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2003

  1. 1. Solicitors, Corporate, Investment and Intellectual Property Consultants 29 Ire-Akari Road Isolo Lagos State, Nigeria ( Royal Equity Chambers). Tel.07035883916, 07091228931, 08052340443 E-mail: smblegalconsult@yahoo.com
  2. 2. <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>PROFILE </li></ul>
  3. 3. SMB Legal consult was born out of a need to provide excellent legal services and to provide a one-stop shop for foreign investors in Nigeria in line with the Federal Government initiative to attract foreign direct investment for the growth of Nigerian economy. The firm is currently located at 29 Ire-Akari Road Isolo Lagos State. SMB Legal Consult is boosted with two partners, associates and paralegals with years of experience and practical knowledge in all areas of expertise. From its inception, the firm has always had a bias for Corporate, International Commercial law, Investment Law, Corporate Immigration Law, Intellectual Property law, real estate transactions and boosting foreign investments in Nigeria and these still remain our focus. In SMB Legal Consult, we believe that the interest and the success of our clients must come first in all we do. We do not compromise quality and efficient services for any reason; no matter how reasonable. We are pleased to number amongst our clients domestic and multi-national businesses, associations, government agencies, universities, none-profit organizations, professional firms and individuals. We provide extraordinary services to our clients .
  4. 4. PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES <ul><li>The firm is engaged in the following areas of activities and has acquired proficiency in the law practice of- </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>CORPORATE AND INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL LAW </li></ul><ul><li>We have extensive experience in handling all kinds of company secretarial and commercial services. Our services include: </li></ul><ul><li>Preparing and vetting contracts and other commercial agreements especially in the Telecom and oil and gas sector </li></ul><ul><li>Legal advice and consultancy on Management issues </li></ul><ul><li>Drafting and vetting of project finance, Agency Agreements and other commercial agreements. </li></ul><ul><li>Formation of both Nigerian and foreign companies, registration of Associations, Incorporated Trustees etcetera with a name of your choice or from our shelf list. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Registration of foreign companies with the appropriate bodies in Nigeria like </li></ul><ul><li>Nigerian Investment promotion Commission, Securities and Exchange Commission, Nigerian Export promotion Council, National office for technology acquisition and promotion etcetera </li></ul><ul><li>Obtaining operating licenses for oil and gas companies and telecom companies </li></ul><ul><li>Company secretarial services (Corporate Secretary) </li></ul><ul><li>Share transfer for companies </li></ul><ul><li>Preparation and filing of annual returns </li></ul><ul><li>Preparation and keeping of statutory documents for companies </li></ul><ul><li>Filing of change in particulars of directors or company’s updated </li></ul><ul><li>information with the Corporate Affairs Commission </li></ul><ul><li>Renewal and payment of Business Registration fees </li></ul><ul><li>Dissolution of companies </li></ul><ul><li>Change of company name </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Increase in share capital </li></ul><ul><li>Appointment and change of directors </li></ul><ul><li>Search at the Corporate Affairs Commission </li></ul><ul><li>Preparation of forms and Agreements for company operation </li></ul><ul><li>Legal opinion/Advice </li></ul><ul><li>Structure and Re-structuring of company’s shares </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW </li></ul><ul><li>Legal Counseling </li></ul><ul><li>Product Registration with Regulatory Authorities: National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration Commission (NAFDAC), Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON) etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Registration and renewal of Trademarks, Service marks, patent and Industrial Designs etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Advice on licensing and Assigning of copy rights, Patent, Trademarks and Goodwill etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Negotiate, draft and vet Patent, Trademarks, Copyrights, Industrial Designs, Technology assignment Agreements etc </li></ul><ul><li>Drafting and vetting Franchise Agreements, Licensing , confidential and non- disclosure agreements </li></ul><ul><li>Conducting availability searches </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS: </li></ul><ul><li>Drafting and vetting real estate agreements </li></ul><ul><li>Conducting searches and land documentations at the lands registry </li></ul><ul><li>Management, brokerage and development of corporate and personal real properties. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>CORPORATE IMMIGRATION LAW </li></ul><ul><li>SMB Legal Consult is engaged in the practice of Nigerian, foreign immigration and consular matters. Our firm facilitates the transfer of corporate personnel between foreign countries and Nigeria whether to immigrate, to work on temporary or permanent assignments or for trainings. Our services include: </li></ul><ul><li>Providing visa, residence permit, expatriate quota, temporally or permanent work permit, business permit and alien registration certificate for short and long-term hires of foreign experts and transfers of businesses to Nigeria </li></ul><ul><li>health care personnel and athletes visa </li></ul>
  10. 10. CORPORATE PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT With our exciting services, foreign companies and individuals(foreigners and Nigerians in the Diaspora) especially service providers with plans to invest in Nigeria do not need to bother about how to go about it. SMB Legal Consult will arrange it all for you- from the registration of your Nigerian company, giving you an operating base (registered office address), acting as your corporate secretary, receiving and forwarding your correspondences, receiving your calls, arranging meetings with your clients, promoting your business, providing intelligence report on the African market and acting as your middle person in Nigeria. We can also provide nominee directors if you wish. All you need to do is tell us what you want, how and when you want it and it is done. You no longer need to live in Nigeria to have and maintain a successful business in Nigeria. This line of service was born out of a need to help keep the mind of our numerous clients and others who may be wondering how they could possibly have a thriving business in Nigeria without being physically present. Our clients heaved a sigh of relief when they became aware of this service and you will too. At SMB Legal Consult, we ensure your peace of mind.
  11. 11.   BANKERS: <ul><li>Guaranty Trust Bank </li></ul><ul><li>Okota, Isolo Branch </li></ul><ul><li>Lagos State. </li></ul>
  12. 12. CONTACT DETAILS: <ul><li>29 Ire-akari Road Isolo, Lagos State Nigeria </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Tel: 07035883916, 07091228931, 08052340443 </li></ul><ul><li>Join us on facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Follow Us on Twitter </li></ul>

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