Corporate Commercial

We are a premier Corporate Commercial and Business Advisory Law firm in Nigeria, with a long history of advancing the "Ease of Doing Business" in Nigeria.

Corporate Commercial & Business Advisory Law Firm in Nigeria

We are a leading Corporate and Business Advisory Law firm in Nigeria with many years of promoting “Ease of Doing Business in Nigeria”.

Our team provides advice to foreign companies on investment regulations in various sectors. It offers a wide range of advisory services on all foreign businesses’ requirements to set up in Nigeria. We advise immigration matters concerning entry permits, long-stay visas, work permits and expatriate quotas, legal vehicles such as joint ventures, labour, and employment laws.

We understand Nigeria’s business environment and the changing landscape. This places us in an excellent position to inform our clients of laws and regulations that potentially affect their business interests.

The firm assists and represents foreign companies before the regulatory authorities, including the Nigerian Investment and Promotion Commission (NIPC), Federal Ministry for the Interior, National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP), Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS), and other relevant government agencies.

Our lawyers advise on trade-related issues that directly impact foreign investment in Nigeria and have significant experience in private equity, joint venture agreements, mergers & acquisitions, and capital market transactions.

We are the first Corporate and Commercial Law firm in Nigeria to advise on Crowdfunding. We have initiated discussions with the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) to promote the legal framework for Crowdfunding in Nigeria.

Our senior Partner, Dr Olisa Agbakoba SAN, is a CBN appointee and serves as the chairman of the Legal Implementation Committee of the Financial System Strategy 20:20 (FSS 20:20), which focuses on supporting small and medium-sized businesses concerning access to credit, credit reporting, consumer protection, and financial services.

Our Corporate Commercial and Business Advisory Expertises Cover:

  • Advice on foreign investment and divestment
  • Advice on the sale of businesses and assets sales
  • Advice on Real Estate and Developement
  • Joint ventures and shareholders agreement
  • Advice on corporate structure
  • Advice on tax implications in relation to commercial transactions and foreign investment
  • Advice on regulatory requirements for transactions
  • Legal Audit and Legal Due Diligence Services
  • Advice on legal contracts and documentation

Growing and developing a business comes with a wide range of legal challenges. From listed companies and privately-owned businesses to startups, franchises and individuals, OAL advises enterprises of all sizes.

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