We are committed to effective team-building with our clients to enable us to clearly understand their objectives, anticipate their needs and ensure that we exceed all expectations. One of our many strengths is our in-depth knowledge of the local financial market, coupled with our drive for excellence and the full complement of our firm’s expertise in commercial services.
Banking & Finance
Banking & Finance
JEE acts for and represents several leading international, regional and local financial institutions and corporations on a wide range of financial transactions. Our specialist team of finance lawyers provides transaction advisory services on such areas as syndicated and bilateral lending, leveraged finance, acquisition finance, asset finance, and real estate finance.
Trade Finance Services
Given the importance of trade to any economy, lawyers in Banking & Finance Team have a keen understanding of the ever changing dynamics of the market environment and provide expert opinion on structured trade finance, pre and post-shipping financing, facilities letter, letters of credit and other forms of documentary credit, security over receivables, trading contracts, letters of pledge, bills of lading, leasing, warehouse receipts etc., to our clients in this increasingly complex practice area. We have actively interfaced and represented market participants such as banks, commodity trading companies, export credit agencies and other corporates in different capacities.
Projects typically have unique demands and dynamics. Our in-depth understanding and knowledge of the political, legal and commercial environment enables us to better appreciate the underlying business issues and risks, and to work constructively with all parties to allocate these risks appropriately. We offer to work as part of your team to anticipate and meet challenges that may be peculiar to each specific project in order to provide both legal and commercially expedient expert advice to meet mutual objectives on the financing aspects of the project. As part of this service, we are able to provide advice on the equity and debt instruments that may be utilized, inter-creditor arrangements, subordination agreements, construction contracts, off-take agreements, accounts structure, security packages and other ancillary documents that are typical to such projects.
The Nigerian banking industry operates under a closely regulated environment with numerous rules, regulations, and guidelines being issued on a regular basis by the Central Bank of Nigeria.
This is largely due to the constantly evolving nature of the industry and the Central Bank’s efforts to balance macro-economic and monetary policy measures with commensurate regulatory framework. Banks, mobile money operators, payment service platforms, digital and online financial companies, financial advisers, investors, and bank customers require a good understanding of the regulatory regime in Nigeria.
Our Banking Regulations Team is composed of banking regulatory experts who advise indigenous and international clients on banking regulatory compliance, risk management, foreign exchange, financial products, fintech, electronic, online, and mobile banking, E-commerce, permissible activities for financial institutions, prudential requirements, regulatory capital, investment in the banking industry, etc. Our Team is reputed for its in-depth knowledge of the industry and ability to assist diverse clients navigate through the regulatory complexities of the financial services industry. We leverage on our industry knowledge and vast experience to provide clients with timely insights and deliver commercial solutions.
Phone: +234 (803) 6102040
Co- Head Financial Services Sector
Phone: +234 (805) 4405527