At Otayemi Law Office, we are a team of dedicated lawyers with expertise in different fields of legal practice, working together to give you timeless advice and solutions to your legal worries.
The Litigation Department of Otayemi Law Firm is at the core of the firm’s vision and operations. We are keenly aware of the fact that disputes are bound to arise from personal, commercial, business, family, traditional and communal relationships. With this in mind, we help our clients navigate the complex world of Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution(ADR) with a firm goal of ensuring that the best results emerge for our clients and that their interests are maximally protected and represented from the trial stage to the Apex court of the land, if it gets to that level. As leading dispute resolution lawyers, we adapt our approach to our clients' specific needs and goals. Even when we reach amicable agreements, our focus is strategic and always on protecting our clients' best interests. Our expertise lies in problem solving and risk management. Our experienced litigation teams effectively and efficiently bring cases, (including the most complex multifaceted issues), to resolution in Nigerian courts, arbitration, or alternative dispute resolution. Our elite litigation team has secured numerous landmark rulings in Nigerian courts, and we are always available to testify internationally as Nigerian law experts. Apart from criminal litigation, we are involved in every facet of civil litigation including but not limited to Election Cases, Commercial Litigation, Land Cases and Chieftaincy Matters.
NNigeria is the world's seventh most populous country, with a large number of young people. Despite the risks, leading international and Nigerian firms are seizing equity investment opportunities in a wide range of industries, including information technology, consumer goods, industries, and financial services. These transactions are becoming more sophisticated and complex, and industry specialization is becoming even more refined. Private equity fund managers must understand specific segments of an industry in order to remain generalists. Private equity firms compete fiercely, so investors must rely on experienced legal counsel with in-depth industry knowledge and a thorough understanding of Nigeria's laws and regulations in order to be quick in structuring and executing deals Our award-winning private equity legal team are competently equipped to tackle the most difficult issues. We have extensive knowledge and expertise in developing innovative solutions and strategies for structuring acquisitions, fund formation, and financing of public and private companies, and we explain our strategies in plain language at every stage. We assist our clients in successfully navigating the market's most complex, significant, and high-pressure transactions.
Our mergers and acquisitions (M&A) lawyers represent, advise, and support our clients from the initial stages of a transaction through the structuring, execution, and completion stages. We advise on equity and asset acquisitions, mergers and other forms of business combination, corporate and external restructurings, investments, schemes of arrangement, tender offers, and mandatory takeover bids. Our services are available to a diverse clientele of Nigerian, international, and multinational companies in a variety of industries, including banking, energy and natural resources, insurance, telecommunications, aviation, oil and gas, power, mining, pharmaceuticals, technology, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), and agriculture. Our experience representing both buyers and sellers allows us to negotiate complex deal points, and our deep understanding of the regulatory and corporate governance aspects of M&A transactions is especially useful to board directors and executive management teams in sensitive, high-pressure situations.
Our cutting-edge Telecommunications, Media, Entertainment, and Technology (TMET) practice group is prepared to assist clients in all aspects of this rapidly growing, influential, and changing industry. Our experienced lawyers have a proven track record of success and understand the challenges that those involved in the sectors face. We advise leading players in the telecommunications, technology, media, and entertainment industries on a wide range of legal and regulatory issues. Among the services we offer are: Providing advice on a variety of commercial arrangements, including cloud solutions between operators, traditional software agreements, and value-added services. Providing regulatory advice on products and service offerings in Nigeria. Data protection, cyber security, and consumer rights advice Providing guidance on e-commerce and online advertising issues, including strategies Providing advice on competition issues that arise in the sectors Providing guidance on various modes of financing, securitisation, and regulatory permits/approvals in the sectors Providing transaction structuring advice and assisting with the acquisition of regulatory licenses
In this department, we work with our clients as the leading legal tax advisors in Nigeria to ensure that they effectively manage and resolve the various tax challenges that they face. We provide comprehensive tax advice that is tailored to our clients' specific needs, as well as all-inclusive tax planning to avoid potential tax issues or liabilities and reduce their tax burden. Our tax law experts are trained to provide strategic tax advice in major Nigerian and international transactions. A good number of Nigerian and international corporations and multinationals, educational and non-profit organizations, as well as expatriate workers, individuals and families within a diverse population of Nigerians, have chosen us as their tax advisors. We offer tax advisory services in the following areas: Companies Income Tax Personal Income Tax Customs and Excise Duties Petroleum Profits Tax Value Added Tax Capital Gains Tax Stamp Duty Transfer Pricing We also offer our clients the following tax planning services: Examining the tax implications of proposed business transactions Organizing businesses to take full advantage of tax breaks Creating transactions that avoid tax penalties Providing ongoing tax advisory and compliance services to clients
Government actions are increasingly affecting international trade companies, creating a challenging business environment for all players. Government involvement, whether in negotiating new trade agreements or amending existing international trade laws and regulations, frequently changes the legal landscape. Regardless of the ultimate goal, whether to relax or tighten trade laws, the immediate impact on our clients is frequently a tangle of new rules, procedures, and exceptions that must be strictly followed. Our multidisciplinary team of international trade law specialists assists our clients in managing the risks and maximizing the rewards of doing business in Nigeria or engaging in cross-border transactions. Our clients come to us from a variety of industries with important issues and questions about the challenges of doing business and expanding their operations across Nigeria. Our attorneys are well-versed in local laws, international treaties, free trade agreements, international law, and common trade practices. We use our leading Nigerian and global trade law expertise to help our clients achieve successful outcomes in all aspects of trade and investment law.
Our firm’s Real Estate Department has acquired for us a the image of a reputable Pan-Nigerian real estate law practitioners. Our property lawyers have the necessary knowledge, expertise and experience in all aspects of real estate transactions and across all states in Nigeria. Our services include advising various businesses and individuals on real estate developments and acquisitions. For a wide range of individuals, our firm has provided legal advice on various types of property transactions. Whether you are purchasing a home, commercial property, or land for the first time or are an experienced property buyer, it is critical that you seek legal advice on any property transaction so that you do not end up purchasing litigation. Our lawyers regularly walk clients through the process and advise them on whether the proposed properties they are considering purchasing are subject to any form of government acquisition, adversarial claim, or dispute. From conducting searches and investigating title to the consummation of the most elaborate of property transactions agreements and deals, we provide the needed guide and services that put investor’s mind at blissful rest. Where a dispute becomes unavoidably inevitable, our Litigation Department takes over. We have represented clients in a variety of property disputes in and out of court, with excellent results.
PPPs are now a significant key development tool in acquiring major public works projects, and project finance is the primary method of achieving funding for these capital projects. Over the years, our award-winning project finance lawyers and PPP legal experts have been at the forefront of numerous landmark project finance transactions and infrastructure projects.
Nigeria's financial regulatory environment is becoming increasingly complex and challenging, and with Nigerian regulatory authorities becoming more willing to enforce financial regulations and impose sanctions, it is becoming increasingly important for clients to have access to legal advisers capable of breaking down the most complex legal issues into manageable tasks. We stay current with Nigeria's ever-changing regulatory landscape and provide our clients with advice that allows them to monitor and respond to new issues and challenges as they arise, as well as capitalize on any opportunities that arise. Our clients benefit from our broad and practical experience in the financial services industry. We represent major Nigerian and multinational financial institutions in a wide range of transactions as general advisors and transaction-based legal representatives, including: Banking establishment and financial services regulation Advice on financial services regulatory compliance Nigerian and international lending institutions, banks, insurance companies, leasing companies, investment firms, financial technology companies, stockbroking and custodial firms, pension funds and fund administrators, and other types of financial institutions are among our distinguished clients in financial and legal advisory services.
We are Nigeria's leading restructuring and insolvency law firm. Our clients value our unrivaled expertise in all aspects of financial restructuring and insolvency. Our top insolvency and restructuring professionals work in a variety of practice areas, including mergers and acquisitions, finance, capital markets, dispute resolution, compensation, governance, and tax. We successfully represent creditor clients, such as financial institutions and other types of financial investors, corporate debtors in various industries, ad hoc committees and insolvency professionals, and buyers and sellers of distressed assets, by leveraging the experience and knowledge of our lawyers in our offices. Our services and expertise include the following: Restructuring of financial debt Debt/equity conversions and exchange offers Capital raising and restructuring in Equity Bankruptcy proceedings Insolvency proceedings Receivership and liquidation
When your company has multiple questions about Nigerian law's legal and regulatory requirements concerning your expatriate employees or employee relations, our immigration lawyers provide answers as well as creative, practical, and cost-effective solutions. Our experienced litigators, labor law specialists, dispute resolution lawyers, and tax lawyers assist our Nigerian and multinational clients in a variety of industries, including banking, oil and gas, construction, energy, banking, telecommunications, manufacturing, fast-moving consumer goods, and non-profits. We provide sound and innovative labor law advice, including high-level management and workforce terminations, contract negotiation and review, employee share schemes, secondment arrangements, wages, outsourcing, pensions, tax liabilities, independent contractors, and health and safety compliance. We provide sound and innovative labor law advice, including high-level management and workforce terminations, negotiation and review of employment contracts and consultancy arrangements, employee share schemes, secondment arrangements, wages, outsourcing, pensions, tax liabilities, independent contractors, and health and safety compliance. We also provide advice on immigration and taxation issues for foreign workers in Nigeria. Employment and Labour Law are two of our areas of expertise. Employment-related legal action Resolution of Disputes The pension fund Employment agreements Employees' benefits Unfair Dismissal Unfair Dismissal Providing legal counsel to businesses on all employment-related statutes, laws, and regulations. Assisting injured employees in obtaining compensation for injuries sustained on the job Client litigation for wrongful termination and unfair dismissal Handling labor-related appellate matters Mediation of disputes between employers and employees. Creating and revising a code of conduct for employees
Our attorneys provide practical and invaluable legal representation to businesses, investors, and lenders in a wide range of energy and natural resource matters, including oil and gas law. Our clients benefit from our extensive knowledge of the Nigerian natural resource industries' legal, commercial, and regulatory challenges. We offer legal counsel and support on a wide range of energy issues, including some of the most complex and ground-breaking oil, gas, liquefied natural gas, and petrochemical transactions. We are Nigeria's leading energy law firm, advising on all aspects of renewable and clean energy technologies such as wind, solar, biomass and bio fuels, waste hydro generation, and carbon credit trading. Our firm has a team of lawyers who specialize in energy law and have advised various companies in Nigeria on energy law issues. The mining law practice of the firm advises large corporations and newly formed mining companies on the acquisition of various mining licenses, mining leases, and export permits.
The banking and finance industries in Nigeria, as well as the regulations that govern them, are dynamic and changing on a worldwide scale. To help our clients navigate through fast shifting terrain, capture new opportunities, and achieve strategic goals, our lawyers stay on top of regulatory and policy developments. We assist financial institutions, leading multinational corporations, and investors on cutting-edge financing transactions in a variety of industries, as well as Nigerian financial institutions on their day-to-day operations. We can design inventive solutions and new methods on hard and complex transactions using our significant knowledge and bespoke legal services. SUBPRACTICES IN BANKING Finance for Acquisitions Bilateral and Syndicated Lending for Aircraft Leasing and Financing Derivatives in Consumer Finance Islamic Banking Finance with Leverage Finance for Infrastructure and Projects Loans for Real Estate Finance Structured Trade Finance Shipping/Vessel Financing
We assist in resolving disputes and navigating antitrust and restrictive business practice frameworks. Antitrust & Competition We provide seamless representation to our Nigerian and international clients in the well-developed areas of Nigerian merger enforcement, antitrust laws, regional integration and competition policy, and antitrust enforcement, as well as the emerging arena of restrictive business practices regulation. Our clients, regardless of industry, rely on us for dispute resolution, business challenge resolution, and assistance in completing mergers and other transactions. We have a proven track record of success due to our cross-border capabilities, in-depth knowledge of Nigerian laws and practices, and comprehensive expertise in mergers, competition law, antitrust laws, government investigations, and litigation.
We are a leading maritime law firm in Nigeria that specializes in shipping and maritime law. The shipping industry is one of Nigeria's most important and critical sectors. If you are looking for the services of a good maritime lawyer, you have come to the right place. The firm specializes in shipping law in Nigeria and around the world. Our Services: Drafting and revising the chartering agreement Providing marine insurance and commercial risk management advice Providing guidance on ship acquisition financing and shipping mortgages. Registration of the ship with NIMASA and other relevant agencies, as well as obtaining necessary navigation permits Ship management agreement drafting and review Ship arrests and releases to enforce maritime obligations Maritime Lien Enforcement Legal representation for seafaring crews Providing advice on statutory provisions that apply to the shipping industry in terms of regulatory compliance, shipping operations, environmental pollution, and safety. Defenses and general maritime litigation
In order to help our clients navigate a fast-changing and sometimes opaque regulatory environment, our corporate practice group provides strategic legal advice and proactive support. We take pride in keeping our corporate clients ahead of evolving regulations for optimal business services, thanks to our deep expertise and specialized skills. Our team offers comprehensive business consulting services, including advice on all aspects of corporate and commercial law. We assist clients in forming corporations, partnerships, and joint ventures, as well as unincorporated ventures. We provide advice on foreign investments, regulatory compliance, all aspects of regulatory compliance, as well as divestitures and liquidations. We assist clients in meeting regulatory compliance, statutory reporting, and record-keeping obligations. Our company secretarial services team assists our clients in meeting corporate governance codes while also providing advice and counsel on directors' fiduciary and legal responsibilities.
Nigeria's huge and expanding populace, as well as the size of its economy, offer boundless learning experiences for capital business sectors. As a top-level capital business sectors law office, we inform clients on an expansive range concerning capital market exchanges, including corporate restructurings, divestitures, plans of course of action and remaking, subordinates, stock trade postings, aggregate venture plans, IPOs, worldwide vault receipts (GDRs) and public proposals of obligation and value. We have the capacity to explore the intricacies of the developing business sectors and for our proficient exhortation on many kinds of exchanges. We think ahead and dissect the businesses where clients work and examine issues before they become confusions. We embrace our client's state of the art objectives and dreams. Capital market sub practices include: Administrative Compliance Corporate Trusts Debt Capital Markets Securitization Clients employ us to assist them with exploring the intricacies of evolving markets. Capital market
Our Intellectual Property Department is hallmarked by intensive protection of intellectual property rights. Our Lawyers in the department are accredited Patent and Trademark Attorney and are positioned to operate globally in the protection of intellectual property rights. In Nigeria, the firm has demonstrable capacity which it has continually deployed in filing successful numerous trademarks and patents for both domestic and foreign individuals and corporations; registration of works of art and science including music, software, and other novelties. We also assist inventors with patent, trademark and copyright registrations and advisory services. Our intellectual property lawyers have extensive experience in this critical commercial area of intellectual property law and are committed to providing efficient and timely services to persons desiring our services.
In our quest to provide world class services to our clients with minimal delays, we have a network of Affiliate Law Offices and Counsel with whom we have a robust and dependable working relationships. A good number of our affiliate counsel and offices are products of our mentoring who have cut their fine legal teeth in their earlier relationships with our firm. They are quite familiar with our mode of operations and have imbibed the culture of continually seeking excellence in every legal assignments. Some of them are shown as follows: Prince Adetona Adejumo Plot 25/27, Balogun Akarutu Street, Bucknor Estate, Ejigbo, Lagos State Peaceman Jemine Esq. Emeka Ugwu & Co., 29, New Hospital Road, Opposite High Court, Akure, Ondo State
OTAYEMI LAW OFFICE has assisted various clients in election petition tribunals successfully defended the mandates of clients. We have handled election matters for clients at the House of Assembly, House of Representatives, the Senate, Gubernatorial election tribunals, and even Presidential election tribunals in a few cases. Our attorneys are versatile and skilled in the knowledge of the Electoral Act and its application to the Nigerian election space, and also keep up-to-date with emerging issues and amendments. As a result, we adopt a holistic approach which works in the best interests of our clients and ultimately keeps us on a winning streak every time.
We are incredibly professional and understand the situation of their clients and encourage them until obtaining victory
Our team are creative and skilled which help us in finding a huge variety of solution to win
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