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Litigation

Litigation

At B.O. Benson Law Office, alternate dispute resolution mechanisms are greatly encouraged, our firm offers its clients the services of accomplished litigators being led by the firm's principal partner Chief B.O. Benson SAN., KJW.

Furthermore, our firm employs as a consultant, the services of a retired judge of the Court of Appeal, the Honourable Justice Oduwole Rtd. Honourable Justice Oduwole Rtd. Honourable Justice Oduwole's contribution to the firm is invaluable as he gives an insight of expectations of the Bench to counsel.

 

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Company Law and Practice

 

 

Company Law and Practice

Our firm is predominantly a commercial law practice having as its clients leading Nigerian companies and high net-worth individuals. We have assisted in the incorporation and subsequent growth of a number of Nigeria's largest corporations, and we take pride in helping to create and develop new business enterprises in Nigeria.

Our  firm offers professional legal advise in all aspects of business operations. A few areas where the firm has offered legal advise include but is not limited to the formation of companies, sole proprietorships, joint ventures, partnerships, mergers and diversification.

B.O. Benson Law Office also provides company secretarial services.

Our experience  enables us combine expert legal advice with thoughtfulness to the client's business environment, and to assemble teams to meet the client's specific needs in the most expeditious and cost-effective manner.

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Foreign Investment and International Trade

Foreign Investment and International Trade

B.O. Benson Law Office is  well equipped to, and renders services to foreign companies wishing to commence operations in Nigeria. Services rendered include, the establishment of wholly owned foreign companies, company registration, obtaining business permits and expatriate quota allocation, pioneer status and approvals for exemption from incorporation under the Company Allied Matters Act.

We also provide company secretarial services.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

 

Our firm represents its various clients in the protection of their intellectual property rights . These protective measures include, the registration of Trademarks, Patents and Designs.

Our outstanding relationship with the Trademarks and Patents Office at Abuja and a comprehensive understanding of the IP protection and infringement remediation processes under Nigerian Law puts us at a vantage position to providing clients with a first rate service and value for money.

 

 

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Property/ Land Law

Property/ Land Law

At B.O. Benson  Law Office, a full range of land and property law services are provided. These services include, searches at the Lands Registry, preparation and Perfection of the leases, mortgages, tenancy agreements and contracts of sale. Our  firm also has in-depth experience in investigating and deducing title to landed property.

We also assist our clients in obtaining Consent for both alienation of property and leases; we also assist with obtaining Certificates of Occupancy both from the Federal and State Government.

 

 

 

 

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Debt Recovery

Debt Recovery

At our firm, we also specialise in debt recovery. The firm appreciates the need for the liquidation of corporate debts; as such funds are usually required for the sustenance of the company. At B.O. Benson Law Office, we have experienced that the use of bankruptcy proceedings is a viable tool for debt recovery, especially against persons seeking to hide behind the corporate veil.

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Insolvency

Insolvency

Our  firm's Senior Partner Chief B.O. Benson SAN., KJW, has participated actively and on certain occasions as the lead liquidator in matters involving the liquidation of insolvent companies.

 

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Banking

Banking

At B.O. Benson Law Office, there is a wealth of experience in the preparation and perfection of all forms of security documents upon which banks and other financial institutions grant loans to their customers. Our firm counsels clients regarding the preparation and perfection of all forms of security documentation.

These include legal and equitable mortgages, complex project finance agreements, debentures, debenture trust deeds and debt-rescheduling agreements. We also have expertise in the procedure for applying for and obtaining banking licenses.

 

 

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Admiralty/ Shipping Law

Admiralty/ Shipping Law

Our firmís shipping practice provides clients particularly merchant businesses  with a comprehensive range of services, which include the negotiation and documentation of contracts of carriage of goods by sea, the sale, purchase, mortgage of ships, registration of ships under Nigerian law, time, voyage or bare-boat charters, marine insurance claims, cargo disputes (short loading and landing), Ship service contracts.

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Insurance Law

Insurance Law

B.O. Benson offers a wide range of services to participants in the insurance industry. We have had extensive experience in incorporating, organizing and financing insurance companies and in drafting various types of policies, and we are regularly involved in corporate and strategic planning matters.  Our litigation department has a broad general insurance practice and represents both insurers and policyholders in claims involving product liability, automobile, casualty, fidelity, environmental, construction, personal injury, aviation and professional liability matters.

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Communications Law

Communications Law

Our firm provides advisory and representative services to  utility corporations, service providers and other stakeholders with regards to the legal modeling and framework, regulatory, proprietary rights, interconnection and project finance

Our firm is also involved in the negotiation and preparation of service contracts, management contracts, lease contracts and joint venture agreements.

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Oil and Gas Law

Oil and Gas Law

Our practitioners have provided counsel on several transactions and matters involving energy assets locally and internationally. We offer extensive experience not only with respect to conventional energy assets but have also structured transactions involving the acquisition and development of oil sands, heavy oil and coal bed methane assets.

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Labour Law

Labour Law

The lawyers that make up B.O. Benson's Employment Law team have expertise in all areas of labour and employment law. We provide strategic advice to some of largest employers in Nigeria, on matters ranging from the hiring of senior managers and staff, to the negotiation of collective agreements with trade unions and employee associations.

Members of the Group make their combined talents available in order to ensure that every employment issue faced by a client is resolved in a timely, practical and cost effective manner.

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Constitutional Law

Constitutional Law

B.O. Benson has a leading constitutional law practice. Our lawyers act on  cases before courts on a regular basis. We have a strong belief in the freedom of expression practice.

We have advised and acted for clients on leading constitutional cases relating to discrimination and equality rights, tax, search and seizure, education funding, investigative powers, health and environmental matters, to name a few.

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Aviation Law

Aviation Law

Over the years, B.O. Benson Law Office has represented several air carriers, for whom we have provided legal advice on their corporate and commercial interests.

The range of services that we have provided on behalf of clients include but are not limited to drafting operating lease agreements, powers of attorney, assignment of aircraft insurance, repossession and deregistration procedures in Nigeria, claims by third parties and other non-statutory liens.

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Matrimonial Causes

Matrimonial Causes

At B.O. Benson Law Office, we devoted to keeping simple cases simple, and bringing creative solutions and techniques to complex and unusual cases. 

Our Matrimonial Causes Lawyers'  first and primary goal is reaching a reasonable settlement without going to trial. But when a trial is necessary to resolve client problems, our clients benefit from having goal oriented, effective trial lawyers supporting them in the courtroom. 

Marital law disputes are increasingly being resolved through alternative dispute resolution techniques such as mediation. Our Matrimonial Causes Lawyers routinely assist parties using these alternative techniques.

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