“Abdulai, Taiwo & Co. is an innovative law firm which has a good grasp of sophisticated international procedures…” IFLR: 1000, year 2009 edition

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Legal Expert and consortium member in PPP transactions:

•Representing World Bank (PPIAF)/Federal Capital Territory Water Board in Kuje Water Supply PPP Project (OBC);

•Representing Federal Ministry of Technology/PPP Unit of Federal Ministry of Finance/Central Bank of Nigeria/Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST) in Transaction Advisory Services for Nigeria Postal Services (NIPOST) Financial Inclusion PPP Project;

• Representing Federal Government of Nigeria, Ministry of Transport (Aviation) in Transaction Advisory Services for PPP Development of an Aerotropolis (Airport City);

•Representing Federal Government of Nigeria, Ministry of Transport (Aviation) in Transaction Advisory Services for PPP Development of Cargo/Agro-Allied Terminals

•Representing the Project Sponsor in B.O.T. Concession with the Delta State Government of Nigeria for the Warri/Effurum Improvement of Water Supply Services;

• Representing the Project Sponsor in B.O.T. Concession with the Niger State Government of Nigeria for the Minna/Suleja Water Supply Services;

•Representing the Project Sponsor in B.O.T. Concession with Enugu State Government of Nigeria for the Enugu improvement of Water Supply Services;

•Representing Marina Express Train Services as Project Sponsor in the DFBOT Concession with the Lagos State Government of Nigeria for the Lagos Metro Rail Transit (Red Line);

•Representing the Project Sponsor in the Adiyan Water Supply Scheme Phase 2 – pending RFP bid for B.O.T. Concession with Lagos State Government of Nigeria.

•Representing the Project Sponsor in the Gwagwalada Infrastructure and Housing Development PPP Project with the Federal Government of Nigeria – Federal Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development;

•Legal Advisers to Project Sponsor in the Co-location and rebuilding of 100,000 barrels-per-day refinery in Joint-Venture with the Nigeria National Petroleum;

•Solicitors to the Project Sponsors of the CG-Eko Ventures LLP – a PPP with Lagos State Govt.

•Representing the Project Sponsor in the Marina Quayside Development project which is a PPP Concession with the Federal Govt. of Nigeria & Lagos State Govt. as Stakeholder grantors.

 

Dispute Resolution

•Arbitration Counsel to Procter and Gamble;

•Dispute Resolution Counsel to the F.I.R.S;

•Dispute Resolution Counsel to The Nigeria Stock Exchange;

•Dispute Resolution Counsel to Asset Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON);

•Dispute Resolution Counsel to Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).

•Dispute Resolution Counsel to Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corpn.

 

Banking & Finance/Capital Market

•Transaction Counsel for Special Placement of 10 Billion Shares in The Infrastructure Bank;

•Transaction Counsel for Private Placement of 4 Billion Shares in Mutual Benefits Assurance Plc;

•Solicitors to the Issuer and Fund Manager in the Initial Public Offer of 1 Billion Units of Afrinvest Mutual Fund;

•Solicitors to Shelter Afrique, as Lender, in project finance facility to Afro-Asia Shelter International for NGN55 Billion funding 3,000 Housing Units;

•Solicitors to Presco Plc, as borrower, in NGN 23 Billion Medium Term Agriculture Loan arranged by Stanbic IBTC Bank, (member of the Standard Bank group);

•Solicitors to the Southern Sun Hotel as borrower, for USD12.75 Million Acquisition Loan Refinancing Facility from Absa Bank (member of Barclays group);

•Solicitors to The Infrastructure Bank, as Finance Arranger for NGN9.85 Billion Warri/Effurum Water Supply PPP Concession with Delta State Govt.

•Solicitors to SME Venture Capital Investment, Fund Manager, in the Initial Public Offer of Prince Real Estate Investment Notes (REITS);

 

Some M&A transactions include:

•Representing P&G, as vendor, for the Sale and hive-off of VICKS plant and business assets in Nigeria;

•Representing Radmed Diagnostics Ltd., as vendor, for 100% Sale and Buyout by Skipper Ltd;

• Legal due diligence counsel to Siat for concurrent Buyout and Acquisition of all shares in Ayip-Eku Oil Palm Company Ltd.


Awards and Global Recognitions:

• “IFLR:1000 – Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Lawyers” years 1992 – 2017;

• “Chambers Global – Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers for Business” years 2005 – 2017;

• “Legal 500 (EMEA) – The Clients Guide to the best law Firms” years 2005 – 2017;

• “Who’s Who Legal Nigeria” years 2009 – 2017;

• 2013 Winner “African Quality Service Award for Corporate Legal Practice” in the African Governance and Corporate Leadership Awards, by the Institute for Government Research and Leadership Technology;

• “LegalsFinest” (Trademarks) years 2014 – 2017;

 

ATC Staff News

Chief Ladi Taiwo appointed Chairman, Legal Committee of the National Council on Privatisation .

Akin Osinbajo invited to serve on the Board of the oldest Merchant Bank in Nigeria, as a Non-executive Director.

Akin Osinbajo conferred with status of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (S.A.N), equivalent of Queen’s Counsel in the U.K. Akin Osinbajo has also been appointed a member “Body of Benchers of Nigeria” the highest ranking body of the legal community.

Alayo Ogunbiyi continues her CSR initiative as an adjunct assessor at the Nigerian Law School.

Babajide Idowu is currently on legal support secondment by ATC to the local subsidiary of a top-tier “Fortune 500” company.

Bunmi Binitie quietly retains her evangelical passion as a Jehovah Witness.

Anne Sobo departed in June to join a J.V. Oil Company as Legal and Compliance Officer. We wish her well.

Emmanuel Akinduro of the IT. unit bags higher IT degree.

Femi Adesola and Isoken Iyamu are the new Associate Counsel to join the Abdulai, Taiwo & Co. team.

 

 

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