Investment

We provide a wide range of legal advisory services to clients interested in investing in the Nigerian economy. Given the inherent risk in investing in a foreign country, our investment practice encompasses all categories of commercial advisory services on critical sectors or endeavours in Nigeria to guide and assist our foreign Clients who wish to invest in Nigeria by identifying potential risk elements in their proposed transaction with a view to allocating and mitigating these risk elements in the documentation processes.

We assist clients in obtaining all necessary investment approvals and authorisations from the relevant governmental agencies such as the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), Nigerian Investment Promotion Council (NIPC), National Office of Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP), the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Federal Ministry of Internal Affairs (FMIA), Federal Ministry of Commerce (FMoC), Federal and State Land Registries, Tax agencies and other relevant Regulatory agencies.

We strive to ensure that our Client's investment remains protected at all times with sound and critical legal advice and opinions to help the business decisions taken by our clients. The State Bank of India frequently relies on our Legal advice, Due Diligence Reports and Opinions in granting Term Loan facilities to Indian related companies in Nigeria. 

We welcome an opportunity to discuss our Investment 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