We devote a significant part of our practice to representing businesses and individuals in every type of contract dispute. We have represented clients in matters ranging from high-value construction contracts to personal employment agreements. Our lawyers protect your interest at every stage of the litigation process, whether this entails securing a favourable settlement or defending trial verdicts on appeal. We also have significant experience in handling cases through alternative dispute resolution forums, including arbitration.
Selected representative matters:
We represented a high-net-worth individual in a novel lender liability suit against a Nigerian Commercial Bank. The Bank called in a multi-million share purchase facility, which it classified as a term loan. We successfully argued that the Bank harmed our client through its negligent management of the facility, with the court awarding exemplary damages in our client’s favour. The Court of Appeal confirmed the trial court’s decision, thus establishing a precedent concerning a bank’s duty of care when managing facilities on its customers’ behalf.
We represented a claimant corporation against a State-Owned Entity that defaulted on its payment obligations under a power purchase agreement. After a full hearing in arbitration, the tribunal awarded our client approximately USD 2.5 million. Following our application at the Federal High Court, the judge recognised the Award as binding and has granted permission to enforce it.
We successfully defended a multi-national energy company in a NGN 50 million wrongful termination claim. The court found that our client complied with the termination procedure and dismissed the claim as unmeritorious.
We are part of the legal team defending a State-Owned-Entity against an International Oil Entity’s (IOC) USD 600 million breach of contract claim. Following our preliminary objection impugning the claim’s validity, the IOC initiated settlement discussions with our client.
The Firm is representing a corporate client in an ongoing NGN 750 million Naira contract dispute involving the operation of a commercial arrangement. The case raises novel questions on a principal’s liability stemming from an implied agency.
We are part of the legal team representing a Nigerian Regulator in an ongoing breach of contract claim arising from a construction contract. The case touches on the bounds on contractual privity under Nigerian law.
A high-net-worth individual retained us to pursue a multi-million Naira securities claim against a Nigerian commercial bank. After a full hearing, the Investment and Securities Tribunal agreed with our damages and interest calculations, and awarded the full amount claimed.
A broadcasting company retained us as part of the legal team to defend a USD 4 million arbitration award a tribunal made in its favour. The trial court agreed with our position regarding the award’s validity. It, therefore, refused the annulment proceedings and enforced the award.