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Aluko & Oyebode’s practice head Adeniyi Adegbonmire SAN has advised several multinational and local clients on the acquisition of real estate in Nigeria. The team advises lenders, investors, property owners and developers on conveyancing, acquisitions and disposals, lease agreements, development plans, and regulatory matters. Recent work includes advising Brass Exploration Unlimited, a subsidiary of Baker Hughes, on its acquisition of an interest in an oil mining licence.

Banwo & Ighodaloprovides practical solutions to real commercial issues’. Its wide-ranging client base includes government entities, financial institutions, investors, dealers, developers and property owners. Representative work includes advising on acquisitions, investments, developments and financings; the practice also has substantial experience in conveyancing, obtaining governmental consents and registering land instruments. Contentious work includes assisting with compensation claims and land dispute settlements. Stella Duru and recently promoted partner Olumide Osundolire are recommended.

Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie frequently advises on property transactions, mortgage schemes and developments. Real estate practice head Aniekan Ukpanah advises on financing, construction, purchase or sale of a wide range of property, from hotels and shopping malls to energy projects and road or railway infrastructure.

AELEX’s recent commercial real estate experience includes acting for the project sponsors on the development of a shopping complex. The infrastructure practice has extensive experience of PPPs, hybrid financings and project finance in the context of power developments, waste management, oil and gas, as well as road, railway, aviation and port projects. Recent work includes advising a multilateral financial institution on an electricity infrastructure expansion matter. Project and infrastructure finance expert Lawrence Fubara Anga is recommended.

G. Elias & Co’s full-service commercial real estate practice covers retail, hospitality, office, logistics and residential property. Managing partner Fred Onuobia is the key contact.

Odujinrin & Adefulu is experienced in dealing with the legal and regulatory framework, which governs the purchase, sale and leasing of real estate assets in Nigeria. The practice also acts on project financings, secured construction transactions and long-term mortgage loans. Oladipo Odujinrin is the key figure.

Bloomfield Law Practice’s team ‘provides appropriate advice’. Real estate and construction is a core practice area for the firm, which has substantial experience of work in the residential, hotel and shopping mall sectors. Recent work includes acting for an investment firm and its special purpose vehicle on the structuring, financing, construction and development of a high-value retail development. Adedoyin Afun, who joined from Banwo & Ighodalo, ‘quickly assesses and captures the legal and commercial aspects of issues’.

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