The firm routinely advises foreigners wishing to do business in Nigeria and Nigerian investors on the full spectrum of legal requirements and regulatory compliance requirements for doing business in Nigeria. We advise on and assist with incorporation and registration and with the procurement of authorisations required to enable the seamless operation of our clients businesses in Nigeria. Such advice includes advising on the most tax-efficient investment structures for operating in Nigeria, the protection of intellectual property and environmental compliance.
We regularly advise foreign participants on regulatory compliance matters relating to business establishment and corporate immigration, and assist with procuring operational and regulatory permits relevant to their businesses and transactions in Nigeria. We act as liaison between clients and regulators such as the Department for Petroleum Resources, the Central Bank of Nigeria, the Nigerian Communications Commission, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion, the Federal Ministry of Labor and Productivity, the Ministry for the Interior, the Nigerian Investment Promotions Commission, and with federal and state environmental protection authorities among other parastatals.
As a complement to our sector-specific experience, the firm has extensive experience in carrying out legal due diligence investigations, virtually every financing, investment, acquisition (of assets and equity) and merger that we have been involved in has required this.