LABOUR/INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

People are one of the most important assets for all of our clients; but, as any business person knows, these assets need ongoing care and also sometimes imply serious legal risks.

We deliver commercially-aware and cost-effective advice and support through all stages in our clients’ experiences with their employees: from hiring, through workforce structuring and human resources management compliance, to the eventual end-of-employment relationship. We not only help our clients respond appropriately and efficiently to problems when they arise, we also help them spot and understand legal vulnerabilities and practical risks in their employment and human resources management policies and procedures.

Our leading services


  • Employment contracts preparation, review and advisory
  • Workforce integration and industrial relations in acquisitions and mergers
  • Advice and legal risk management in innovative workforce structuring, such as outsourcing
  • Proactive legal risk management advice in recruitment and personnel policies and procedures
  • Application for CERPAC permits
  • Employee injury claims and recovery
  • Providing Work-from-Home (WFH) legal advisory and structure to human resource departments within organisations

Some instances of how we have helped our clients

  • Successfully defended an indigenous oil exploration company against a wrongful dismissal claim by a former employee.
  • Represented several oil services companies in settlement negotiations for compensation for workplace accidents.
  • Regularly advise a human resources management consultancy company on legal and regulatory issues in recruiting, termination of employees, taxation, and compliance.
  • Regularly assist our clients in obtaining expatriate quotas from the Ministry of Interior, and in renewing residency permits.
  • Successfully defended our clients in several workplace sexual harassment lawsuits.
  • Advised a Nigerian Oil Company on employee injury claims procedure under the relevant Nigerian laws.
  • Advised a Cleantech company on the HSSE minimum requirements for employee safety under an offshore oil and gas project.
  • In light of the COVID-19 restrictions, advised an international oil company on the suitable WFH structure to ensure employee privacy, fair labour practices and compliance with labour laws such as primary place of work, allowances for outpost work, per diem payments for overtime and related matters.
  • Advised a multinational company on payment of hazard allowances to workers in the oil and gas sector.
  • Advised a National Gas Company on employee unionization of contract workers, casualization, collective bargaining agreements and sundry labour matters.
  • Continue to provide support in employment settlement and negotiation claims against our clients.