Lagos, Nigeria Cross Border Litigation, Commercial and Arbitration Law Firm

A. Williams & Co. (Solicitors)

A. Williams & Co. (Solicitors)
2 James George Street
(Off Alagbon close) Old Ikoyi

Lagos
Nigeria

Phone+234 (803) 445-5566

Website williams-law.org
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Other Offices: London  

Law Firm Overview

A. Williams & Co. (Solicitors). is a Cross border legal practice licensed by the Law Society of England & Wales and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Professional members of the practice all work to the same end - the satisfaction of our clients and the maintenance of the principles of Justice according to Law.

The aim of the firm is to promote and stoutly defend the Rule of Law; Promote the cause of justice worldwide through the development of case law, legislation and international legal infrastructure development; Offer professional services without any discrimination, to both private individuals, communities, corporate organizations and governmental bodies in accordance with the finest ethics of the law society; Encourage and promote legal knowledge and education in the practice of law worldwide. Assist in the protection, promotion and uplifting of the integrity of the legal profession; and to Disseminate and import these ideals to succeeding generations of the members of the legal profession worldwide.


Languages: English, French, German, Arabic, Yoruba

Areas of Law


Additional Areas of Law: Redundancy; Breach of Contract; Shipping Law; Bill of Lading and Charter Party Disputes; Intestacy Disputes; Road Traffic Incidents; Accidents in the Street or Open Spaces; Residential Property; Property Conveyancing; Cross Border Property Trust Litigation; Remortgaging; Marketing Agreements; Partnership Law Disputes; Commercial Practice & Sales of Goods; Loan Agreements; Bonds; Design Rights; Infringements; Criminal Litigation; International Company Representation; Fundamental Rights Applications; Parliamentary; Banking Negligence & Supervision; Matrimonial; Debt Collection; Fundamental Rights Applications; Banking Negligence & Supervision; Minority Shareholder Protection; Company Formation And Representation.


Areas of Law Description

Our practice areas include:

- Employment Law

We represented clients on a wide range of employment matters, including: redundancy, unfair dismissal, wrongful dismissal, race discrimination claims, sexual harassment claims, disability discrimination and drafting compromise and conciliation agreements.

- Shipping Law

The firm provided advice and representation on shipping law matters, including Bill of Lading and charter party disputes.

- Family Law

We provided advice and representation in the following areas: separation and judicial separation, divorce petition grounds, financial matters arising out of separation or divorce, review of tax and pensions matters, international and jurisdictional issues, injunctions and restraining orders, and cohabitation and premarital contracts.

- Wills & Intestacy

We have represented and provided advice to international clients in matters involving contentious probate and intestacy disputes either directly or through our vast network of international law firms sometimes where the client could not travel overseas or where litigation had already been commenced against the client in the UK or overseas.

- Personal Injury/ Clinical - Negligence

We dealt with a broad spectrum of claims including: Road Traffic Incidents; Industrial injury and accidents in the street or open spaces; and Clinical Negligence.

- Criminal Law

The firm advised and represented Defendants in all types of criminal prosecutions in Courts throughout the UK.

- Residential Property/Conveyancing

We provided advice and representation to both landlords and tenants in respect of their rights in applications to acquire the freehold of leasehold houses and lease extensions of both flats and houses. We also advised property owners on short-term lettings for investment purposes and prospective tenants on the terms of tenancy agreements for occupation.

- Arbitration

Arbitration is a legal technique for the resolution of disputes outside the courts. It is a proceeding in which a dispute is resolved by an impartial adjudicator whose decision, the parties to the dispute have agreed will be final and binding. Arbitration is today, most commonly used for the resolution of commercial disputes, particularly in the context of international commercial transactions.

- Human Rights

Where the obligations in these various regional instruments and treaties and the general principles on HR laws have been unlawfully limited, derogated from or inadequately implemented pacta sunt servanda by states, we can assist with the implementation of the relevant international human rights instruments either at the domestic level or internationally through the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), 1966 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Additional protocols of 1966 and 1989 and the 1969 Vienna Convention by making relevant submissions to the international bodies to seek redress for their unlawful violations.

- Commercial Practice & Sales of Goods

This practice area involves the law which applies to domestic and international sale of goods, carriage arrangements, payment for and security for international transactions, agency agreements and the use of conventions for documentary credits.

- Capital Markets & Loans

A. Williams & Co. can assist with providing advice and opinion on various types of loan agreements such as overdraft agreements, term sheets, revolving credits, syndicated loans agreements as well as the legal effects of each document when a corporation raises finance.

- Mergers and Acquisitions

There are two different types of acquisitions which we can provide assistance with. The business acquisition and a share acquisition whether an existing company, individual or the management is acting as seller or buyer. In any of the scenarios, we can review the basic structure involved in the acquisition and the documentation involved in each case.

- Joint Ventures

The firm can assist with the formation of domestic and international joint venture corporations and disputes arising out of similar alliances .We can provide advice and representation on the far reaching impact of the use of appropriate legal documentation including letters of intent, confidentiality agreements, shareholders agreements, deadlock, company constitutional documentation and the ancillary contracts associated with the alliance to ensure that the intention of the parties and their goals are adequately implemented and that the rights of either the parent companies or the minority shareholders are not marginalized.

- Intellectual Property

IP rights include trademark, copyright, database right, design rights, patents and confidential information rights. Protection of relevant IP rights is crucial to the economic growth and development of businesses in all countries. The firm can assist to identify relevant IP rights and infringements associated with various rights to effect the protection and exploitation of the rights domestically and internationally and can assist to resolve disputes through negotiation or through the various specialist courts based on the applicable domestic legislation and treaties of the WTO and TRIPS.

- Environmental Law

We advise and process requisite environmental approvals including planning consents for specialist engineering construction projects. We provide advice to both clients and regulatory authorities for the development of contaminated sites, we assist with the negotiation of tenders, bids and compensation claims for project sponsors, we provide labor law advice for clients to prevent trade union disputes, we provide assistance with compliance for strategic environmental planning regulations, we assist in the resolution of construction disputes and in obtaining regulatory approvals for specialist environmental engineering and construction projects.

- Project Finance

A. Williams & Co. (Solicitors) has had considerable experience working with international financial institutions. Aspects of representation include the structuring of agreements dealing with international lending for projects, securitization of loans, taxation, regulatory matters, creditors' rights, bankruptcy, ownership rights, resolution of disputes and jurisdictional matters.

- Civil, Criminal & Commercial Litigation

The firm represents privately paying clients and corporations. We have undertaken the representation of clients in the Magistrates Court, County Court, High Court and Court of Appeal sometimes using specialist barristers depending on the complexity and nature of the case.

- International Company Representation

A. Williams & Co. (Solicitors) provides legal services to a broad range of international clients in contentious shipping litigation disputes in the UK commercial court. We also undertake the structuring of joint-ventures with local companies from various industrial sectors.

- Trust Probate, Wills and Tax Planning

We have represented and provided advice to international clients in matters involving contentious probate and intestacy disputes either directly or through our vast network of international law firms sometimes where the client could not travel overseas or where litigation had already been commenced against the client in the UK or overseas.

- Energy- Environmental Oil & Gas

A. Williams & Co. (Solicitors) represents private companies in the energy sector with an emphasis on 'renewable' for their business operations and investment projects involving civil engineering and flood defense agreements. Our advisory work also includes regulatory framework advice in recyclable material engineering and construction projects.

- International Trade and Privatization

A. Williams & Co. (Solicitors) represents various clients in the process of the privatization of state-owned companies. Clients are assisted in negotiations with government authorities, the structuring and financing of privatization projects, conducting due diligence investigations, preparing and processing applications for government approvals, and in dealing with national regulatory matters.

- Property & Conveyancing

The firm provides appropriate agreements and structures for international private client mortgages in property development. The firm conducts real property searches for international corporate and private client acquisition of real property.

- Residential/Commercial

The firm undertakes the preparation of licenses and appropriate consents for the transfer of leases and other property rights. The firm structures property acquisition agreements, development leases, property sales and provision of security in the commercial, retail, industrial and residential markets.



Affiliations

  • Privy Council
  • American Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • Law Society of England and Wales

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Articles Published by A. Williams & Co. (Solicitors)

 Negligence & Breach of Duty of Care

Ingredients required to sustain a successful claim in negligence, breach of duty and consequential damage.

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 Child Custody & Abduction

Issues involved in International Travel of children with parent without custody of children.

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 Cross Cultural Marriages, Divorce and Children

Issues to be considered by the courts in granting permission for children to travel with parent to foreign jurisdiction.

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 Family Breakdown, Divorce, Ancillary Relief and Distribution of Marital Assets

Relevant factors to be considered in the distribution of Marital assets.

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 Enforcement of Foreign Judgments & Foreign Arbitration Awards

Issues to be considered by a judgment creditor intending to enforce a foreign judgment or arbitration award in another jurisdiction.

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 Illegality in Cross Border Commercial Contracts

How valid and legal contracts may become illegal and unenforceable by supervening performance.

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 Cross Border Divorce

Salient Issues in Cross Border Divorce.

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 Cross Border Employment Law

Scope of the terms of Multi jurisdictional Employment Contracts and consequential Severance Agreements.

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