Our law Firm is privileged to be a major contributor to the shipping practice in Nigeria, both commercially and in dispute resolution, particularly in promoting shipping in Nigeria. Our Firm was particularly instrumental in the review of the Cabotage Bill before it was passed into an Act of the National Assembly, and the Bill on Piracy and Unlawful Acts and Other Related Offences Bill, sponsored by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).

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We combine our experience in this area with that in Commercial law and Corporate Governance and Business Advisory, to give the best and viable advice to our clients. Our clients in this field include ship-owners and operators, government authorities, financial institutions and port owners & operators.
Our experience in this field includes:-

• Managing and rescuing notable companies in debt in Nigeria and recovering billions of Naira and Millions of United States Dollars being owed to the respective secured creditors.

• Acting as Receiver/Manager for governmental authorities and financial institutions in the recovery of debts owed to them.

• Advising and representing various banking and financial institutions on recovery of huge sums of money owed by its debtors.

• Advising and negotiating favourable terms for companies and entrepreneurs, owing substantial amounts of money to other entities.

• Negotiating on behalf of a leading international professional magazine, to recover debts owed by its subscribers.

• Representing various financial institutions and individuals in winding-up petitions instituted in courts in Nigeria.

• Debt protection, debt recovery, debt swapping and debt factoring through legal defences.

• Realising collateral securities for local and foreign loans and voluntary and compulsory winding up of companies, indemnities, guarantees, pledges, bonds, legal and equitable mortgages.