Banking Insurance & Capital Markets Group 


Banking Insurance & Capital Markets

Clients need to be sure that they can pursue their objectives with the minimum of hitches or risks. ALP works to ensure that deals, no matter how complex are closed efficiently and successfully. Our commercial mindset and proven expertise, is the recipe that always ensures success.


ALP is licensed by the Securities and Exchange Commission to provide legal advisory services in relation to securities and capital markets transactions.
Through the exciting landmark period of deciding to list and the daunting planning and execution stages our Capital Markets practitioners are a resource base at our client’s disposal, forging a close working relationship to achieve success. Our transaction profile includes advising on rights issues, public offers, private placements, complex debt instruments and securitisations. We also assist compliance with regulations of the Nigerian Stock Exchange and the Securities and Exchange Commission


We have been active in this area from the era of consolidation of subsidiary companies of conglomerates (brought about by the overseas merger of parent companies) to the more recent mergers of companies arising from regulatory reforms – particularly in the banking and insurance sectors. We support our clients from strategy and planning, through the due diligence and documentation phase all the way to post-transaction integration.


In times of financial difficulties, our financial restructuring and insolvency group has expertise in giving critical advice in debt restructuring and out of court workouts. We are regularly instructed on procedures ranging from administrations and liquidations through to company voluntary arrangements and receiverships. We also act on insolvency-related matters for banks and other secured lenders, creditors and receivers. In addition to acting on business and asset disposals, we advise clients on making asset acquisitions from distressed companies and help to minimise the attendant risks.


Our practice is structured to respond to the specific needs of banks and Insurance companies in Nigeria’s dynamic financial markets. ALP provides full advisory and litigation services in the more traditional areas of banking and insurance law, regulation of financial institutions, credit facilities documentation and loan syndications. Our client in this area include the top banks and insurance companies and premier financial institutions.