“Reputed for groundebreaking and innovative work”
Fred-young & Evans LP is a full-service commercial law firm in Nigeria dedicated to providing both local and international clients with prompt and effective legal services within the ethical standards of the legal profession. They consistently proffer commercially focused, time and cost-effective as well as result-oriented legal advice to challenging commercial transactions and disputes.
Their firm is divided into 3 practice groups, namely, Dispute Resolution, Corporate/Commercial and Intellectual property Groups. Their Dispute Resolution Group represents the firm in negotiation and mediation towards resolving commercial disputes. They represent clients in commercial, civil, labor disputes before all courts and administrative tribunals in Nigeria. The Group also represents clients in intellectual property matters such as the enforcement of intellectual property rights and defending claims of intellectual property infringements at the trademark/patent tribunal.
Their Corporate/Commercial Group provides consultation on corporate and commercial law matters, including the formation of businesses and subsidiaries of foreign companies, joint ventures, share purchase agreements, transfer of technology, company formation in an offshore jurisdiction, initial public offers, acquisitions, mergers and power projects. The Group offers advice on fiscal incentives and tax exemptions for new businesses and legal protection for foreign investors. The Group conducts due diligence searches and regularly advises companies on changes in government policies concerning their businesses.
Their Intellectual Property Group provides legal services in intellectual property matters such as registration of trademarks, copyrights, patents, designs. They also engage in franchise distributorship, agency, and license agreements. They identify infringements of various intellectual property rights and offer advice on the protection of such rights both domestically and internationally.
Business and Corporate
Local and international businesses need legal backing and tools to protect their business in the ever-changing economy. Their comprehensive approach assists them in understanding their Client’s business and its concerns. They are a one-stop-shop for businesses. They serve as General Counsel and Company Secretary to many companies and are called upon for representation in specific matters.
They provide a full range of transactional and litigation services to businesses, cooperatives, nonprofit organizations, individuals, schools, and other entities, including:
- Corporate entity selection, registration, and drafting memorandum and articles of association and bylaws.
- Post-incorporation statutory filings and compliance.
- Negotiate and draft corporate control and buy-sell agreements.
- Reorganizations, mergers, acquisitions, and sales of business entities.
- Represent businesses in commercial financing transactions.
- Draft commercial labor and employment contracts and agreements.
- Represent clients in federal and state tax matters.
- New markets tax credit financing.
- Appear before administrative and regulatory bodies
- Tax exemption.
- Due diligence.
- Business succession planning.
- Represent business entities in commercial litigation.
Their strong litigation background, paired with in-depth subject matter experience, enables them to effectively handle commercial disputes. They have built strong reputations for protecting the interests of businesses in cases ranging from basic contract and property disputes to collection matters and complex product liability claims.
They work closely with their clients to determine the best dispute resolution process to meet their needs. Their Clients have increasingly found that the privacy, flexibility, and relative speed of ADR make it a logical choice in business disputes of all kinds, including those featuring complex financial issues. They keep an open mind as to how they can best and most cost-effectively secure their Clients’ goals by advising them on the proper drafting of ADR provisions for both domestic and international transactions.