Commercial Law, Corporate Finance & Securities

  •  Acted as counsel to Dangote PLC on commercial suit involving over 10billion Naira.
  •  Led the team that conducted legal due diligence of assets of a top Nigerian bank at the request of a top European bank.
  • Led the legal team that negotiated bank facilities for the acquisition of various Vessels and Rigs worth over USD 1 billion, Led the legal team that perfected the mortgage of various vessels and rigs worth over USD 1 billion to Banks including preparing the Deeds of Mortgage in consideration of finance for various projects.
  • Led the legal team that negotiated bank facilities worth USD 50 million for the acquisition of various Aircrafts including Dana Air and TopBrass Aviation.
  • Negotiated the settlement of USD 80 Million debt owed by a client to various Nigerian Banks.
  • Provided legal advice on several occasions and protected foreign banks’ interests as mortgagees of a vessel arrested in Nigeria by several claimants.
  • Acted for Forte Oil PLC and Zenon Petroleum on their corporate restructuring and re-financing.
  •  Led the legal team that perfected the mortgage of various Aircrafts worth USD 80 Million to Banks including preparing the Deeds of Mortgage in consideration of finance for various projects.
  • Led the team that was involved in major AMCON insolvency’s claims.
  • Led the legal team that advised and acted for Vitol and Constant Energy Limited in Court in respect of various matters. Shipping Law, Aviation, International Trade & Litigation.
  • Acted as counsel to various Protection and Indemnity Clubs in the United States of America, United Kingdom, Greece, China and Singapore amongst others including British Marine, China P&I on issues relating to Disputes between shippers or Charterers and governmental agencies, Charter party disputes, Cargo claims arising out of carriage by land, sea or air.
  • Acted as counsel to Owners and Charterers of various vessels and P & I clubs on the arrest of their vessels in Nigeria by aggrieved individuals and discharging such arrest orders.
  • Acted for vessel Owners regarding the theft of substantial quantity of MGO from the vessel by pirates offshore Lagos / Cotonou and Qua Iboe and provided legal assistance towards the release of hostages.
  •  Negotiated and obtained insurance for vessels as well as Caveats against arrest.
  •  Successfully challenged the imposition of 3% levy by NIMASA on behalf of Maersk Nigeria Limited and Maerskline.
  •  Set up limitation funds for vessel owners and charterers following loss of vessel and or accidents at sea.
  •  Acted for several Banks and foreign ship owners on Registration of vessels, Ship Mortgages and obtaining relevant licenses.
  • Successfully defended foreign ship owners against claims filed by local ship owners seeking to prohibit foreign ships from operating in Nigeria.
  • Advised various foreign P&I clubs, ship owners and Charterers on compliance with Nigerian Maritime law, as well as compliance with NIMASA regulations.
  • Assisted foreign and local clients in securing the release of vessels arrested by NIMASA or the Nigerian Navy for default in compliance with regulations.
  • Provided legal advice for multinational company in the Far East as well as an English law firm with offices also in the Far East, regarding the liability of Owners of a semi-submersible platform under an SPV and under a bareboat charter on liability and risks in the event of a major oil pollution incident
  • Acted as external Counsel to Maersk Nigeria for last 15 years.
  • Acted as external counsel to Nigerian Westminster Dredging & Marine Limited for over 8 years.
  • Defended Clients over criminal charges arising from fuel importation, carriage of goods by sea, and company acquisitions amongst others
  •  Lead the external legal team for Arik Air Limited
  •  Acted as external counsel to DANA Air Ltd
  •  Advised and acted as counsel in respect of various aviation claims.