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GOODWILL HOUSE, 278 IKORODU ROAD, LAGOS, NIGERIA
Tel:
Work +234 1 2790737
Fax:
Fax +234 1 2790739
Email:
Web:
www.abdulaitaiwo.com

Main work contacts

CategoryContact
Business Start-Ups: • The firm has a reliable and long standing reputation on Nigerian business regulatory issues, and is the author of some leading books on the subject. Key Clients: The firm was counsel for the following business start-ups: Procter & Gamble Nigeria, Coca-Cola Nigeria; Novartis Pharma Services; Michelin Development Co.; Duracell Nigeria; Nigeria Inter Banks’ Settlement Systems Plc, Abuja Commodities Exchange Plc; Equipment Leasing Association of Nigeria Ltd. Gte.
Arbitration and ADR
Public Private Partnerships (PPP/PFI) Projects: • The firm advises operators, sponsors and financiers on transaction documentation, financial and regulatory issues for Public Private Partnerships (PPP); infrastructure and utilities projects. Selected Deals & Transactions: Legal Expert and Consortium Member • Representing World Bank (PPIAF)/Federal Capital Territory Water Board in Kuje Water Supply PPP Project (OBC); • Representing Federal Government of Nigeria, Ministry of Transport (Aviation) in Transaction Advisory Services for PPP Development of an Aerotropolis (Airport City); • Represent
Banking, financial markets and exchange control
Banking and Finance: • The firm has over the years maintained a strong reputation in advising on all aspects of investment banking and finance transactions; including the first RMBS securitization in West Africa, and Real Estate Investment Trust Scheme (REITS). Key Clients: The Infrastructure Bank; Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria; “Shelter Afrique” Company for Housing & Habitat in Africa; African Development Bank; Stanbic IBTC Bank (member of the Standard Bank group); Corporates and sub-national governments; Custodian & Security Trustees.
Commercial
Capital Market: ATC has acted as Lead Counsel on numerous pioneer transactions in Nigeria; Bonds, Equities and Debt securities. Amidst several milestone transactions, ATC was mandated by the Federal Ministry of Finance, as Consultants for the formulation of appropriate legislation and regulatory guidelines for a new Capital Market framework for Nigeria, and the report eventually metamorphosed into the Investment and Securities Act of 1999 (“ISA”), guiding all securities and capital market transactions in Nigeria. ATC also undertook the legal mandate for registration and incorporation of a new
Communication media
Energy and Power: ATC provides legal advisory and transactional services on business and asset finance, compliance and regulatory matters to clients in the energy and power sector, including the underlisted. Key Clients: Abuja Electricity Distribution Plc. (the successful bidders under the Federal Government power sector privatization. It is current operator of electricity distribution in the Federal Capital territory and adjoining States); SAKR Power Generation Systems; Energy Transmission Company of Nigeria Ltd. (TCN); JIL-Amber Consortium.
Corporate
Privatisation: • The firm has a strong reputation in Privatization transactions advising both on the buyer and seller sides. Key Clients: The firm has advised the National Council on Privatisation/Bureau of Public Enterprises on some of its largest and most complex international sales by tenders, such as: Afam 1-5 Power Plants (Power generation companies); Nitel (the national telecom.); Aluminum Smelter Company of Nigeria; Nigeria Machine Tools.
Energy
M & A and Corporate Re-Construction: • The firm has significant experience in corporate joint-ventures, cross-border M&A and Private Equity. Regulatory Compliance and Business Advisory: By virtue of its experience and quality services, the firm continues to be the “counsel-of-choice” to several multi-national companies doing business in Nigeria. Key Clients: Procter & Gamble Co. (“P&G”– is world’s largest manufacturer of household goods, detergents and personal hygiene products); SIAT S.A. N.V. (- the largest integrated agricultural plantations proprietors in West Africa; with plantations in
Insurance
Intellectual Property: The firm’s intellectual property (IP) practice covers trademarks, brand protection, patents, designs, management know-how and licensing agreements. Key Clients: Procter & Gamble; Gillette; NOKIA Corporation.,; FrieslandCampina Nederland Holding BV; Dabur India; Fidson Healthcare Plc; Namaste Laboratories, LLC; Duracell Batteries BVBA; Emzor Pharmaceutical Industries; Yves Saint Laurent; Himalaya Global; Hugo Boss Trademark Management GmbH & Co. KC Lindt Chocolate (chokolade fabriken Lindt and Sprungli AG).
Dispute Resolution: The dispute resolution team is headed by Akin Osinbajo SAN, a former Attorney-General of Ogun State. The firm’s broad-based practice encompasses matters involving banking litigation, commercial litigation and arbitration, tax controversy, intellectual property, and multi-jurisdictional regulatory enforcement matters. Key Clients: Procter & Gamble; Transmission Company of Nigeria Ltd. (TCN); The Nigeria Stock Exchange; Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS); Asset Management Company of Nigeria(AMCON); Union trustees Ltd.; The Infrastructure Bank; Nigeria Deposit Insurance Cor
Pro Bono Clients: Pro bono legal advisers to ‘Nigerian Business Coalition Against Aids Ltd. Gte’ (NIBUCAA): and ‘Save The Children International’ (STC).

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