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Firm Profile

Giwa-Osagie & Co

Firm Profile

Lagos

  • Profile
  • 4 Lalupon Close
  • Off Kefi Street, South West Ikoyi
  • Lagos
  • Lagos
  • Nigeria

Firm profile submitted by Giwa-Osagie & Co

Managing Partner: Mr Osayaba Giwa-Osagie
Number of partners: 3
Number of other lawyers: 14
Language: English


Giwa-Osagie & Company is a medium sized company that focuses on corporate and commercial law. The firm is comprised of a team of dedicated and efficient lawyers with fast turnaround. It has achieved a high level of professionalism in its various transactions and maintained its position as one of the leading law firms in Nigeria. The firm provides quality legal services at reasonable and competitive rates and provides development opportunities for its lawyers in order to achieve maximum potential.

Aviation:
2 Partners, 1 senior Associate and 4 associates
■Advised a client in creating a legal mortgage of an aircraft in the sum of N526million
■Assisting international carriers in obtaining all requisite permits from the relevant regulatory authorities.
■Representing international carriers in a variety of aviation claims/litigation in Nigeria.
■Rendering diverse legal opinions and advice on various aspects of international carriage and the applicable laws.
Key Clients: Emirates, Air France/KLM
Contact: Osayaba Giwa-Osagie [Senior Partner]
Email: [email protected], [email protected]
Tel: +234 803 403 0370

Banking & Finance:
3 partners, 1 senior associate, 4 associates
■Advised a Client on its acquisition of a Nigerian bank and its foreign subsidiaries
■Advised a Nigerian bank in its divestment from its subsidiaries
■Advised an international cement manufacturing company on its bond issuance for the sum of N60billion
■Reviewed the receivable financing agreement and the promissory note in respect of a credit transaction to the value of USD13.4million
■Reviewed an off-shore financing transaction for an international bank in the sum of US$4.5million.
■Advised a Nigerian Bank in its divestment of its 100% equity in a Health Maintenance Organisation for a value of N750,000,000.00
Key Clients: Lafarge Holcim, Deutsche Bank, Citi Bank, Keystone Bank Limited, Sigma Golf Nigeria Limited
Contact: Osayaba Giwa-Osagie and Bosede Giwa-Osagie
Email: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
Tel: +234 803 403 0370, +234 803 324 7610

Capital Market & Securities:
2 Partners, 2 associates
■Appointed as a solicitors to a multinational cement company in its N50billion secured bond issue
■Appointed as a solicitors to a multinational cement company in its N60billion secured bond issue
■Appointed as solicitors in raising N5billion in the first Delta State floating rate redeemable revenue bond
Key Clients: Lafarge Holcim and Delta State Government of Nigeria
Contact: Bose Giwa-Osagie
Email: [email protected], [email protected]
Tel: +234 803 324 7610

Foreign Investments:
2 partners, 5 associates
■Advising an American manufacturing company in its business entry into Nigeria and on its compliance with regulatory authorities to obtain all its statutory permits and licences
■Advised a USAID contractor LLC company based in the United States on the best form of entry into Nigeria Advised a South Korean engineering company on its proposed operations in the Oil and Gas industry in Nigeria
Key Clients: Monster Energy, Monster Energy Nigeria Limited, National Oilwell Varco, DAI Global LLC
Contact: Osayaba Giwa-Osagie and Bosede Giwa-Osagie
Email: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
Tel: +234 803 403 0370, +234 803 324 7610

Litigation and Dispute Resolution:
2 partners, 1 senior associate, 4 associates
■Represented a telecommunications company in litigation for the judgment sum of US$3,336,969.10 with 10% interest
■Represented a cement manufacturing company for the judgment sum of N318,691,324.92
■Assisted a multinational oil company in resolving disputes arising out of their contract with a service company in respect of their offshore construction to the value of $201million
■Representing international airlines in various matters arising from claims for compensation and damages by their customers
■Negotiated the restructuring of a $13million loan involving a Nigerian telecommunications company and a foreign company based in Geneva
Key Clients: Emirates, GPC, Shell, Mobil Unlimited Company, Total Nigeria Plc.
Contact: Osayaba Giwa-Osagie, Joe Ogunu and Michael Dedon
Email: [email protected], [email protected]
Tel: +234 803 403 0370

Mergers & Acquisition:
2 partners, 4 associates
■Advised a Client on its post-acquisition strategies of a Nigerian Bank
■Advised a Nigerian bank on the divestment of its equity interest in two (2) banks in Liberia and Sierra Leone
■Advised a South African Holding company on its acquisition of 100% equity interests in three (3) Nigerian companies.
■Advised ab international multinational company on premerger and post completion matters in a $70million integration and acquisition transaction.
Key Clients: Accenture, Deloitte SA, Keystone Bank Limited, Sigma Golf Nigeria Limited, Enterprise Bank Limited.
Contact: Osayaba Giwa-Osagie
Email: [email protected], [email protected]
Tel: +234 803 403 0370

Oil and Gas:
2 partners, 3 associates
■Advising oil and gas companies in Nigeria on compliance with the Local Content Act and restructuring their operations in line with the provisions of the Act
■Reviewed the guaranty agreement, the reimbursement and credit agreement, and letters of credit in relation to a gas supply agreement between a multinational oil company and a multinational oil company and a local company to the value of $140million
Key Clients: Mobil Producing Nigeria, Shell Petroleum Development Company, National Oilwell Varco, Nov Oil and Gas Services Nigeria Limited
Contact: Osayaba Giwa-Osagie and Ifeoma Okeke
Email: [email protected], [email protected]
Tel: +234 803 403  0370

Power Projects:
1 partner 2 associates
■Advising multinational companies on power purchase agreements (PPA), independent power producer projects (IPP), power generation and power distribution projects
■Reviewed the implementation agreement between a state government and corporate entities relating to a hydroelectric generating dam project
■Advised a power plant company on the interpretation of certain clauses in a power plant agreement in line with applicable Nigerian laws
Key Clients: Lafarge Africa Plc and United Cement Company of Nigeria Limited
Contact: Osayaba Giwa-Osagie and Temitope Adenaik
Email: [email protected], [email protected]
Tel: +234 803 403 0370

Telecommunications & Information Technology:
2 partners, 2 associates
■Advising on the legal framework for operating in this sector, ensuring compliance with the relevant laws and regulations and obtaining operational licences
■Representing an Abu Dhabi based multinational telecommunications company in proceedings against a Gibraltar registered telecommunications service provider to realise its assets
■Appointed as legal advisers and consultants by a multinational telecommunications company to advise on the privatisation of NITEL
Key Clients: Thuraya, Ceragon Networks Limited, Telkom SA
Contact: Osayaba Giwa-Osagie and Yemi Kehinde
Email: [email protected], [email protected]
Tel: +234 803 403 0370

Branches

  • 2nd Floor Oakland Center,
  • Plot 2940 Aguiyi Ironsi Street,
  • Abuja,
  • Federal Capital Territory
  • Nigeria
  • Tel +234 9 461 3292