We offer practical legal solutions in diverse areas including: Tax and Business Advisory Matters, Corporate Governance, Corporate and Project Finance, Banking, Capital Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions, Insurance Issues and Company Secretarial services. We represent our clients in every stage of commercial transactions, from negotiation to implementation stages, in order to ensure that the legal risks inherent in these transactions are fully mitigated and avoided. Whatever the legal needs may be OBAIKA AND COMPANY is absolutely committed to our clientele.
Areas of Practice
We advise on compliance with Immigration Laws and Labor regulations. We possess appreciable experience in Nigerian Immigration Law and Practice and have been routinely instructed by numerous Nigerian as well as Foreign Corporations to act as their Immigration Advisers. We advice our Clients on the provisions of the Law and where required, assist them in obtaining Immigration facilities (including the procurement of Business Permits, Residence and Work Permits, Quotas, Visas, etc) required for their operations in Nigeria.
We render services in advising and drafting of Wills. As a corollary we guide clients who need to protect their assets in the creating of an asset protection trust. A planning process will also be put in place to organize client’s assets and affairs in advance to safe guard them from loss and dissipation. Consequently we offer services in property acquisition and sales.
We render secretarial services on annual retainer to private and public companies, these include:
Apart from the drafting of the deed itself, we have acted in a number of occasions as the Trustee in syndication situations and also acted in the capacity of the Trustee of a couple of estates for some of our individuals Clients. We have also had the privileged of being invited to act as a trustee by one of our Corporate Client.
Our extensive practice assists national and international as well as Federal, State and Local Clients. We represent developers, financial institutions, religious organizations, real estate investment and development companies, manufacturers, service providers and Government entities. Our Lawyers have represented Clients throughout the country. We have also developed an appreciable amount of competence in the area of obtaining Minister’s / Governor’s consent to land transactions, where this is necessary.
Due to the deregulation of the telecoms industry in Nigeria there has been an upsurge in new entrants into the market. Our services therefore include advising clients on the procedures for acquiring licenses at the NCC and complying with NCC regulations and guidelines. We have the competence to advice on all aspects of telecommunication law and regulations. Most businesses today are built on a platform of technology and intellectual property (IP), and these businesses are either creators, acquirers, sellers and/or users of technology and IP assets.
OBAIKA AND COMPANY will attempt to reduce to the barest minimum the disruptive impact of a lawsuit while maximizing all available opportunities for a successful outcome in any dispute position. We understand the necessity of conducting commercial litigation with business goals in view and seek to achieve those goals consistently to the benefit of our clientele. At OBAIKA AND COMPANY we believe that not all commercial disputes need to resort to litigation.
OBAIKA AND COMPANY conducts extensive legislative research and drafting on behalf of state and federal legislators. Drafting services may take the form of bills, resolutions, amendments and conference committee reports. In addition, we offer to legislators legal opinions related to legal aspects of bills, resolutions and existing legal frameworks or matters of legislative procedure.
Our Intellectual Property services include identifying intellectual property assets prior to registering of copyrights, patents and trademarks. We also advise clients about unauthorized disclosures of confidential information in order to protect their rights from been infringed. Our firm ensures that the intellectual property of our clients are protected, by putting measures in place to protect our clients against the exploitation of their proprietary rights.