Finance, Corporate &
Commercial Law

We provide range of services to our growing list of corporate/ commercial clients, including advice on company formations, negotiating and drafting shareholding agreements, joint venture agreements, management and technical service agreements and share and asset acquisitions and disposals, corporate governance, risk management and regulatory compliance.

We undertake corporate advisory including buy-outs, takeovers, mergers, acquisitions, corporate restructuring and dissolutions, and give general and specialist advice on finance matters, including acquisition finance, project finance, equity and venture capital and/or secured commercial lending transactions, equipment leasing advise and other derivative transactions.

General Litigation &
Dispute Resolution

At Ige & Partners, we have a formidable litigation practice and our team have acquired verse skill and experience from practicing through the high courts to the appellate courts. In the process, we have been involved in major litigations in the most significant areas of the law.

We have acted on various contracts and commercial disputes, intellectual property infringement matters, insurance claims, real property matters, garnishees as well as project finance and construction disputes. We have extensive negotiation experience and have handled various matters referred to mediation at the Lagos Multidoor Court House and arbitration proceedings.

Employment &
Labour Law Practice

Steering safely through complicated employment and labour laws and regulations in home markets and abroad is critical to maintaining a competitive advantage for companies. Our firm has a highly developed practice in the area of employment and labour law and practice, and in that capacity, we advise clients on relevant and ever changing employment and labour legislations.

Our lawyers with solid background in Labour matters and practice provide seamless and integrated advice from recruitment to retirement, to help clients anticipate and avoid problems, as well as deal effectively and sensitively with collective bargaining and workers’ trade union issues. As experts, we advise on employment and labour disputes between companies and its employees in compliance with international best practice. We also undertake the prosecution of litigation arising from industrial disputes.

Our Managing Partner is a committee member of the Employment and Industrial Relation Committee of the NBA Section on Business Law.

Taxation

Governments worldwide are aggressively pursuing additional revenue, and crises-related restructurings pose new and difficult challenges for tax planning and dispute resolution. So does the Nigerian Government. At Ige & Partners, we understand the business and legal intricacies of taxation especially when it involves foreign investments and have thus forged an ability to design, implement and defend tax planning structures. We are vastly skilled in advising in direct and indirect taxation, transfer pricing, and dispute resolution.

Our dedicated lawyers, consulting experts and advisers are in touch with changing tax laws, practices and dispute resolution techniques and can help design, implement, and defend tax strategies for international operations and transactions. We have experienced tax litigators who can represent clients in all phases of tax dispute resolution. We also advice on Tax exemptions; Tax Returns and Assessments; VAT; Income Tax and other forms of levies and duties.

Intellectual Property Registration,
Watch, Enforcement & Litigation

We provide comprehensive legal services related to registration, protection, exploitation and litigation of Intellectual Property Rights. These include: trade and service marks, patents, industrial designs and copyright. Specifically on trademarks, we recognizes that brands and trademarks are at the heart of every business.

There is, therefore, need for such businesses to put in place effective and pro-active trademark clearance and registration strategies to ensure that such brands are properly protected. To achieve this, Ige & Partners provides the following services: offering trademark advice, registration, maintenance and renewal of trademarks, preparation, filing and prosecution of new trademark applications and responses, trademark docketing, trademark conflict resolution, carrying out due diligence of Intellectual Property, handling trademark licensing and assignment agreements, handling trademark litigations.

Insolvency &
Corporate Recovery

At Ige & Partners, we handle a wide range of contentious and non-contentious insolvency and corporate recovery matters. Regular work includes acting as receiver/ managers and liquidators. We have an active debt recovery and collection department, utilizing the most appropriate common law statutory tools for accelerated recovery where necessary.

The firm has strong banking and insurance practices which involve general advice as well as restructuring and re-financing work. Clients include leading banks and other financial institutions, major accounting firms, engineering firms and high net worth individuals.

Real Property
Practice

We undertake a wide range of real property transactions including but not limited to purchase of real properties for our clients whenever the need arises. In this wise, the we conducts searches at the various land registries to verify and authenticate title to properties, prepares various land transaction documents, seeks and obtains consents to property transactions including certificates of occupancy, consent to mortgages and the perfection of title deed generally.