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Advocaat Law Practice

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Advocaat Law Practice
Managing Partner: Ola Alokolaro
Number of partners: 4
Number of lawyers: 14
Languages: English, Efik, Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba

FIRM OVERVIEW:
Advocaat Law Practice (ALP) is a full service commercial law firm based in Lagos, Nigeria and its core practice groups include: Corporate Commercial, Energy & Infrastructure, Financing, Telecommunications Media and Technology, Shipping, Aviation and International Trade, Government Relations & Public Policy, and Dispute Resolution.

MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE:

Energy & Infrastructure
• The firm is advising Chorus Energy Limited on its proposed joint venture for the construction of an onshore crude oil export terminal.
• The firm is advising Tako Exploration and Production Limited on its dispute with respect to its acquired interests in a marginal field in the Niger Delta area of the Country.
• The firm advised Range Oil & Gas Development Limited on its joint venture arrangement with other upstream oil & gas companies for the purpose of bidding for the acquisition of equity interests in an OML located in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria.
• The firm is providing legal advisory services to Funtay Global Resources Limited, with respect to acquisition of interests in marginal oilfields in Nigeria.
• The firm is providing legal advisory services to an investor on the divestment and purchase of shares of Oxygen Mining Limited which holds significant interests in a mining company with gold tenements in Nigeria.
• The firm provided legal advisory services to Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) with respect to the review, negotiation and mitigation of risks in the Metering Services Agreements between IBEDC and the Meter Asset Providers.

Financing
• The firm advised FBN Bank (UK) Limited as lenders in respect of €12 million facility to Wiesmann Sports Cars GmbH for Wiesmann to fund the development, production and sales of new Wiesmann car.
• The firm advised Union Bank (UK) Plc as lenders on its USD7 million uncommitted revolving trade finance facility to a Nigerian jet fuel supplier.
• The firm acted as local Counsel to FBN Bank (UK) Limited on its USD15million loan facility to Robust International Pte. Limited for its commodity trading.
• The firm advised FBN Bank (UK) Limited as lenders on its USD50 million commodity stock finance and revolving working capital facility to Phoenix Global DMCC.

Key Clients: Union Bank (Uk) Plc, FBN Bank (UK) Limited

Corporate Commercial
• The firm is advising Guinness Nigeria Plc. on its proposed Distributor Financing Scheme with its customers.
• The firm provided legal services to Unique Grains Food Processing Company Limited for the acquisition of Warm Spring Nigeria Limited (Gossy water).
• The firm is providing legal advisory services to Cummins Power Generation Nigeria Limited (CPGNL) with respect to the restructuring and acquisition of Tower Power Utility Limited (TPUL) by CPGNL.

Government Relations & Public Policy
• The firm is retained to provide public policy advisory services to Mastercard.
• The firm is retained to provide legal advisory services, monitor and ensure compliance with legislative and regulatory requirements to Facebook.
• The firm is retained to provide legal advisory services on immigration related matters to Fragomen.
• The firm is retained to provide legal advisory services on immigration related matters to IBN Immigration Solutions.

Telecommunications, Media & Technology
• The firm is providing legal advisory services to Mobile Intelligence Limited, an NCC licensed Content Aggregator.
• The firm is providing legal advisory services to Corridor Communications, a telecommunications company.
• The firm negotiated an Information Technology Outsourcing Agreement valued at over USD$150million on behalf of a technology firm.
• The firm was involved in the development of contract templates for different service offerings and strategic partnerships for a telecommunications operator. – Lease Line solutions, Capacity Swap, Wholesale Resellers, Passive/Active collocation, Rack Space Hosting agreement, Interconnect Agreements, value added services, sponsorships.
• The firm advised a major GSM company in negotiating and documenting contracts for the deployment and maintenance of fiber optic cables of over 2,000 kilometers valued at over USD$100m across the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Disputes Resolution
• The firm is acting as Counsel to Funtay Global Resources Limited, an energy service company which provides solutions to companies operating in the upstream, midstream and downstream value chain of the oil and gas sector in a case before the Federal High Court involving its acquisition of participating interests in a marginal oilfield located in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria.
• The firm is representing MTN Nigeria Communications Plc. in a number of suits at superior courts of record in various states across the western region of Nigeria.
• The firm is successfully defended Cummins Power Generation Nigeria Limited (a power solutions company) in a Shareholders’ Petition before the Federal High Court, Lagos.
• The firm represented a globally acclaimed Health, Safety and Environment Company based in the United Kingdom (UK) and successfully assisted the client in its recovery of about €75,000 from a Nigerian Oil and Gas company.
• The firm acted as Counsel to one of the largest telecommunications company in Africa in a suit commenced at the Federal High Court and obtained judgment in the client’s favour.

PRACTICE AREAS

Energy & Infrastructure

Corporate Commercial
Government Relations & Public Policy

Financing
Telecommunications Media and Technology
Shipping, Aviation and International Trade
Dispute Resolution

OFFICES:
Nigeria


Lagos
The Services Room
3rd Floor Law Union House
14, Hughes Avenue,
Yaba, Lagos
Tel: +234 (1) 4531004, 4547932
Emergency Nos: +234 - 8105340496, 7061847205
[email protected]

Abuja
4, Nilakka Lake Close
Off Gurara Street
Off IBB Way
Maitama,
Abuja - FCT
Tel: +234 (1) 4531004, 4547932
Emergency Nos: +234 - 8105340496, 7061847205
[email protected]

Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

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