Transportation SUBPRACTICES

Transportation Infrastructure

The Nigerian government has advocated for the increasing use of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) in the transportation sector. We are the premiere project finance law firm in Nigeria, and we are major players in the development of PPPs. Our award-winning legal team has proudly served at the forefront of numerous landmark infrastructure projects in the transportation sector, including the Lekki-Epe Toll Road Concessioning Project, Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport Concessioning, and the Lagos Cable Car Transit LCCT Project, among many others. [SOCHI, PLEASE CONFIRM THESE NAMES]

Aviation

From leasing and acquiring aircraft to assisting in establishing an aviation and fuel services hub for West Africa in Nigeria, we are actively involved as leading aviation lawyers both in the Nigerian and international aviation spheres.

Our cross-departmental and expert team is a huge asset to our clients. Our specialists provide legal advice to aviation industry leaders, as well as financial institutions and companies involved in asset and corporate financing in the aviation industry.

We represent leaders in the aviation industry, as well as financial institutions and insurers in litigations and disputes, and provide pre-dispute counselling concerning liability issues and preparedness. Our cross-departmental aviation law group includes seasoned litigators with the technical, regulatory and legal expertise critical to the effective handling and resolution of aviation cases.

Shipping and Maritime

Amidst a climate of change in the nature and availability of vessel financing, we are experts in shipping finance, and we advise top lenders, investors and lessors on their transactions, including charter documentation and the purchase, sale and registration of vessels.

As a leading shipping law firm, we advise our clients on the full range of transactions, including joint ventures and strategic alliances; capital raisings and restructurings. Our professionals work together to provide clients with a broad-based platform and particularised expertise including:

  • We are advising a top financial institution on providing a US$10 million facility to a leading shipping company for the purchase of a vessel
  • We are advising a prominent financial institution regarding a US$55 million facility to a major energy company, which includes registration of a mortgage over the borrower’s vessel
  • We advised a syndicate of Nigerian and foreign financial institutions in connection with financing provided to a shipping company and the mortgaging of its vessels

Our maritime practice includes litigation and arbitration dispute resolution involving claims concerning vessel financing, maritime liens, insurance, commercial/contractual disputes, pollutants, cargo carrier disputes and many other matters.