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Our Firm represents a wide variety of financial institutions including several of the leading merchant and commercial banks, various institutional lenders and borrowers in Nigeria.

Our expertise includes but is not limited to the preparation and perfecting of banking and security documentation, project financing, takeover financing, international trade issues, trust and corporate matters, advice on Nigeria’s banking and monetary legislation, mergers, acquisitions, stock offerings and various regulatory matters, and litigation arising from any of the above issues.

Although a lot of details of previous work undertaken by us is confidential and cannot be revealed, the following is an outline of our recent track record in banking and finance:
  • advising our various clients on capital market issues, including banks raising their capital prepatory to meeting the statutory N25B capital requirement
  • conducting training programmes on mergers and acquisitions and due diligence with special emphasis on financial institutions
  • advising and acting for a group of core investors to a merchant bank with regard to its recapitalisation and issues relating to ownership and control of the bank
  • advising the owners of a foreign bank on money laundering tracing and recovery issues with regard to the biggest ever financial crime scam in Nigeria totalling over US$240 Million