Transactional Experience

Administration of Estates

ESTATE OF LATE ADENEKAN ADIO MOSES (OFR)

The firm applied for and obtained Probate from the Probate Division of the Lagos State High Court and administered the Estate of the deceased by managing the properties of the Estate, opening the estate’s account and operating the said accounts. We also procured new land certificates and title documents in place of lost title documents as well as invested in stocks and shares on behalf of the Estate.

MRS VICTORIA OSAI UGUNA vs. MRS IFEOMA UNUIGBE & 6 ORS: SUIT NO. ID/455/2012

The Firm got Judgment in favour of the claimant and successfully established the following;

  1. The rights and entitlement of a woman married under the Act in accordance with the Administration of Estates Law Chapter A3, Laws of Lagos State, 2004
  2. What the children of the deceased are entitled to
  3. The position of the law on the entitlement of a child who dies before attaining the age of maturity
  4. How to prove a Legal Marriage
  5. Those entitled to apply for Letters of Administration

Arbitration

Nigeria Oil Mills

Successfully commenced and concluded proceedings against Elf Oil Nig. Ltd (now Totalfina Elf) for breach of Contract before a Sole Arbitrator. The sum of N70, 200, 538 (Seventy Million, Two Hundred Thousand, Five Hundred and Thirty Eight Naira) was awarded against Elf Oil Nig. Ltd by the Sole Arbitrator.

The Aforesaid award was affirmed by Honourable Justice J. K. Olotu of the Federal High Court, Lagos on the 16th of January, 2003. The matter is presently at the Court of Appeal, Lagos Division.

Aviation

Bristow Helicopters Nigeria Limited

Defended Bristow Helicopters Nigeria Limited in civil matters filed against it, in Rivers State, Delta State, Cross Rivers State and Akwa Ibom State.

Company Secretarial

Boulos Foods and Beverages

Attending board meetings, preparing minutes; preparing and circulating notices of Company/board meetings; minutes and resolution thereto; keeping the statutory prescribed register; company seal and minutes book; filing annual returns; change of directors; preparing and filing forms for increase of shares and transfer of shares; legal opinion on pioneer status, NIPC registration, expatriate quota, bonafide manufacturer’s status.

C.H.F Heron Limited, Rhapsody's Limited, 1Colour Limited

Filing of annual returns; change of directors; preparing and filing forms for increase of share capital and transfer of shares.

Phronesis Securities Limited

Attending board meetings, filing of annual returns; change of directors; preparing and filing forms for increase of share capital and transfer of share.

Debt Recovery and Re-negotiation.

Ceres Nig. Ltd

The Firm successfully negotiated and obtained 20% interest waiver from First City Monument Bank in the sum of N121,658,515.82k (One Hundred and Twenty-one Million, Six Hundred and Fifty-eight Thousand, Five Hundred and Fifteen Naira, Eighty-two Kobo) i.e. 16,728,579.63k (Sixteen Million, Seven Hundred and Twenty Eight Thousand, Five Hundred and Seventy-nine Naira, Sixty-three Kobo) on behalf of CERES NIGERIA LTD.

Compuleb Nigeria Limited

The firm has recovered over N18, 000, 000 (Eighteen Million Naira) on behalf of COMPULEB NIGERIA LIMITED.

Eko Electricity Distribution Company Limited The Firm has recovered the total sum of N90, 000, 000 (Ninety Million Naira) from debtors on behalf of EKO ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTION COMPANY LIMITED.

Intellectual Property

The Firm has registered Intellectual Property for Affordable Cars Limited, Boulos Group of Companies, Cobranet Limited, Rhapsody's Limited,1 Colour Limited, C.H.F Heron Limited amongst others.

Legal audit

Finatrade SA, Geneva Switzerland

Conducting legal audit on Topcee Foods Nig. Ltd

Confirming the status of the company at the Corporate Affairs Commission.

Confirming registration of the company’s trademark at Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

Confirming registration of the factory certificate at the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity.

Confirming Company’s income tax clearance certificate at Federal Board of Internal Revenue.

Confirming registration of certificate of NAFDAC.

Verifying expatriate quota and business permit at Federal Ministry of Internal Affairs.

Litigation Experience

Breach of Contract

E.D & F SUGAR LIMITED vs. ELANRO LIMITED & 4 ORS: SUIT NO. FHC/L/CS/1107/99

The firm successfully enforced the Joint Venture Agreement between the parties at the Federal High Court.

Claim for Damages

SHITTU ADELEKE & 9 ORS vs. NATIONAL ELECTRIC POWER PLC: SUIT NO. HOY/73/93

The firm successfully defended National Electric Power Plc. in a claim for damages against it. The firm raised the trial court’s lack of jurisdiction to entertain the matter. Consequently, the case was struck out.

Claim for Libel

MR. EFFIONG JUDE ITANG vs. ELION HOUSE HOTEL: SUIT NO. LD/884/2005

The firm successfully put up a good defence in an action for defamation brought against the Defendant by a former employee before Hon. Justice Y.O. Idowu (Mrs.). Her Lordship dismissed the suit on the grounds that the claim was frivolous, an after-thought and entirely speculative.

MR. IDONGESIT JAMES AKPAN & ORS AND MOBIL PRODUCING NIGERIA UNLIMITED: SUIT NO. HEK/129/2006

The firm successfully defended Mobil Oil Producing Nigeria Unlimited against a claim of N1, 000,000,000.00 (One Billion Naira) for negligence at Eket High Court, Akwa Ibom State.

Commercial

ECOTRADE S.A & ECOTRADE LIMITED vs. BASE DEVELOPMENT LIMITED & GABRIEL IBRAHIM GEORGE ASHKAR

The Firm got judgment in favour of the Claimants and successfully established the folowing;

  1. Who is recognised as a Shareholder/Member of a Company and what entitles one to be referred to as such
  2. The rights of a Shareholder/Member of a Company
  3. Who is entitled to receive notices of meeting in a Company
  4. Who is entitled to a claim of Bonus and Dividends in a Company
Title to Land

MRS. E.A. ALDER & 3 ORS vs. DR. TUNJI OTEGBEYE & 2 ORS: SUIT NO. LD/1504/92 The firm successfully raised the plea of non-ex factum at the Lagos State High Court.

Real Estate

Elion House

The firm applied for and obtained the Lagos State Government’s approval for the conversion of a residential building to commercial.

Guaranty Trust Bank Plc

Perfected legal mortgages on behalf of the bank

Peniel Realty Intl. Ltd

Conducting search, negotiating purchase, purchase of land, preparation of transfer documents, perfection of title documents & obtaining Governor’s consent.

Scarborough Consult and Synergy Limited

We have purchased landed properties, perfected title documents of properties, in Victoria Island and Ikoyi, Lagos State.

Villagolf Properties Limited

Preparing Legal documents for the purchase of landed Property and preparing documents for developing same into a block of Six (6) numbers Three (3) bedroom flats and two (2) numbers two (2) bedroom flats.

Resolution of Trade Dispute

Cobranet Limited

The firm amicably resolved the trade dispute between members of the Steel and Engineering Workers’ Union of Nigeria and the Management of Cobranet Limited.

Fadosons & Company

The firm successfully negotiated interest concession, in respect of Fadosons and Company’s indebtedness to Guaranty Trust Bank Plc.

Telecommunications

License

Obtaining Internet Service Provider License and International Data Access License for Cobranet Limited.

Right of Way

Obtaining Right of Way (R.O.W) permit from the Kwara State Government on behalf of Joternam Nigeria Limited, to lay MTN Optic Fibre Cables through Metropolitan Ilorin/Ilorin Township Roads, covering a distance of 12.5km.

The Firm’s Bankers

First Bank of Nigeria Plc

Standard Chartered Bank

Guaranty Trust Bank

Auditors

Onyema Osueke & Co. (Chartered Accountants)