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07 Sep Protection of Intellectual Property Rights (Part 1) – Copyright

Intellectual property law governs intangibles otherwise known as ‘creations of human intellect’. Intellectual property laws are very useful and supports industries, ranging from the food industry, fashion industry, telecommunication, Art and entertainment, technology etc. which contribute billions of dollars to the Nigerian economy. This snippet explores...

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14 Aug Estate Planning: Wills

  Introduction Estate Planning is the process of making arrangements on how the assets of a person would be managed in the event of incapacity or demise. A Will is one of the major tools used in an estate planning exercise and this will be discussed below. ...

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03 Jul Covid-19: Implications on Contractual Obligations

Background In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the Covid-19 a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern”. In layman’s term, a “Pandemic” and there is no doubt that the entire world has been shocked by the severe effects that the Covid-19 pandemic has had on...

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26 Mar New Nigeria Business and Investor Visas

Introduction The Federal Government of Nigeria recently adopted a proactive approach in promoting Nigeria to become a competitive economy globally. In achieving such goal, the government recognises the importance of foreign investment, and has as such paid special attention to business visa in Nigeria.  The Nigeria...

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28 Feb Establishing a Representative Office In Nigeria

Nigeria is one of the largest and fastest growing economy in Africa with a population of about 200million people. It is, therefore, an attractive destination for foreign companies looking to expand their business in Africa. In exploring the Nigeria business market, depending on market feasibility,...

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03 Feb Power of Attorney

A Power of Attorney is a document which gives authority to a person to act as agent or attorney for another person. It can be seen as an authorisation to a Donee (the person being given the power/instructions) to do certain acts on behalf of...

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19 Sep Requirements for Registration of Securities with the Securities and Exchange Commission in Nigeria

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC” or “Commission”) is the main regulatory institution for the Nigerian capital market, established under the Investment and Securities Act, 2007 (ISA). It is supervised by the Federal Ministry of Finance. As part of its regulatory functions, the SEC maintains surveillance over the Nigerian...

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