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Corporate and Commercial Law Practice Group

Our non-contentious corporate and commercial matters are undertaken within our Corporate and Commercial Law Practice Group.

Our team of skilled and experienced lawyers in this Practice Group always delivers clear, practical, and timely responses to our client’s enquiries and requirements. Our corporate and commercial lawyers routinely advise businesspeople, startups, governments and large corporates on a wide range of mandates.

These include matters concerning banking and finance, business registration and incorporation, company secretarial, commercial contracts, corporate due diligence, corporate restructuring, data protection, employment, insurance, intellectual property, licensing, media and entertainment, oil and gas, power, real estate and regulatory compliance.

Our corporate and commercial law practice is constituted by four practice units.

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Company Secretarial Practice Unit

Our company secretarial services are delivered through our wholly owned subsidiary entity, TOLP Corporate Services. Our company secretarial practice is made up of highly skilled lawyers with extensive experience in Nigerian corporate law. We provide innovative company secretarial services to both small and large size corporations that operate businesses in various market sectors. We arrange board and general meetings for companies and provide comprehensive and articulate minutes of meetings to the clients within a short period of time. Our lawyers are diligent, proficient and well-trained in dealing with all of our clients' transactions.

Intellectual Property and Technology Practice Unit

Our intellectual property team provides a full range of commercial, intellectual property law, privacy, sourcing and technology law services for clients. We provide advice and representation to foreign and domestic clients in connection with the identification, protection, exploitation, management and enforcement of their intellectual property rights. We advise our clients as to their legal obligations in terms of registration and renewal of their IP licenses, exploitation and transfer of their rights, assertion of their ownership against infringement and competition, and regulatory compliance with national and international laws. Clients of our technology practice include some of the world’s largest technology companies and we advise on a wide range of technology issues such as the development, use, protection, regulation, transfer, protection and exploitation of new technology and technology products.

Real Estate Practice Unit

We routinely act for governments, landholders, financial institutions, investors, landlords, tenants, dealers and developers in various types of real estate transactions. These include acquisition, investment, development, redevelopment and refinancing. We have great experience in investigating and deducing title, drafting conveyancing documentation, obtaining statutory consent and registering land documentation at the land registries. TOLP lawyers are familiar with the different perfection processes that obtain in different parts of the country and are able to close clients' transactions, without geographical limitations. Our real estate lawyers assist clients to protect their interests at every stage of property development, including planning, due diligence, perfection of title, corporate structures and joint development agreements. We also advise both landlords and tenants in relation to both residential and commercial leases.

Regulatory Compliance and Business Advisory Practice Unit

We have, over the years, developed and maintained useful relationships with key regulatory agencies which are significantly advantageous to our clients with respect to regulatory compliance matters generally. We have substantial expertise and experience in providing advice to clients on regulatory compliance matters. We advise local and foreign clients engaged in international transactions who conduct business in Nigeria, either directly or through subsidiaries, on the complexities of Nigerian law and regulations. We work with clients to draft anti-corruption policies and procedures, respond to cross-border information requests and conduct legal and regulatory audits. Our clients typically operate in a diverse range of industries, including oil and gas, construction, infrastructure, fast moving consumer goods and consultancy services. Our lawyers advise on various registrations and compliance matters with governmental agencies such as the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission, Corporate Affairs Commission, Federal Inland Revenue Service, Standard Organization of Nigeria and Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission.