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Department Profile

Abdulai, Taiwo & Co Corporate/Commercial Department

Nigeria

  • Profile
  • Goodwill House
  • 278 Ikorodu Road
  • PO Box 536, Yaba
  • Lagos
  • Lagos
  • Nigeria

Department profile submitted by Abdulai, Taiwo & Co

Established in Nigeria since 1976, ATC has a reliable and long standing reputation on Nigerian business regulatory issues, and is the author of some leading books on the subject. We are regularly consulted by local companies and counsel from all over the world, and for over a decade, leading law firm Rating Agencies have consistently recommended ATC:

IFLR 1000 (years 1992-2017);

Chambers Global (years 2005-2017);

Legal 500 (EMEA) (years 2005-2017).

The Department’s practice areas cover Corporate/Commercial (including M&A); PPP Projects; Energy and Infrastructure; Dispute Resolution; Tax; Labour and Employment.

We advise operators, grantors, sponsors and financiers in PPP infrastructure projects, where ATC is taking a leadership position in the market. We have significant experience in local and cross-border M&A transactions advising both on the buyer seller sides.

By virtue of our experience and quality services, ATC continues to be retained as “counsel-of-choice” to several multi-national companies doing business in Nigeria, on compliance and regulatory matters; business and asset finance, and dispute resolution.

Industries

  • Banks
  • Charities / Not for Profit
  • Chemicals
  • Commercial & Professional Services
  • Construction & Materials
  • Consumer Product Manufacturing
  • Energy
  • Financial Services
  • Food & Drink Producers
  • Forestry & Paper
  • Government
  • Health Care
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Insurance
  • Media
  • Mining & Metals
  • Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Technology, Hardware & Electronics
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation
  • Travel & Leisure
  • Utilities

Clients

  • Abuja Electricity Distribution Plc.
  • Anglo-Energy Oil & Gas Ltd.
  • Clina-Lancet laboratories Ltd
  • Coca-Cola Nigeria
  • Ikoyi Southern Sun Hotel
  • JIL-Amber Consortium
  • Lloyds Register EMEA
  • Presco Plc.
  • Procter and Gamble
  • Sakr Power Generation Systems Ltd
  • Siat S.A.
  • The Infrastructure Bank Plc.

Legal Expert and consortium member in following PPP transactions:

·Representing World Bank (PPIAF)/Federal Capital Territory Water Board in Kuje Water Supply PPP Project (OBC);

·Representing Federal Ministry of Technology/PPP Unit of Federal Ministry of Finance/Central Bank of Nigeria/Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST) in Transaction Advisory Services for Nigeria Postal Services (NIPOST) Financial Inclusion PPP Project;

·Representing Federal Government of Nigeria, Ministry of Transport (Aviation) in Transaction Advisory Services for PPP Development of an Aerotropolis (Airport City);

·Representing Federal Government of Nigeria, Ministry of Transport (Aviation) in Transaction Advisory Services for PPP Development of Cargo/Agro-Allied Terminals

·Representing the Project Sponsor in B.O.T. Concession with the Delta State Government of Nigeria for the Warri/Effurum Improvement of Water Supply Services;

·Representing the Project Sponsor in B.O.T. Concession with Enugu State Government of Nigeria for the Enugu improvement of Water Supply Services;

·Representing Marina Express Train Services as Project Sponsor in the DFBOT Concession with the Lagos State Government of Nigeria for the Lagos Metro Rail Transit (Red Line);

·Representing the Project Sponsor in the Adiyan Water Supply Scheme Phase 2 – pending RFP bid for B.O.T. Concession with Lagos State Government of Nigeria.

·Representing the Project Sponsor in the Gwagwalada Infrastructure and Housing Development PPP Project with the Federal Government of Nigeria – Federal Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development;

·Legal Advisers to Project Sponsor in the Co-location and rebuilding of 100,000 barrels-per-day refinery in Joint-Venture with the Nigeria National Petroleum;

·Solicitors to the Project Sponsors of the CG-Eko Ventures LLP – a PPP with Lagos State Govt.

Some M&A transactions include:

·Representing Procter & Gamble, as vendor, for the Sale and hive-off of VICKS plant and business assets in Nigeria to Elixir Global Manufacturing Food Ltd.;

·Representing Radmed Diagnostics ltd., as vendor, for 100% Sale and Buyout by Skipper Ltd.

·Legal due diligence counsel to Siat Nigeria for concurrent Buyout and Acquisition of all shares in Ayip-Eku Oil Palm Company Ltd.

·In the sale of a non-controlling stake by Siat NV of Belgium, ATC was due diligence counsel for the Nigeria-domiciled subsidiaries of the vendor;

·Arbitration Counsel to Procter & Gamble in Rondatoks Services vs. Procter & Gamble, where award was granted in favour of P&G, and the Claimant lost the claim;

·Representing the Project Sponsor in the Marina Quayside Development project which is a PPP Concession with the Federal Govt. of Nigeria & Lagos State Govt. as Stakeholder grantors.