Our firm has represented and advised numerous clients on issues relating to intellectual property rights and protection. We have been involved in landmark cases which has laid precedent in this area of law. As a result of our practice of intellectual property we have been able over the years to establish a relationship with members of staff at the Trade marks Registry and this has enhanced prompt time delivery of our applications. We have also argued several trademark oppositions at the registry successfully.
Our IP practice also enjoys wide range of support from our professional affiliates from other parts of the globe with relation to foreign applications, translations and prosecution of foreign cases in order for us not to run at variance with foreign laws. The touch of deference with which we handle clients’ briefs has made us enjoy consistence patronage from major industries in Nigeria and other parts of the world.
Property and Conveyance
We have undertaking over the years the full range of property transactions involving all aspects of acquisition and disposal of land and houses, warehouses and industries. Our Firm has a large number of matters involving real estate litigation which has been successfully won. Our firm is also in a position to offer services of finding property for clients and the preparation of documentation relative to the completion of sales or purchase. Our firm in addition has been able to represent clients in sourcing finance and preparing proposals for development of properties. We have over the years obtained governors' consent applications for clients in respect of different property transactions. On conveyance we have conducted searches, negotiations for and protection of title, preparation of mortgages and debentures and registration of land instruments.
Our firm provides advice for clients involved in any form of dispute or liability, we have a strong vigorous litigation practice representing clients in major litigation cases in all significant fields of law ranging from commercial and contract disputes, patents and trademark infringements and other intellectual property matters, insurance claims and construction disputes. We also have extensive experience in negotiations, handling arbitration disputes and alternative dispute resolutions.
Our firm has rendered advise on several tax issues, which include, appropriate structuring of transactions and the selection of appropriate tax structures for the establishment of new businesses, negotiating with revenue authorities and disputing tax matters in the appropriate courts.
Our Practice in this area is very extensive, we provide a wide range of services to the business and finance sectors. Such as the formation of companies negotiations, drafting of shareholders' agreements, management and technical agreements, share and asset acquisition and disposals. We advise on company restructuring, establishment of various types of businesses and joint ventures, responsibilities of directors, commercial litigation and dispute resolution between companies.
Our firm has offered assistance to many organizations with relation to Merger & Acquisition in recent business restructuring in Nigeria. We have likewise rendered assistance to foreign companies intending to carry on business in Nigeria without hindrance and ensure the company secretaryship of these organizations.
We have acted for leading banks in Nigeria and other lending or borrowing institutions involving equity and venture capital and/or secured commercial lending transactions, project finance, equipment leasing advice and documentation, debt collection, public issue, dispute resolution as regards banking and finance issues.
Our firm has advised clients on consultancy agreements and employment contracts concerning employer/employee relations, we also render services relating to matters relating to employment litigation such as salary claims, wrongful dismissal/termination. We also provide advice on the setting up of employee pension/retirement schemes.