Osuntuyi & Tokan-Lawal Law is a boutique law firm in Lagos, providing legal assistance to a wide variety of clients with different needs and preferences. Our experience cuts across numerous practice areas.
Dispute Resolution (Arbitration, Mediation and Litigation)
We have represented numerous clients in high and low-profile cases ranging from disputes relating to land ownership, tenancy matters, copyright infringement, breach of contract, labour and employment matters, trademark infringement, insolvency matters, amongst others. Prior to establishing the firm, one of our partners formed part of a specialized team representing a telecommunication company in litigations and mediations around the nation. We often represent our clients in alternative dispute resolution proceedings, and advice on settlements particularly in situations where maintaining the relationship with the disputing party is essential to the client’s business. As such, many of our cases are settled out of court through alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, and we also take pride in that as it saves our client’s money, resources and time.
We act as company secretaries to one of the largest recycling companies in Lagos; groups of companies engaged in agriculture, oil and gas and real estate, transportation; and a leading real estate company in Nigeria. We regularly update them on changes in regulations within their sector of operation; conduct due diligence on intended business dealing and expansions; assist them with maintaining statutory and internal books and registers; providing necessary legal advice on mergers and acquisition; and conducting research on innovative ideas that keep our client steps ahead of their competitors. We also assist with drafting and reviewing legal documents with internal and external parties, which aim to protect the client’s interests. In addition, we are registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission and can provide pre and post incorporation services.
Real Estate, Property and Construction Law
We have successfully assisted corporate and individual clients with acquiring properties and executed their respective title documents which adequately protect their legal interests and rights. We currently manage a 51-acre land earmarked for an estate development in the heart of Epe Local Government in Lagos. Prior to establishing the firm, one of our partners acted as the lead counsel between 2015 – 2022 for a developer of a 200-hectare expanse of reclaimed land in Lekki, Lagos. She provided legal advice and representation to the developer in the dredging, reclamation, and financing of the proposed estate.
Business Recovery & Insolvency Law
As an Associate Member of the Business Recovery and Insolvency Practitioners of Nigeria (BRIPAN) we possess the required skill and knowledge to assist our clients with business rescue facilities and protect against unnecessary dissolution. We also advise and consult on best regulatory frameworks under which a business can thrive. We also have the capacity to organise trainings for interested business entities.
Intellectual Property (Registrations, Contracts, and Litigation)
Our team has assisted clients with registrations of their intellectual property and subsequent protection of same. We also draft and review contracts which relate to the use of these intellectual properties. Our lawyers have also represented clients in court in trademark and copyright infringement matters at the Federal High Court and appellate courts.
International Investors and Expatriate Matters
Our cross-border training and experience has enabled us to advise clients on matters which affect international investors and expatriates.
Labour and Employment
Whether it is drafting and review contracts relating to acquisition of lawyer or representing in labour and employment Arbitration, Mediation or Litigation, our lawyers possess a successful track record.
Taxation and Financial Institution Relations
Our lawyers have experience in advising on taxation matters and with maintaining client relationships with financial institutions. We also assist with legal challenges to tax disputes and represent at the Tax Appeal Tribunals and subsequent appeals.
Other areas of practice include:
|· Secured Credit Transactions
· Family Law
· International Law (including International Trade matters and the AfCFTA)
|· Child Rights and Juvenile Matters
· Education Law
· Criminal matters
· Energy Law
· Maritime Law
· International Humanitarian Law