Our lawyers in our Sydney Office provide advise to sponsors, governments, construction companies and lenders on projects and project financing in several sectors of the Nigerian economy. These financing transactions include simple/complex local banking lending deals, complex international co-financings, capital markets-based project financing etc.
With our extensive experience in bringing a wide range of projects to completion, we provide more than just legal counsel; we provide business and tactical advice, and to this end, can structure, negotiate and document the extensive range of project and financing agreements to suit each client’s specific needs.
Our lawyers have been recognized for their practical ability as well as their commercial approach and can therefore provide comprehensive legal services, including drafting/reviewing/negotiating requisite project and financing agreements, conducting legal due diligence, advising on joint ventures, project structures (BOT, BOOT, DBFO, DBFM, PPP, PFI and others), risk allocation and “bankability” of project agreements, financing arrangements and relevant security packages and considerations in Nigeria.
We provide comprehensive legal advisory services to many clients; including, commercial and merchant banks, international finance institutions, leasing companies, insurance companies, mortgage institutions etc.
Our Sydney office provides solutions to general disputes on banking and finance matters; proffer advice on syndicated and single bank loans, standby and revolving loan facilities, guarantees and bonds, mortgages, asset finance, consumer credit, trade export financing, the establishment of banks and other investment & finance outfits, debt rescheduling for corporations, individuals and governmental agencies.
Furthermore, we have the competence to advise on transactions such as listing of companies on the floor of Stock Exchanges; Cross Border Listing of companies and/or securities (ETFs, GDRs etc.); compliance with capital & money markets rules and regulations in Australia, the United Kingdom and EU.
In terms of raising finance via a public offer, private placement, special placing, core investor sale etc., we have the competence to act as Solicitors to the Company, Solicitors to the Offer/Placement/Transaction Counsel and Solicitors to the Trustees.