LEGAL PRACTITIONERS & CONSULTANTS
As Solicitors and Attorneys to numerous multinational companies, government agencies and individuals, the firm of Akinboro & Co provides regular legal advice on all aspects of corporate operations. The firm could be reached at any time; twenty four hours a week. We assist our clients with a number of corporate reporting and record keeping requirement including corporate governance and regulatory compliance issues, Board of Director's fiduciary and legal responsibilities and an array of other corporate matters. Our Attorneys are experienced in preparing and filling of such documents as SEC reports, Corporate Affairs Commission documents/compliance, reports, attending meetings of corporate clients to ensure strict compliance with Nigerian corporate law and the general norms of corporate practice and proxy statements. In addition, our Attorneys, provides varied contract drafting, negotiation assistance on a wide range of general contract matters, purchase and sale agreement and other vendor agreements.
Banking & Finance
Akinboro & Co. handles the preparation of all forms of Securities and financial documentation for Banks and other Financial Institutions including secured and syndicated loan agreements, mortgages; we represent underwriters (including Banks) and issuing houses in connection with offering of securities, including public offering, tax advantages and preferred stock offerings. Key Clients: CBN, NDIC, First City Monument Bank, Plc Ecobank Nigeria Plc, Guarantee Trust Bank, Plc, Sterling Bank Plc, AMCON, United Bank for Africa, Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund, Trust Fund Plc, etc.
The firm ensures conformity with all the securities legislations and regulations in Nigeria especially the Listing requirement of the Nigerian Stock Exchange and Securities and Exchange Commission Act and Regulations. Our firm is registered to perform the function of Solicitors in the Capital Market. We have over the years represented our clients before the Investment and Securities Tribunal (IST) and are well experienced and rooted in the practice and procedure of the IST. Key Clients include: Central Bank of Nigeria, Government Agencies, multinational Corporations, Banks and Insurance Industry players.
The firm has developed a resounding expertise in the dynamics of the Pensions Reform Act 2004 and to this extent; the firm was responsible for the incorporation and licensing of First City Custodian Limited and First Joint Pension Limited. The firm is also in the process of putting in place a closed pension administration regime for several multinational companies and government corporations. Key Clients include: First City Custodian Limited, First Joint Pension Limited, Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund , Trust Fund Plc, etc.
The firm has extensive experience in Property and Real Estate law, conducting investigation on the sale and purchase of properties, domestically and internationally, and probate practice. The firm has been involved in the preparation and perfection of leases, tenancy agreement, assignments, transfers and mortgages and in obtaining government consents and approvals incidental to these transactions. It also has experience in investigating and deducing title as well as preparation of building construction agreement, lease agreement and contract finance agreement. Our firm acted as Solicitors in the letting and maintenance of Maina Court Plaza, one of the most impressionable office complex in the Central Business District of Abuja. Key Clients include: Federal Capital Development Authority, PHCN, CBN, First City Monument Bank Plc Ecobank Nigeria Plc, Guarantee Trust Bank, Plc, etc
Arbitration and Conciliation
We recognise that alternative means to settle disputes have to be considered before resorting to the court. Nevertheless, where commercially appropriate we have no hesitation in resorting to litigation to achieve the client's objective and will pursue such litigation with enthusiasm, aggression and drive. The firm has varied experience in arbitration proceedings having represented and participated in arbitration sittings for several clients. The firm maintains consultancy relationship with several Chartered Arbitrators. The Principal Partner is a member of International Centre for Arbitration & Mediation Abuja (ICAMA). Our mediators and arbitrators have been specially trained in ADR techniques to help parties resolve their disputes, and act as a facilitator in the mediation process, which is voluntary, non-binding, confidential and without prejudice. Each has a solid commercial background and extensive experience of mediation and arbitration.
Our litigation practice is most and well suited to handle anything from investigations to very complex disputes at State and Federal High Courts throughout Nigeria. The firm has lawyers with good litigation experience in varying degrees, who have been involved on high-exposure cases on regular basis involving all sorts, manners and quantum of claims. The Appellate practice of our firm involves virtually every area of litigation to the highest level of our Judicial system. Key Clients include: Central Bank of Nigeria, Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund, NEPA Superannuation Fund Limited, First City Monument Bank Plc Ecobank Nigeria, Plc, Guarantee Trust Bank Plc, PHCN, Individuals, etc.
Debt Recovery & Receivership
You will agree with us that the depth of distress in most organisations today is as a result of delinquent accounts, which are not adequately monitored. Consequently, we provide the service of intense recovery and monitoring of debts. In the case of extreme bad loans with securities, we assist our clients in disposing of the securities with ease. The firm has also acted as Receivers/Managers of insolvent companies. We were recently appointed by NDIC to act as Receivers/Managers for an insolvent company and we have acted as Receivers/Mangers for Lead Bank Plc and Fortune International Bank Limited. Key Clients: CBN, NDIC, First City Monument Bank Plc, Guarantee Trust Bank Plc, United Bank for Africa, Ecobank Nigeria Plc, etc.
The Firm has acquired extensive and invaluable experience in this specialized area of practice necessary for the facilitation and assistance of the passage into Law of any Bill and also the setting up of post enactment institutional structure and framework for effective implementation of Acts/Statues. The Firm also has an in-depth knowledge in the areas of legislative drafting (Bills and Statutes). We provides a wide range of legal advice, with particular emphasis on elections, campaign finance, ethics, lobbying and conflicts of interest in connection with federal, state and local laws. Our work in these areas includes representation of political committees and businesses involved in the political process, corporate political action committees, independent political committees and candidate committees, as well as private individuals and entities. Akinboro & Co was once a member of Election Petition Tribunal in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. We have extensive knowledge of the rules governing political activity in Nigeria.
Our clients' representation also involves due process challenges to election laws, voting rights, redistricting, ballot access cases and defence of clients. Our experienced and skilled trial lawyers are always prepared to take a case to trial when appropriate. At the same time, our strong trial capabilities often enhance our ability to obtain advantageous settlements for our clients.
The firm is strategically placed and has been involved in various infrastructure finance transaction involving government agencies & private corporate entities through Public Private Partnership arrangements. We have advised on various infrastructure financing agreements, prepared and drafted agreements pursuant thereto, policy documents and guidance framework for the duration of any transaction and have acted as advisers to government agencies involved in providing subsidies or making long term commitment of public funds in Public Private Partnership transactions, infrastructure concessioning, Build Operate and Transfer agreements and related transactions.
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