Corporate Commercial & General Advisory

Corporate Commercial & General Legal Advisory


JEE acts for clients on the negotiation, preparation and review of documentation relating to the financing, leasing and acquisition of aircraft as well as on the provision of technical support and management services.

JEE regularly advises on various commercial, licensing and regulatory issues facing players in the daily operation of Nigeria’s aviation industry.

As businesses continue to enter into different commercial arrangements, there is the need to reflect such commercial arrangements in agreements that accurately set out the understanding of the parties, compel parties to perform their respective obligations, reduce chances of dispute and protect the commercial interest of the parties.

JEE‘s Commercial Contract Team invests a considerable amount of time and resources in understanding our client’s business and commercial objectives with a view to assisting them to run their business optimally. We deliver top-quality bespoke services to local and foreign clients, our advisers provide both domestic and international clients with high-quality bespoke legal and corporate commercial advisory services to public and private companies, corporate investors, governments, foreign law firms, and international consultancy firms.

Our sector-specific experience together with robust knowledge of the regulatory environment
uniquely position us to assist our clients from start of a contract to finish. As such, we are able to identify key rights and obligations, control contract negotiation, properly allocate risks, ensure compliance and evaluate contract performance.

The Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Team combines power, oil and gas experts with profound experience across the entire value chain of both sub-sectors of the firm.

The team leverages its sector approach to deliver quality and pragmatic legal advisory services to its clientele. The team members are not only conversant with prevailing issues in the Nigerian energy industry, but are also at the forefront of providing suitable legal advice to participants in the energy value chain, such as government agencies; foreign and local investors; indigenous companies; service
companies; and energy project financiers.

JEE‘s team has considerable experience in oil and gas transactions and advises companies operating in the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors. It also provides services covering Nigerian Content Reorganisation and Energy Finance.

The power sector reforms and the unbundling of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) have increased opportunities for the participation of the private sector in the electricity market. JEE‘s Energy and Natural Resources Practice has developed requisite competence in this sector, having been involved in various power transactions involving companies operating within the Nigerian electricity market. We have provided legal advisory services to several power generating companies, off-takers and investors in the areas of drafting and reviewing transaction agreements for the power sector, including Power Purchase Agreements, Grid Connection Agreements, Use of Network Agreements and other ancillary agreements such as Feedstock Supply Agreements (FSAs) and Engineering Procurement Contracts (EPCs) for power plants.

Furthermore, the unit renders investor and transaction support services in the areas of licensing, financing, compliance with applicable legislation, regulations and governmental requirements to a cross-section of electricity market participants.

Our range of services in this practice area includes advising on compliance with labour employment, compensation legislations and the preparation and review of contracts of employment, collectively bargaining agreements and employee handbooks. We specialise in advising, structuring and preparation of employees’ share-purchase and option schemes and also regularly advise multinational clients on strategies in relation to trade union issues.

Our legal practice routinely provides compliance and tax advisory services to highly rated-multinational companies – particularly in the oil and gas sector – in relation to corporate, petroleum profit, value-added, and capital gains taxation; tax liabilities of expatriate employees; and customs and excise duties.

We advise extensively on the tax implications of transactions for financing, corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and real estate. We also advise local and offshore companies seeking re-organisation to achieve greater tax efficiency and advise multilateral institutions seeking tax exemption certifications. Members of our legal team represent clients at tax audits and before panels and other governmental bodies that investigate compliance with tax and other government revenue

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