Corporate & Commercial
We have a fully integrated corporate and commercial practice comprised of sound lawyers whose primary goal is to help clients achieve their commercial goals. Our lawyers are business savvy and create time to understand the businesses of the client in order to proffer pragmatic and well-tailored advice towards delivering timely and practical solutions to the issues impacting on the client’s daily operations.
We offer a broad range of services to a diverse client base from entrepreneurial start-ups to well established multi-national corporations. We advise clients on all areas of corporate law, incorporation of new companies, structuring and forming new corporate entities, including board procedures, director responsibilities and shareholder relations, repatriating earnings, venture capital and private equity, corporate policies, code of conduct and listing rules, initial and secondary public offerings, mergers and demergers, as well as corporate insolvency and restructuring.
We guide our clients through the entire procedure for establishing a new business, general regulatory compliance, hiring first employees, creating and developing new products and services, and all other forms of business interest of our clients. We also advise our clients on the most efficient way of structuring their business as we understand that commercial arrangements are germane to the success of a business.
Our team are well versed in rendering insightful corporate advice on matters such as annual general meetings including maintenance of statutory registers, reviewing annual reports and accounts, business reviews, notices of meetings, corporate governance issues, share capital and shareholders’ rights including re-denomination and alteration of share capital, class rights, conversion rights, redemption and transfer of shares or other securities, financial assistance matters, company formation and administration.
We act as an interface between our clients and the various corporate regulatory agencies, and we consistently advise our clients on the various extant compliance obligations, required under the regulatory framework. We are also willing to undertake these compliance obligations on behalf of our clients so as to further enhance the ease of doing business by our clients.
Our team can boast of tax experts who are well acquainted in tax laws and offer advice to clients on the tax implications of their business activities as well as identifying the most tax efficient ways of structuring the clients’ business and commercial transactions. Our lawyers also collaborate with external tax practitioners with a view to providing a robust and thorough advice to our clients.