Nigeria’s large and increasing population, as well as the size of its economy, offer limitless growth opportunities for capital markets. As a top-tier capital markets law firm, we advise clients on a broad spectrum of capital market transactions, including corporate restructurings, divestitures, schemes of arrangement and reconstruction, derivatives, stock exchange listings, collective investment schemes, IPOs, global depository receipts (GDRs) and public offers of debt and equity.
Clients choose us for our ability to navigate the complexities of the evolving markets and for our efficient advice on many types of transactions. We think ahead and analyse the industries in which clients operate and investigate issues before they become complications. We embrace our client’s cutting-edge goals and visions.
Capital Markets SUBPRACTICES
Our experienced team helps clients meet the challenges of increasing growth while complying with a wide array of federal, state and local laws affecting credit products. We remain on the cutting edge of new laws and regulations, and we understand how changes in laws will impact the regulatory and compliance landscape for primary and secondary market participants for years to come. Our lawyers address mortgage and consumer lending-related compliance issues for a wide range of clients, including:
- Banks and financial institutions
- Governmental agencies
- Due diligence companies
We advise corporate trustees and agencies on a broad range of finance products, such as regulatory and hybrid capital issues, securitisations, repackagings, project finance, secured lending and all other forms of asset-backed and structured finance.
We help issuers, and investment banks raise hundreds of millions in proceeds in the high-yield, investment grade and convertible debt markets. Our expertise includes equity-linked products, regulatory capital work, liability management, retail bonds, Islamic financing and hig- yield offerings.
The Islamic capital market is where sharia-compliant financial assets are transacted. This market works parallel to the conventional market and helps investors find sharia-compliant investment opportunities. Our lawyers have structured some of the most complex and innovative Islamic finance transactions today, and we work closely with many Sharia committees and advisers. We represent a wide variety of institutions including sovereigns, corporations and banks. We also collaborate with regulators to develop legislation geared towards Islamic finance solutions.
We represent a wide range of clients, such as corporations, Limited Liability Companies (LLCs), limited partnerships, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), grantor trusts and real estate investment trusts (REITs) that issue securities to raise capital, security holders seeking to sell their securities, or banks and investment banks that underwrite and sell such securities. Our lawyers have a deep understanding of the federal securities laws, as well as national securities exchanges. Our ability to render effective disclosure advice reflects our in-depth experience in dealing with issuers facing difficult disclosure issues, as well as our deep bench of lawyers in cross-practice areas who can analyse issues requiring specialised expertise.