Streamsowers & Köhn is a leading commercial law firm providing legal advisory and advocacy services from its offices in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt. The team has extensive experience in acting for Nigerian and international companies, government and industry regulators in the firm’s various areas of practice.
Main Areas of Practice:
Energy, Natural Resources & Environmental Law
Corporate & Commercial
Aviation Legislative Oversight & Related Government
Infrastructure & Privatisation
Energy, Natural Resources & Environmental Law:
The group acts for leading multinational and local players in the power, mining and oil and gas markets. The group has also played a significant role in developing and interpreting the regulatory frameworks in these sectors.
The group is led by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), the Nigerian equivalent of Queen’s Counsel, and comprises some of the most respected practitioners in the field. The group has acted for foreign and local clientele in disputes arising from the telecommunications, construction, aviation claims, debt recovery, enforcement of human rights, taxation and oil and gas matters. Many lawyers are also seasoned arbitrators qualified as Fellows and Members of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Corporate & Commercial:
The group provides quality legal advice on banking, insurance, intellectual property, real estate, employment, taxation and administrative law. In addition to providing company secretarial services, the firm also advises on mergers and acquisitions corporate restructuring, insolvency and winding up, capital markets transactions, infrastructure, privatisation and project finance. The team is especially attuned to the special needs of foreign investors doing business in Nigeria.
The aviation group has evolved over the years from the practice of injury claims litigation to participating in the drafting of industry legislation and acting for major local and international airlines and government agencies in financing of aircraft acquisition and leasing, registration of interest and regulatory compliance. The group acted for the Federal Government of Nigeria in drafting the Civil Aviation Act and the domestication of the Cape Town Convention.
Legislative Oversight & Related Governmental Activities:
The group monitors and analyses legislative activities at the National Assembly and other legislative authorities at the state level. The firm also advocates clients’ views before the National Assembly and are regularly engaged to draft or review proposed primary and subsidiary legislations.
Infrastructure & Privatisation:
The group has a strong reputation for proffering sound legal advice related to every aspect of the private development of infrastructure. The team has acted for numerous clients in several sectors including power, telecommunications, water, aviation, ports management and transport. Expertise in this area includes advising on licensing and regulation, concessioning, commercial and financing issues and supporting the start-up of new infrastructure companies.