As Solicitors and Attorneys to numerous multinational companies, government agencies and individuals, the firm of Bwala & Co. provides regular legal advice on all aspects of corporate operations. The firm could be reached at any time; twenty-four hours a week.
We assist our clients with a number of corporate reporting and record keeping requirement including corporate governance and regulatory compliance issues, Board of Director’s fiduciary and legal responsibilities and an array of other corporate matters.
Our Attorneys are experienced in preparing and filling of such documents as SEC reports, Corporate Affairs Commission documents/compliance, reports, attending meetings of corporate clients to ensure strict compliance with Nigerian corporate law and the general norms of corporate practice and proxy statements. In addition, our Attorneys, provides varied contract drafting, negotiation assistance on a wide range of general contract matters, purchase and sale agreement and other vendor agreements.
Banking and Finance
Bwala & Co. handles the preparation of all forms of Securities and financial documentation for Banks and other Financial Institutions including secured and syndicated loan agreements, mortgages; we represent underwriters (including Banks) and issuing houses in connection with offering of securities, including public offering, tax advantages and preferred stock offerings.
The firm ensures conformity with all the securities legislations and regulations in Nigeria especially the Listing requirement of the Nigerian Stock Exchange and Securities and Exchange Commission Act and Regulations. Our firm is registered to perform the function of Solicitors in the Capital Market. We have over the years represented our clients before the Investment and Securities Tribunal (IST) and are well experienced and rooted in the practice and procedure of the IST.
The firm has extensive experience in Property and Real Estate law, conducting investigation on the sale and purchase of properties, domestically and internationally, and probate practice.
The firm has been involved in the preparation and perfection of leases, tenancy agreement, assignments, transfers and mortgages and in obtaining government consents and approvals incidental to these transactions. It also has experience in investigating and deducing title as well as preparation of building construction agreement, lease agreement and contract finance agreement.
Our litigation practice is most and well suited to handle anything from investigations to very complex disputes at State and Federal High Courts throughout Nigeria. The firm has lawyers with good litigation experience in varying degrees, who have been involved on high-exposure cases on regular basis involving all sorts, manners and quantum of claims.
The Appellate practice of our firm involves virtually every area of litigation to the highest level of our judicial system.
The firm has developed a resounding expertise in the dynamics of the Pensions Reform Act 2004 and to this extent; the firm is in the process of putting in place a closed pension administration regime for several multinational companies and government corporations.
The firm has varied experience in arbitration proceedings having represented and participated in arbitration sittings for several clients. The firm maintains consultancy relationship with several Chartered Arbitrators.
Debt Recovery and Receivership
You will agree with us that the depth of distress in most organizations today is as a result of delinquent accounts, which are not adequately monitored. Consequently, we provide the service of intense recovery and monitoring of debts. In the case of extreme bad loans with securities, we assist our clients in disposing of the securities with ease. The firm has experience as Receivers/Managers of insolvent companies.
The Firm has acquired extensive and invaluable experience in this specialized area of practice necessary for the facilitation and assistance of the passage into Law of any Bill and also the setting up of post enactment institutional structure and framework for effective implementation of Acts/Statues. The Firm also has an in-depth knowledge in the areas of legislative drafting (Bills and Statutes).
Infrastructure Financing Transactions
The firm is strategically placed and has been involved in various infrastructure finance transaction involving governments/governmental agencies and private corporate entities through Public Private Partnership arrangements.
We have advised on various infrastructure financing agreements, prepared and drafted agreements pursuant thereto, policy documents and guidance framework for the duration of any transaction and have acted as advisers to government agencies involved in providing subsidies or making long term commitment of public funds in Public Private Partnership transactions, infrastructure concessioning, Build Operate and Transfer agreements and related transactions.