Professionalism, Effectiveness and Pragmatism

Corporate & Commercial

The regulatory environment surrounding banking and finance can present complex challenges for clients to navigate their personal and commercial outcomes.

Our banking and finance team is a multi-discipline collaboration from across OWC, including specialists in corporate advisory, financial services and markets, commercial property and litigation to ensure our clients have access to the specialist advice they require combined with deep sector and industry knowledge.

We assemble a team from across Okey Wali & Co, drawing on their experience and expertise in corporate advisory advice on a wide range of domestic and cross border transactions.

We advise on a full range of business tax issues. Our practice covers corporate tax and structuring, capital markets, private equity, finance and real estate tax issues. We have considerable experience advising on tax issues affecting entrepreneurs, investors and business owners (including venture capital tax schemes), as well as those arising in the context of partnerships and LLPs.

Our expertise extends to other business related tax matters, such as employee taxation, employee share schemes and management incentive arrangements (including in the context of carried interest structures).

We also undertake tax litigation and disputes work

Our highly skilled property team provides a seamless and practical service. We advise both commercial and private clients on a broad range of issues including the acquisition, disposal, leasing and development of commercial and residential property, planning, investment portfolio management, finance, and litigation.

We serve a diverse range of clients, including those from the investment sector, developers, lenders and end users such as retail and corporate occupiers as well as private individuals. Our team deals with transactions of varying sizes including significant high value projects.

All businesses are involved in the buying or selling of goods or services and need advice on commercial law. As such, our commercial lawyers deal with the real world.

We advise Nigeria and overseas business in all industries in doing business both in the Nigeria, Africa and internationally.

Much of our work is for principals and agents and suppliers and distributors.

Our expertise includes drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial arrangements, assisting from start to finish until agreement is reached.

Sometimes we are called upon to advise on how our clients can get out of the agreements into which they have entered at which point we can be inventive! But always commercial advice is provided in context as we provide realistic solutions to suit our clients’ needs

Okey Wali & Co (OWC) has extensive experience of advising Nigerian and overseas clients on all aspects of mergers and acquisitions, ranging from complex cross-border acquisitions and disposals to smaller UK private company deals. We advise buyers, sellers and financial advisers on both public and private mergers and acquisitions. OWC is recognised as having a high quality M&A practice, which is a central part of the firm’s practice.

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