The services of the firm have been retained by many notable Corporate Organizations, Manufacturing industries, and Governmental and non-Governmental bodies. Amongst our public clientele are Federal Ministry of Finance, Federal Ministry of Water Resources, Bureau for Public Enterprise (BPE), Nigeria Telecommunications Company (Nitel), Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), Petroleum Development Trust Fund, Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company, etc. While from the Private sector the services of the firm have been retained by numerous corporate and non-corporate organizations such as Gongoni Company Limited, W.J. Bush and Co, First Bank of Nigeria Plc, and Kapital Insurance Co., the Lee Group, Fata Tanning Limited, the Kano Chamber of Commerce, the Yar’Adua Foundation etc. The firm has negotiated many land mark investment and commercial transactions, domestic and transnational litigations, and dispute settlement, touching on various areas of legal practice.
D&M has a leading dispute resolution practice. Our strength is not only our outstanding legal knowledge, but also the depth of our experience across industries. We have represented clients in relation to some of the most complex and strategically important lawsuits and commercial arbitrations across all sectors. Our experience in alternative dispute resolution procedures in addition to traditional processes of Litigation and Arbitration, Including Pre-litigation Disputes Management, Mediation, Negotiations and processes to resolve disputes makes us the firm of choice for many industry leaders.
Corporate and Secretarial Services
D & M has a dedicated team that is well versed in corporate law practice and provides a full range of corporate and company secretarial services. We possess a striking diverse record of issues ranging from corporate structure to regulation of corporations, corporate governance and corporate contracts. We provide quality legal advisory support, pragmatic business solutions and hands-on approach in the formation of new businesses, corporate mergers and acquisition, investment, securities, and other company law matters.
Energy Law & Natural Resources
At D&M our expertise covers legal, regulatory and policy issues as well as commercial and fiscal matters that arise in oil & gas, power, mining & renewable energy transactions. Our team of experts on Energy and Natural Resources law and practice provides legal advisory services on many complex oil & gas, power and renewable energy projects amongst others which span across the energy sector. Our team has worked on some of the largest and most complex transactions within the Nigerian oil and gas space & advised companies in connection with the acquisition of equity stake in power generation and distribution companies.
Capital Market & Commercial Law
D&M has a deep understanding of the subtleties of the Nigerian Capital Market which makes it a top option in the industry. Our team of experts in Capital Market are versatile in expansive range of capital market transactions including but not limited to initial public offerings (IPO), private placements, right issues, mergers and acquisitions, Eurobond issuances, investment funds & custodial arrangements. The firm is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission a capital market operator with many capital market solicitors. As the capital markets evolves more commercial deals require experience and capabilities in multiple areas of law, we bring the knowledge necessary to complete the most complex transactions in the most efficient & effective style.
At D&M, our intellectual property team has garnered extensive experience and expertise in various aspects of intellectual property, competition and consumer protection. We have assisted clients in the cosmetics, textile, food and beverages sectors in protecting their branding rights. Our lawyers possess intimate understanding of the registration of trade and service marks at the Nigerian Trademarks Registry. We register and renew trademarks, patents and designs, as well as handle their oppositions. We also facilitate registration of products with the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON).