The strength of CFS practice lies in the depth and variety of in-house expertise and experience in its areas of practice. Our structure and mode of practice enables us to identify the needs of clients and address them expeditiously and comprehensively in a cost efficient manner and to clients’ satisfaction. CFS is a multi-disciplinary firm that provides its clients with first – class legal advice on various areas of law practice
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Corporate, Commercial, Financial Legal Services
CFS acts for local and or international banks and also for borrowers in a variety of transactions. The experience of members of the firm and associates includes the structuring and preparation of a variety of agreements, financial and other documentation for single or multi currency denominated facilities, international projects and development finance for private and multilateral finance and aid organizations.
Government Relations and Regulatory Matters
Senior members of our practice commenced their legal careers in the public sector prior to private practice. Since then they have held at various times, public offices, State and Federal. Their personal knowledge of the workings of government and the various regulatory agencies, the combined pool of in-house experience garnered over the years from a history of similar transactions, coupled with the considerable good will and reputation nurtured and sustained over the years enable us provide clients with efficient and cost effective services in an expeditious manner in this
We act for several local and foreign clients in the Oil, Gas, Mining and allied industries. We have particular expertise in the areas of project finance, obtaining operational licences, regulatory, government, community relations and the environment.
Matters affecting the environment have recently gained a significant prominence in the world’s polity. This could be measured from the inclusion of the protection of the biophysical environment into the Constitution; and the promotion of social justice in its management.
Intellectual Industrial Properties
Increasing trans-border economic activities and the rapid spread of information technology has made the global village a reality. The challenge therefore, is to strike a balance between the right to economic activities and the protection of intellectual property rights; and this is a constant potential area of conflict.
CFS has developed an excellent reputation in litigation and dispute resolution which continues to be one of the firm’s core practice areas. CFS handles all types of dispute resolution, whether arbitration, negotiation, mediation or the popular litigation; particularly in the commercial, corporate, industrial, financial, family, property and personal disciplines.