Practice Areas

AVIATION

AVIATION

We have a large amount of experience in the practice of aviation law and litigation in Nigeria.

Our team of experts regularly counsel on legal issues specific to this sector.

Our experience in aviation include:

  • Aviation regulation
  • Commercial litigation
  • Aviation policy
  • Business aviation
  • Leasing land and airport space
  • Aircraft financing and leasing
  • Aircraft accident and litigation

ASSET MANAGEMENT

ASSET MANAGEMENT

Our team advises asset managers, funds and investors on legal and regulatory matters, as well as on the formation, advancement, administration and restructuring of investment funds of all types, and the establishing, rearrangement and sale of fund management businesses.

Our experience include:

  • Fund establishments
  • Regulatory reform, if and when necessary
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Corporate transactions
  • Investment management
  • Taxation

COMPANY SECRETARIAL SERVICES

COMPANY SECRETARIAL SERVICE

We serve as company secretary to a large number of corporate and commercial enterprises nationwide.

Our experience include:

  • Convening board meetings
  • Shareholder meetings
  • Secretarial services
  • Filing obligatory returns
  • Nominee arrangements
  • Formation of companies
  • Establishment of companies
  • Registration of companies



CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

We are firm believers in the necessity for compliance with the regulatory framework due to its essential nature.

To this end, we have trained counsels providing a range of services to state-owned entities, private corporations and various sectors.

Our experience include:

  • Regulatory services
  • Board advisory
  • Compliance
  • Due Diligence
  • Risk management
  • Internal investigations

CORPORATE RESTRUCTURING

CORPORATE RESTRUCTURING

We assist one our client through the process of restructuring for better efficiency and productivity.

This could be a scheme of arrangement, merger and acquisition, management buyout, purchase and assumption, tender offer, conversion of company, listing or delisting from the securities exchange.We facilitate turnarounds, settlements, raise capital and assist in the disposal of assets for the purpose of generating necessary cash.

COPYRIGHT

COPYRIGHT

We regularly advise on intellectual property rights i.e. trademark, patents, copyright etc.

By providing efficient, pragmatic and commercially sensible legal solutions to our clients, we ensure that their rights are very well protected.

Our experience include:

  • Copyright, trademark and patent rights
  • Intellectual property acquisition
  • Licensing, vetting and distribution

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

The litigation team understands complex cases and strive to ensure that cases are settled on terms advantageous to our client.

Disputes may be mergers and acquisition/sale, commercial contracts, or business competition. Our team always ensure these disputes are tackled effectively, pragmatically and promptly. We tailor our approach to the needs of our clients, be they large commercial firms, or small enterprises.

Our experience include:

  • Commercial litigation
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation

ENTERTAINMENT

ENTERTAINMENT

Our team is well-versed in representing entertainment clients, as well as content providers in the fields of film, television etc.

We regularly advise on intellectual property rights i.e. trademark, patents, copyright etc.

Our experience include:

  • Copyright, trademark and patent rights
  • Intellectual property acquisition
  • Licensing, vetting and distribution
  • Artist management
  • Film, television and media agreements
  • Financing and private equity investments

DEBT AND EQUITY

DEBT AND EQUITY

We provide our client with the legal advisory required for them to raise capital for business operations through, bond issuance, public offer, private placement, share capital increase.

FINANCIAL REGULATION

FINANCIAL REGULATION

Constant regulation changes affect all spheres of the financial service sector, domestically and otherwise. 

Our team aids clients by guiding them through the gradually increasing intricate regulatory landscape where national and international regulations inevitably intermingle and conflict.

Our experience includes:

  • Regulatory risks
  • Emerging markets
  • Dispute resolution
  • Foreign direct investment
  • Pioneer status
  • Minority protection

FINANCIAL TECHNOLOGY

FINANCIAL TECHNOLOGY

The importance of FinTech in the new world is one that cannot be over-emphasised. Be it securing, investing, developing or founding, our team is ready and prepped to support our clients in every aspect.

We also understand that our clients have varying techniques in this sector, and we tailor our expertise to each client’s specific need.

Our experience include:

  • Data protection
  • IP creation and protection
  • Cloud strategies
  • Regulation
  • App design and development
  • Technology licensing
  • Financial crime deterrence and detection
  • Product development and expansion

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND CYBER SECURITY

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND CYBER SECURITY

We focus on continuous innovation, particularly as the world has evolved into a digital one.

We understand the need to protect increasingly methodological technology, while enabling clients become more efficient and creative in their developments.

Our experience include:

  • Data privacy
  • Information management
  • Communications
  • Mobility issues
  • Outsourcing
  • Technology provision and offerings

INTERNATIONAL TRADE

INTERNATIONAL TRADE

The international trade team has been in existence since it was formed for the purpose of advising clients on the rights and obligations accompanying membership of the World Trade Organisation (when the organisation was newly established).

Since then, the team has grown in skills, expertise and technical/legal know-how with regards to international business transactions, and the legal systems of all regions.

Our experience include:

  • Cross border transaction
  • Foreign direct investment
  • Portfolio Investment
  • Bilateral and multilateral agreements
  • Trade issues
  • Aircraft accident and litigation

LABOUR RELATIONS LAW

LABOUR RELATIONS LAW

There are instances where the government permits employers and trade unions conduct labour management affairs and, essentially attain levels of satisfactory relationships.

Our labour relations practitioners understand the need to ensure these affairs and relationships are not only lawful, but effective. From negotiation to eventual compromise, our team is the best at what it does.

Our experience include:

  • Negotiation
  • Mediation
  • Conciliation
  • Drafting labour relations agreements
  • Employment law
  • Employment protection
  • Regulatory services

LITIGATION

LITIGATION

We at Chris Ogunbanjo LP are renowned for successfully prosecuting and defending litigation matters for our clients in courts and hearings worldwide.

Our emphasis is on effectively resolving disputes, whether commercial, civil or otherwise as promptly and effectively as possible.

Our experience include:

  • Public law litigation
  • Anti-bribery and corruption
  • Fraud
  • Insurance disputes
  • Antitrust disputes
  • Banking and finance disputes
  • Employment disputes
  • Tax disputes
  • Intellectual property disputes
  • Energy disputes

ASSET FINANCE

ASSET FINANCE

We at Chris Ogunbanjo are aware of the importance of substantial experience and knowledge of acquiring finance for the purpose of assets, fixed or otherwise.

We are recognised leaders and innovators in asset-based and structured financing transactions. Our platform and expertise combine to put us in an exclusive position to traverse the intricacies, challenges and opportunities our clients may face.

We endeavour to give our clients a competitive edge in the implementation of their business strategy, whether in the optimisation of their investments, gaining access to new and economical sources of financing, or in addressing potential risks in a constantly evolving legal, regulatory and operating environment.

Our experience include:

  • Telecommunications financing
  • Energy financing
  • Maritime financing
  • Aviation financing

ADMIRALTY

ADMIRALTY

We provide comprehensive legal services to all our clients in the area of admiralty, shipping, maritime law and all they encompass.

We especially focus on regulatory and operational matters related to the sale and lease of private and military aircrafts.

Our experience include:

  • Corporate and regulatory matters
  • Management agreements
  • Ship finance and lease
  • Ship sale and purchase
  • Joint ventures
  • Piracy
  • Crude oil and commodities trading
  • Marine insurance and causalities

ARBITRATION

ARBITRATION

We know how imperative it is for clients to have further options than litigation. Alternative dispute resolution provides the benefits of privacy, confidentiality, party-autonomy and prompt/effective processes. We regularly represent clients in local and international arbitration proceedings and ensure that disputes arising from commercial transactions are speedily and effectively resolved.

MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

Our mergers and acquisition team is constantly and actively involved in industry-wide recapitalisations and mergers within Nigeria’s ever-evolving banking and finance industry.

We aid our clients in acquisition transactions in a smooth and highly effective manner.

Our experience include:

  • Legal due diligence reviews
  • Takeovers
  • Joint ventures
  • Management buy-outs
  • Privatisations
  • Domestic and International acquisitions
  • Mergers

PATENT

PATENT

We at Chris Ogunbanjo LP understand the gravity of our clients’ patent portfolio and, to this end, take our time to learn our clients’ technology and business.

We assist in the development of innovative patent strategies through various means i.e. product development and product strategies.

Our Patent team possesses both the technological and experience needed to advise our clients, as well as protect them.

Our experience include

  • Patent portfolio
  • Patent prosecution
  • Patent registration
  • Patent litigation
  • Technology-related innovation

PENSIONS

PENSIONS

We are devoted to aiding our clients in absorbing and responding to the constantly changing pension and employment related laws.

We always seek practical solutions for our clients against the aforementioned laws, as our first priority is protecting our clients’ needs.

Our experience include:

  • Pension taxation
  • Pension agreements
  • Pension schemes
  • Asset packages
  • Employee contracts and plans
  • Executive compensations
  • Fiduciary responsibilities
  • Health and Welfare benefits
  • Protection of employment rights

PRIVATE EQUITY

PRIVATE EQUITY

The private equity team offers complete representation for the entire life cycle of our clients’ transactions i.e. from fund formation and execution to developing and implementing liquidity proceedings, if need be.

We provide our clients with comprehensive information, advice and knowledge on their portfolios to their companies’ daily operations.

Our experience include:

  • Fund formation
  • Interest planning
  • Transaction structure/restructure
  • Minority investments
  • Liquidity proceedings
  • Employee stock ownership plans
  • Dividend recapitalisation
  • Joint venture
  • Investment in public equity deals

PROJECT FINANCING

PROJECT FINANCING

Due to our expertise in project finance transactions, our clients feel safe knowing that we are here to anticipate their every needs and ensure their rights are covered in transactions ranging from the domestic to international markets.

Our experience include:

  • Estate development
  • Structure development
  • Emerging market projects
  • Maintenance contracts
  • Operations contracts
  • Privatisations
  • Concessions

REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

We constantly strive to deliver the best we can, and this is found in our Real Estate team.

We offer comprehensive real estate services, undertake sophisticated due diligence projects, and ensure our clients are provided with extensive industry insight gained from our experience handling intricate transactions.

Our experience include:

  • Executing lease agreements
  • Expediting real estate development plans
  • Providing legal advice
  • Preparing and perfecting lending agreements, as well as other related transactional documents
  • Acquisition and disposal of all types of interest in real estate from transactions involving property portfolios to sales and purchases
  • Real estate finance

REGULATORY AND COMPLIANCE

REGULATORY AND COMPLIANCE

Our team has extensive knowledge and practice in handling regulatory matters, especially those involving regulatory and statutory enforcement actions, testing the constitutionality of legislative and regulatory schemes and complex regulatory schemes.

Our team is also well-versed in helping clients design, implement and enforce comprehensive compliance and ethics programmes so as to reduce potential legal exposure. We are highly proactive and guide our clients through planning and conducting compliance and risk assessments, audits and a range of other matters.

TELECOMMUNICATION

TELECOMMUNICATION

Our team possesses an all-round strength and complexity especially with regards to our regulatory, commercial and transactional proficiency.

We advise the telecommunication sector on banking, regulatory, intellectual property, litigation and commercial contract matters, among others.

Our experience include:

  • Legal advice
  • Litigation
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Contract drafting

TRADE SECRETS

TRADE SECRETS

Our Trade Secrets team work round the clock to ensure that our clients’ proprietary information is and remains confidential and protected.

We aid clients in preventing, containing, and acquiring reparation for misappropriation of all types of trade secrets, ranging from business plans/ideas to customer lists, manufacturing formulas to computer codes.

Our experience include:

  • Industrial and commercial theft
  • Breach of duty, fiduciary or otherwise
  • Fraud
  • Intellectual property
  • Misappropriation by employees, and ex-employees
  • Negotiation agreements

TRADEMARKS

TRADEMARKS

Our team is renowned for its expertise and prowess in the protection of intellectual property rights.

With regards to trademarks, we assist brand owners in their creation, selection, acquisition, registration, maintenance, protection, and enforcement of their trademarks through an all-inclusive list of services.

Our experience include:

  • Dispute Resolution
  • Trademark registration
  • Legal advisory services
  • Protection and enforcement of trademarks
  • Maintenance of trademarks

WILL AND PROBATE

WILL AND PROBATE

We regularly advise on matters pertaining to all aspects of wills, probate and estate laws, as well as on the establishment of trusts, foundations and financial planning.

We handle antagonistic probate and trust matters, as well as disputes regarding estate and trust assets situated locally and abroad.

Our experience include:

  • Drafting of wills
  • Rights of beneficiaries
  • Letters of administration
  • Court application for issues of grants of probate
  • Removal of executors/trustees/administrators
  • Contested wills and inheritance issues
  • Contract drafting