Banking, Insurance & Capital Markets Group
Banking Insurance & Capital Markets
We are licensed by the Securities and Exchange Commission to provide legal advisory services in relation to securities and capital markets transactions. Through the exciting period of listing and the daunting planning & execution stages, our Capital Markets Practitioners are a resource base at our client’s disposal, forging a close working relationship to achieve success.
We provide advisory services on rights issues, public offers, private placements, complex debt instruments and securities. We also ensure compliance with regulations of the Nigerian Stock Exchange and the Securities and Exchange Commission
MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
We have been an active player in this area much longer than most. We were instrumental in the era when subsidiaries of conglomerates in Nigeria were consolidated en masse, in the era of mergers of companies – particularly in the banking and insurance sectors – due to regulatory reforms and we continue to play an important role even today.
We support our clients through the phases of strategizing, planning, due diligence & documentation, post-transaction integration and everything in between.
RESTRUCTURING & INSOLVENCY
Our financial restructuring & insolvency group has expertise in giving critical advice regarding debt restructuring and out-of-court settlements, even in times of financial difficulties for our clients. We instruct on procedures including administrations, liquidations, company voluntary arrangements, receiverships and others. We also act on insolvency-related matters for banks, 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 minimize the attendant risks.
BANKING & FiNANCE
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 clients in this area include the top banks and insurance companies and premier financial institutions.