Wemimo Ogunde & Co Company

WHAT WE DO

We have over 35 years’ experience advising a broad spectrum of clients on diverse areas of law and in different sectors of the Nigerian economy. We are well noted for our policy advisory services to several government agencies and international development organizations. We are also reputed as a leading law firm in Nigeria on anti-corruption, anti-fraud, anti-bribery and anti-money laundering matters. We have a rapidly expanding commercial practice particularly in the financial services and oil & gas sectors. We are also reputed as a leading dispute resolution law firm in Nigeria having handled several high-value and high-profile litigation and arbitration matters.

LITIGATION AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION PRACTICE

  • Negotiation and Mediation;
  • Arbitration;
  • Civil and Criminal Litigation;
  • Commercial and Corporate Litigation;
  • Constitutional Law Litigation;
  • Employment, Unfair Dismissal, Termination and Discrimination Matters;
  • Fraud and Corruption Investigation and Prosecution;
  • Government and Regulatory Matters;
  • Human Rights and Public Law Matters;
  • Land and Real Estates Matters;
  • Probate, Wills and Administration of Estates Law Matters ; and
  • Obas and Chieftaincy Matters.

CORPORATE AND TRANSACTIONAL PRACTICE

  • Asset Management & Private Equity;
  • Banking & Finance;
  • Business Regulatory, Advisory and Company Secretarial;
  • Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions;
  • Energy and Natural Resources;
  • Real Estate, Construction and Infrastructure;
  • Technology, Media & Entertainment; and
  • Venture Capital and Start-Ups.

LEGAL ADVISORY SERVICES

Based on our experience, we have consistently noted that many disputes which arise in commercial matters could have been easily avoided if a commercially-focused lawyer with a good dispute resolution background reviewed or negotiated the underlying contracts, memorandum of understanding, agreements etc. prior to execution. Therefore, based on our dispute resolution background, we are strategically and uniquely positioned to advise clients on transactional matters. Our legal advisory services include:

  • Contract review and negotiation from a litigation perspective prior to execution;
  • Issuance of opinion statements on points of law relevant to contracts prior to execution;
  • Issuance of opinion statements on the validity and enforceability of contract clauses prior to execution;
  • Review of necessary statutes, cases and regulations which may impact on contracts prior to execution;
  • Issuance of opinions on the potential interpretation of contracts; and
  • General legal advisory services on protective measures to adopt to avoid litigation or other forms of dispute resolution.

SECTOR SPECIFIC AREAS

We have a thorough understanding of the sectors in which our clients operates. Our lawyers constantly stay updated with developments within different sectors. Our experience cuts across several key sectors such as:

  • Advertising, Media and Entertainment;
  • Agriculture and Supply of Raw Materials;
  • Aviation;
  • Environment and Climate Change;
  • Manufacturing and Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCGs);
  • Financial Institutions;
  • Mining and Minerals;
  • Oil & Gas, Power and Renewables Markets;  
  • Real Estate;
  • Shipping and Oil Services;
  • Transportation and Logistics; and
  • Telecommunications