Business Establishment & Corporate Immigration

The firm routinely advises foreigners wishing to do business in Nigeria, as well as Nigerian investors, on legal and regulatory requirements related to establishing and doing business in Nigeria.  The team assists with incorporation and registration and with the procurement of authorisations required to enable the seamless establishment and operation of client businesses in Nigeria.  It advises on the most tax-efficient investment structures for operating in Nigeria, the protection of intellectual property and environmental compliance.
The team regularly advises foreign participants on regulatory compliance matters relating to business establishment and corporate immigration, and assists with procuring operational and regulatory permits relevant to their businesses and transactions in Nigeria.  It acts 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 Labour and Productivity, the Ministry for the Interior, the Nigerian Investment Promotions Commission, and with federal and state environmental protection authorities and other parastatals.
As a complement to our sector-specific experience, the firm has extensive experience in carrying out legal due diligence investigations.