Chris Ogunbanjo Nominees Limited (“CONL”) is the Company Secretarial arm of Chris Ogunbanjo LP and its client profile ranges from start-ups to multinational companies.
Our unique understanding of Corporate governance and best practices stems from our Founder and Consultant, Chief Chris Ogunbanjo OFR., CON who, as the Chairman of the Consultative Assembly of Company Law, together with members of CONL were responsible for drafting the Companies and Allied Matters Act, the all-encompassing legislation on company law in Nigeria.
We provide a full range of company secretarial and advisory services to public and private companies. The risks of non-compliance with local regulation are considerable with the potential for tough punishments for organizations and individuals.
Our Company secretarial services include:
We advise our clients on the use of appropriate corporate vehicles and optimal share capital structures subject to their business objectives.
Assist in the incorporation of companies, representative and branch offices as well as limited partnerships.
Assist in the establishment of non-governmental organisations and charities.
Entity Maintenance and Compliance
We support our clients in dealing with compliance matters and ensure the entity remains in good standing at all times.
File all statutory returns, relevant resolutions, changes in composition of the board as well as in the capital structure of the company
Ensuring the scheduling and holding of all statutory meeting as required by the Companies and Allied Matters Act CAP C20 LFN 2004 (CAMA), namely the quarterly board and general meetings..
Provide registered office and correspondence address.
Provide nominee shareholder services
Maintain custody of the corporate seal and statutory registers
Corporate governance and best practices
Globally companies are facing increasing demands for transparency, evidence of ethical behaviour and safeguarding regulation. Nigeria has not been exempt from scrutiny from the regulators. In fact Nigeria has multiplicity of codes of corporate governance with distinctive dissimilarities thereby requiring companies to keep close attention to ensuring compliance.
We advise on best practices of corporate governance standards and changes to relevant corporate governance codes.
Assist in preparing Board and Committee charters and drafting policies such as Conflict Resolution, Whistle-Blowing etc
Advise companies on their reporting and compliance obligations under the Nigerian Stock Exchange Listing Rules.
Drafting of minutes, preparation of board induction documentation and distribution of same.
Foreign Investor and Diplomatic Support
We help our foreign clients overcome the myriad of hurdles in investing in the Nigerian economy.
We offer assistance and advice on registering Management and Technology agreements.
We assist in the procurement of Work and Residence permits and their renewals.
We issue invitation and hosting letters to our clients to facilitate visa applications to Nigeria
We work closely with the banks in applications for Certificates of Capital Importation for foreign investors and will assist in the procurement of other post-incorporation approvals as may be required by the relevant Industry regulator