CORPORATE/COMMERCIAL

Successful business people know that they need more than just a good legal technician to help them achieve their objectives. They need lawyers and law firms who, individually and institutionally, have a commercial understanding of their legal issues and interests, which often can make the difference between an acceptable legal result and a great business success.

In addition to offering a complete range of corporate and commercial law services, Solola & Akpana’s Corporate/Commercial Practice Group includes seven focus areas of practice that are especially important to the success of our clients’ enterprises.

We draw upon expertise from each of these areas as needed to produce a coordinated and multi-perspective understanding of each client’s goals and expectations, with unsurpassed levels of cost-effectiveness that help our clients achieve a solid positive return on their investment in our services.


Our Corporate/Commercial Services Include:

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

No law firm today can credibly claim to offer “full service” corporate/commercial advice without robust intellectual property law capabilities. For many of our clients, their intellectual property is their most precious asset. We offer a complete range of IP services customized to meet the special and specific structures, operations, and objectives of each client.


BANKING AND CORPORATE FINANCE

We offer a complete range of specialized services for commercial banks and other financial institutions operating in Nigeria, with commercially-aware, comprehensive advice on all international and domestic banking operations. We also advise foreign and national enterprises on some of their most strategic financing transactions.





MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

We draw upon our comprehensive store of legal expertise and experience, and combine it with our thorough understanding of the realities of strategic business decisions in Nigeria to walk our clients through the entire merger or acquisition process to a successful conclusion.



SECURITIES AND CAPITAL MARKETS

Our Firm is active in the Nigerian capital market. Because we work hard to fully understand our clients’ business objectives in every deal, we can help them anticipate issues and proactively manage legal risks before they become crises.



COMPANY SECRETARIAL, GOVERNANCE, AND COMPLIANCE

In addition to traditional company secretarial services, we deliver proactive guidance to ensure that our clients are up-to-date and fully compliant with the new regulatory environments in which corporate governance and decision making must function.





INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT AND DIVESTMENT


We have guided and represented major foreign clients in the manufacturing, investment, energy, technology, and service sectors as they establish businesses in Nigeria either in partnership with Nigerians or through companies wholly owned by non-Nigerians. We help our clients navigate all the regulatory requirements for running a business in Nigeria, as well as the practical business necessities.




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