successor companies.

Finance and Securities

  • Advised on issuance a Senior Secured Notes issuance transaction due in 2017 and warrants exercisable for the common shares of a client company;
  • Advised on a N5 Billion Unit Trust Scheme targeted at Nigerians in diaspora;
  • Advised on US$130 Million transaction for the acquisition of some aircraft;
  • Advised a syndicate of lenders on the financing and refinancing of a major real estate asset east of Nigeria;
  • Advised on an Irrevocable & Unconditional US$600 million federal government guarantee bond issuance for the manufacturing and textile space;
  • Advised on the issuance of Enrolment Debenture instruments for a client in the educational sector;
  • Advised on a Senior Secured Notes issuance transaction due in 2019;
  • Advised on a multi-million dollar Reserved Based Lending Debt Facility;
  • Advised on a multi-jurisdictional private placement transaction to raise over US$50,000,000 for the development of its oil and gas assets.

Corporate Commercial

  • Conducted the winding up proceedings for companies;
  • Advised on tax, legal and regulatory framework for real estate investment in Nigeria;
  • Advised in connection with restructuring its business relationship with Cortech Oil Services Limited to be in compliance with the Nigerian Local Content Act;
  • Advised on establishment of a joint venture companies is in compliance with the Nigerian Local Content Act;
  • Advised on the corporate restructuring and implementation of Group Structure for multi-diversified business concerns.

Company Secretarial

  • Providing general secretarial duties to corporate institutions and advising on compliance issues.

Information and Communications Technology

  • Advised a Front-end Partner to the National Identity Management Scheme (NIMS) on the personalization of Citizens’ security cards and other areas collaboration with NIMC on the National Identity Card project;
  • Advised technology firms on deployment of shared platforms for the finance and telecommunications spaces;
  • Advised the pioneer and industry leader in the agency-banking space on its capital restructuring and legal issues arising from its market repositioning;
  • Advised on the corporate restructuring and re-positioning of a major group of communication companies with satellite, free-to-air media companies with footprint extending to west, central and south Africa