OOLLP enjoys a national and regional reputation as one of the world’s leading business law firms. Our Corporate Practice assists clients with all aspects of mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, IPOs, debt offerings, venture capital and private equity investments, regulatory compliance and strategic transactional matters. We also advise on complex securities compliance, corporate governance, executive compensation issues, and carry out corporate due diligence investigations. The Corporate Practice provides bespoke advisory services on local and cross-border registration of corporate entities, foreign direct and portfolio investments, and corporate restructurings.

On-going and recently completed Transactions

  • Adviser to an investment and venture capital company on group restructuring involving a multi-million dollar transfer of assets and liabilities valued at $80 million;

    Advised on a bid for the acquisition of a local Refinery valued at US$400 million;

  • Purchaser’s Adviser for the acquisition of head office complex and nationwide branches of a Nigerian company valued at over $500 million;

  • Purchaser’s Adviser for the acquisition of developed and undeveloped property for gas stations in various locations in Lagos and across Nigeria valued in excess of $200 million;

  • Legal advisers to an African regional entity in the acquisition and transfer of title to a significant building development in Victoria Island, Lagos. This transaction involved serious complexities resulting in significant cost savings for the client, valued at over $500 million;

  • Advised on cross-border listing of the shares of an oil marketing company’s listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange;

  • Advisers to a multinational energy company in respect of its Toronto Stock Exchange listing;

  • Representing a state government in a multi-billion-dollar suit relating to the pre-emptive rights to acquire the shares of one of Nigeria’s largest telecommunications companies;

  • Successfully defending the corporate owner of approximately 1,500,000 square metres of prime property in Lagos State, valued at over $1 billion, against all disputes regarding title, ownership and legal challenges to government revocation pertaining to that development;

  • Defending one of the world’s largest courier companies for over three decades against claims varying from contractual issues to employment matters filed against it in various Nigerian courts valued at close to $1 billion;

  • Successfully defending one of Nigeria’s biggest local aviation companies in various claims valued at over $700 million;