Financial Restructuring Insolvency SUBPRACTICES

Equity Capital Raising and Restructuring

When companies are in financial distress, carefully considering all potential solutions to achieve a successful work-out or arrangement is essential. We work with debtors, creditors and committees in high-profile Nigerian and multinational restructurings. Our experienced insolvency, banking and finance lawyers devise transactional and dispute resolution strategies to produce successful and creative results in insolvency matters. Our top finance and restructuring legal team represents major stakeholders in troubled companies to structure financings, raise equity capital, and negotiate rights among creditors. We offer clients effective and forward-thinking solutions to difficult and complex legal matters.

Debt Restructuring

Debt restructuring is a negotiating process with a company’s creditors, with the ultimate goal of avoiding insolvency. A distressed company may reach agreements with lenders to realign debts in such a way that allows the borrower to satisfy its financial obligations to its creditors whilst maintaining its corporate existence as a going concern.

Our experienced finance lawyers understand that these financial transactions are confidential, time-sensitive and delicate matters. We pride ourselves on our responsiveness to our clients' issues and concerns. We strive to provide proactive, creative, and effective solutions in a fast-paced and high-pressure setting, whether we are representing the borrower, the lender or other major stakeholders.

Formal Insolvency Proceedings and Receivership

We use our experience, creativity, business acumen and legal expertise to protect your valuable investments and assets and maximise your recovery.

We leverage our multidisciplinary insolvency law experts who work across different practice groups and industry sectors from our various offices located in Abuja, Lagos and Port Harcourt, in managing and advising on a wide variety of insolvency and creditors’ rights matters – from the straightforward to the most complex. We represent corporate debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, landlords, bankruptcy trustees, private investment funds, buyers of distressed debt/businesses and unsecured creditors' committees. We provide relief on a variety of fronts, including obtaining adequate protection for the use of secured creditors’ collateral and reaffirmation of debts, as well as more complex matters such as bankruptcy sales, plan negotiation, and debtor-in-possession financing.

Insolvency Litigation

Clients across Nigeria and worldwide seek us out because we vigorously protect your interests and safeguard your rights.

Our top-notch insolvency litigation lawyers and dispute resolution lawyers advise both our international and Nigerian clients on all types of insolvency, and creditors’ rights litigation and disputes involving distressed businesses. Our dispute resolution lawyers have successfully represented lenders, indenture trustees, investors, corporate fiduciaries, debtors, committees, trustees, receivers, and other parties in a wide variety of disputes.