Commercial/Corporate

We render legal advisory services in respect of all matters relating to and arising out of the operations of the Companies and Allied Act, 1990 including incorporation of companies; conduct of Legal due diligence; Companies status verification; Buy-outs and Take-overs; Merger, Acquisitions  and Reconstruction of companies; winding up or liquidation of Companies as well as shareholders’ rights and enforcement.
 
We represent Lenders, Borrowers and Lessors/Lessees in various commercial and corporate debt financing transactions including secured lending transactions, project and structured finance, equipment leasing, sales and leasebacks, letter of credit and commercial paper financing, interest rate, commodities and currency hedging transactions and a host of other financing transactions.
 
We play a key role in representing venture capital firms in both early-stage and growth capital investments and in the formation and organization of venture capital funds. We bring a wealth of experience in representing venture capital funds to each transaction, enabling us to provide creative solutions to structuring issues, careful attention to the key details affecting these transactions and prompt execution. We also assist venture capital firms in connection with legal and business issues affecting their portfolio companies. We advise on many issues that relate to venture capital investments and the operations of growth companies, including structuring of transactions from a financial point of view and protection of intellectual property. We also assist many entrepreneurs and early-stage companies in connection with the creation and development of new businesses and their capital-raising activities. Our willingness to understand the Client's business and strategic plan enables us to render value-added advice to emerging companies.
 
We also render Secretarial services to several companies which includes attendance of Annual and Extra-Ordinary General Meetings, Board Meetings as well as attending to other company duties such as Regulatory filings of Annual Returns and other Statutory Returns at the Corporate Affairs Commission and other Regulatory bodies.
 
We welcome an opportunity to discuss our Commercial/Corporate law practice with you and are prepared to arrange for an early meeting with you for this purpose, however, if you have any question or you require more information on this area of practice before then, please contact Iseoluwa Abiodun-Johnson on 0808 217 1556 or E-mail: iseoluwa@thelawsmiths.com