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WHAT WE DO

We offer legal representation, advice and assistance in the following areas:

Dispute Resolution

Akinwunmi & Busari has garnered over 25 years in legal practice and our team has led high profile Dispute Resolution matters which entails Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanisms such as Arbitration, Mediation and Negotiation.
Our Dispute Resolution practice is headed by Mr. Olatunde Busari who is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and also a Chartered Arbitrator (C.Arb) of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (United Kingdom). He is supported by highly skilled and professional team members.
The firm has achieved acclaim for its advisory and dispute resolution roles. We also draw from our wealth of experience in giving recommendations to our Clients. Our Dispute Resolution practice borders on claims and issues such as:

  • Insolvency Practice – Liquidation and Receivership
  • Debt Recovery
  • Banking Law
  • Company Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labour and Employment
  • Real Estate Law
  • Family Law

Corporate Recovery, Restructuring and Insolvency

A & B is one of the leading law firms in Nigeria that is engaged in Corporate Recovery, Restructuring and Insolvency involving Debt Recovery, Insolvency and Business restructuring, Merges and Acquisitions, Restructuring of Debt Obligations and structuring of financial transactions.
Our Corporate Recovery, Restructuring and Insolvency practice is headed by Mr. Oluseyi Akinwunmi, renowned as one of Nigeria’s foremost Secured Credit and Business Reconstruction Practitioners and a founding member of the Business Recovery and Insolvency Practitioners Association of Nigeria.
He is supported by highly skilled and professional team members. Some of the work undertaken by A&B in this area include:

  • Acting for a consortium of 17 (seventeen) banks in one of the most complex receiverships in Nigeria resulting in the recovery of over N1,000,000,000.00 (One Billion Naira) over a decade ago from Five Star Industries (In Receivership) and in the process advised on a range of issues from asset sales to complex employment matters and acting as Counsel to the Debenture Holders in over 15 (fifteen) court cases.

  • Acting as counsel and restructuring consultants in the recovery, restructuring and successful turnaround of Gateway Pharmaceutical Company Plc wholly owned by Ogun State Government of Nigeria, which company was prior to its insolvency a few years ago, the largest pharmaceutical company in West Africa with assets valued at over N1,000,000,000.00 (One Billion Naira).

  • Acting as Counsel to the Receiver appointed by the Lagos State Government of Nigeria to recover outstanding land charges under the Land Use Charges Law (Law No. 11 of 2001) in excess of N25,000,000,000.00 (Twenty-five Billion Naira).

  • Acting as one of the Counsel advising the Liquidator in the liquidation of Nigeria Airways Limited (the largest liquidation in Nigeria till date), Oshogbo Steel Rolling Mill and Jos Steel Rolling Mill.

  • Acting as Counsel to the Receiver/Manager of Piccolo Brunelli Engineering Limited involving the sum almost N1,000,000,000.00 (one billion Naira) owed to a consortium of leading banks in Nigeria.

  • Acting as Counsel and Legal Adviser to the Liquidator in the liquidation of Wema Securities & Finance Plc, a subsidiary of Wema Bank Plc, involving the sum of over N3,000,000,000.00 (Three Billion Naira).

Company Incorporation, Advisory and Secretarial services

Our Commercial/Company Law practice is headed by Mrs. Labo Adetunmbi and she is supported by highly skilled and professional team members. With respect to Commercial/Company Law, we specialize in areas such as:

  • International Business Advisory Services
  • Incorporation of Companies
  • Drafting, Reviewing and Perfection of Agreements including Franchise Agreements, Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) Agreements, Rehabilitate Operate and Transfer (ROT) Agreements, Design Build Operate (DBO) Agreements, Prospectus and Finance Design Build Agreements
  • Company Secretarial, Corporate Governance, Regulatory and Compliance

Probate and Administration of Estates

At Akinwunmi & Busari, we are provide exception legal advice and services with respect to non-contentious as well as contentious probate/ administration of Estates matters.
We assist our clients with the drafting of wills, obtaining probate, letters of administration and where disputes arise, in consequential litigation and other contentious probate proceedings.
We also assist with the re-sealing of probate and letters of administration where estate properties are located outside the domicile of the deceased.

Intellectual Property

Our wealth of knowledge in intellectual property affords us the ability to identify every client’s intellectual property needs, both locally and internationally. Our services in this area of law include:

  • Registration of Trademarks, Patents and Designs
  • Filing Oppositions and Appeals
  • Intellectual Property Advisory and Enforcement