Banking and Finance

Renaissance Practice is versed in banking and finance law, and we offer qualitative services to our clients across the entire gamut of the banking and finance industry. We have played lead roles in many complex and sophisticated highly rated transactions both in the domestic and international spheres and our competence encompass all aspects of deal structuring, preliminary and comprehensive advice, negotiation, and documentation.

Our formidable team possesses remarkable knowledge of financial, commercial, and tax laws as well as an acumen in applying these laws to structuring client’s transactions. Our expertise spans asset finance, debt capital markets, corporate finance, Islamic finance, leveraged and acquisition finance, projects and infrastructure finance, real estate finance, restructuring and insolvency, and trade and export finance.

An investment decision requires a critical examination of all pertinent issues related to the investment; hence, we adopt a multi-disciplinary approach to ensuring that our client enjoy a competitive advantage, and maximize returns on their investments. Notably, we are well versed in all areas of asset finance transactions and liaise with key drivers of this industry such as equity and debt investors, lessors, lessees, providers of credit, joint venturers, corporate trustees, and debt equity syndicates.

Our lawyers comprised in the corporate finance practice are reputed to be market and thought leaders in their field, and they are thoroughly exposed to the various corporate finance mechanics and techniques in raising finance for both individuals and corporations alike. Our team also advise clients on the most appropriate option to raise finance in both domestic and cross border transactions. We advise on single lender loans, syndications, club deals, acquisition and disposal as well as corporate restructuring.

We have appreciable experience in advising on various debt related instruments and products. Our lawyers demonstrate knowledge of the Nigerian capital market as well as the modalities for the issuance and trading of debt instruments such as medium term notes, commercial papers, bonds, global depositary receipts, asset backed securitizations amongst others.

We command a profound grasp of the OTC exchange market and derivatives-based securities and related products. We constantly adopt novel techniques to satisfying our clients’ needs and protecting their interest.

We have legal experts on project and infrastructure finance who provide top notch services on acquisition/ development of oil & gas and power generation projects. Our lawyers have also advised all key stakeholders in the industry including project sponsors, banks, arrangers, guarantors, ECAs, MLAs and project companies.