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The Law Crest LLP commenced business in January 2000 as a legal consulting firm undertaking predominantly Corporate Commercial, Foreign Investment and Banking & Finance work.

Energy and Natural Resources

The Law Crest LLP (“the Firm”) constantly provides legal, consulting and advisory services on energy matters in the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors of the energy industry. The Firm is at the forefront of negotiating and drafting exploration and production contracts and joint ventures, obtaining necessary consents for acquisitions and transfers of interests as well as the creation of charges over oil and gas assets. Our extensive expertise also includes negotiating and preparing gas and petroleum products purchase and sales agreements and related contracts.

energy and natural resources

Advocacy and Dispute Resolution

The Advocacy and Dispute Resolution Team of The Law Crest LLP is recognized by clients and peers as highly efficient and result-oriented. The Team is widely respected for its deep insights, professionalism and responsiveness to client needs. Our passion for excellence drives us to deliver the best results for our clients at all times.

Employment and Industrial Relations

The Employment and Industrial Relations Practice Team of The Law Crest LLP is regarded as the port of first call for a lot of multinational and local companies seeking practical legal advice and solutions to employment, industrial relations and immigration issues. The Team’s deep understanding of the relevant legislation and practical experience of the workings of the various stakeholders in the labour industry has earned the firm a distinct reputation amongst its peers and in the industry in general. The practice has a unique combination of Human Resources and Labour Law Practitioners.

Corporate and Commercial Law

The Law Crest LLP renders general legal advice and opinions on all aspects of commercial law and practice within and outside the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The Firm has garnered considerable practical experience in Commercial Contracts, Company Law, Joint Ventures, Foreign Investments & Startups, Partnerships and International Trade amongst others.

Mergers, Acquisitions & Corporate Restructuring

We have garnered extensive experience and are regularly consulted on acquisitions, mergers and corporate restructuring of companies and businesses (cross-border and locally). Our services are regularly engaged to provide the legal frameworks and to negotiate and perfect the respective documentation required. We also regularly carry out due diligence in this regard and advise on the most effective transactional model for the consummation of particular transactions. Our solicitors are licensed by the Securities and Exchange Commission and regularly procure regulatory approvals required in this regard under Nigerian law.

Insolvency

The firm has acquired considerable experience in insolvency proceedings and has acted as liquidators and or receivers to companies with assets in excess of N1Billion in both voluntary and court-ordered winding up proceedings. The firm is also involved in and advises on the acquisition and disposal of businesses. Several of our solicitors are members of the Business Recovery & Insolvency Practitioners Association of Nigeria (BRIPAN).

Regulatory, Compliance And Anti-Trust Advisory Services

The Law Crest LLP is at the forefront of providing regulatory, compliance and anti-trust advisory services. The services of the firm are regularly engaged to proffer legal advice on compliance issues, corporate governance, anti-trust issues as well as conflict of interest.

Banking & Corporate Finance

Our services are regularly engaged by Nigerian and foreign Banks as well as other financial institutions for advice on their loan documentation and adequacy of security for their various types of credit facilities. Due to our wealth of experience, our services are regularly engaged for the preparation and perfection of all forms of security and loan documentation for banks and other financial institutions including loan syndication, consortium and individual loan agreements, mortgages, bills of sale, guarantees, debentures, debenture trust deeds, chattel mortgages, equipment leases, debt rescheduling documentation, preparation and perfection of lease agreements, contracts of sale, letters of accord and certificates of acceptance.

Debt Recovery

The Law Crest LLP is a leading law firm specialising in providing comprehensive debt recovery services for banks, non-bank financial institutions, foreign financial institutions, government institutions, and multinationals, amongst other lending entities. With a proven track record and a team of seasoned professionals, we are dedicated to maximising recovery rates while maintaining the highest standards of ethical and legal compliance. The Firm adopts the most practical and timeous means of recovering debts and has successfully recovered over N20,000,000,000.00 (Twenty Billion Naira) on behalf of clients.

Information & Communications Technology

The Firm has acted as solicitors and advisors to investors and participants in the ICT industry on the legal regime governing the establishment and operation of their businesses in Nigeria and advised on joint ventures and commercial contracts amongst industry players.

Construction & Real Estate

The Firm has acted as advisors and project consultants to several multi-million Dollar Real Estate acquisition, development and construction projects and contracts on Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT), Build, Operate and Own (BOO), Build Operate and Manage (BOM) and other basis. The Firm is also involved in negotiating the acquisition of property, preparation and perfection of Deeds of Assignment and Leases, Tenancy Agreements, Powers of Attorney and Mortgages amongst others and in obtaining statutory consents, approvals and registrations incidental to these transactions.

Project Finance and Project Management Advisory Services

The Law Crest LLP provides project management consultancy and advisory services in various sectors using the PRINCE2 model. The firm provides advisory services from the project mandate stage to project initiation right up to project closure. In addition, the firm provides advisory services on project scope and financial tolerances.

Foreign Investment

Our services are frequently engaged by foreign corporations & individuals who seek to invest in Nigeria by setting up businesses or investing in existing quoted, public and private companies. We are involved generally in establishing their businesses in Nigeria, advising on the various legislation guiding their mode of investment and obtaining the regulatory approvals appropriate for commencement of their businesses in Nigeria.

Capital Markets & Securities

The Law Crest LLP is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as capital market consultants/solicitors and advise on a variety of capital market issues including raising funds through public offers and private placements, offers for sale and floatation on the Stock Exchange.

Intellectual Property

The firm and several of its solicitors are registered with the International Trademarks Association (INTA) and act as trademark agents to international and local companies and institutions. The Law Crest LLP has established itself as experts in the protection of intellectual property rights.

Data Protection and Privacy

The Firm’s Data Protection team has vast knowledge and expertise in advising clients on the EU data General Data Protection Regulation, the Nigeria Data Protection Regulation 2019 (NDPR), the Nigeria Data Protection Act, 2023 and other data protection laws. With data protection taking a centre stage in compliance discussions in Nigeria and across the world, we provide robust data protection and privacy advice to businesses across all sectors to safeguard their businesses. Our team, deeply versed and experienced in data protection and privacy laws, represent clients on a wide variety of issues, including privacy, data protection, cyber security preparedness, responses to data breaches, dispute resolution and litigation, information management and records retention, cyber insurance and regulatory investigations. Our approach is preventive. We help our clients identify data protection risks and provide advisory and support to mitigate such risks. We also conduct data protection compliance audits to evaluate organization’s level of compliance with the GDPR, the Nigeria Data Protection Act and NITDA Data Protection Regulations.

Searches / Investigation

The Firm is also engaged by local and foreign companies, individuals & multinationals in conducting corporate searches and investigation of titles.

Company Secretarial Services

Our Firm through its sister company, TLC Nominees Limited, acts as Company Secretary to several private and public companies in the following capacities; handling board meetings, filing requisite returns timeously on behalf of our clients, ensuring our clients comply with the requirements of the Companies and Allied Matters Act CAP C20, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004, applicable corporate governance codes and any other statute or rules regulating their sphere of business.

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