International Corporate, Business & IP Law Firm in Lagos, Nigeria
1st AttorneysGround Floor (Front Wing), Management House
22, Idowu Taylor, Victoria Island
+234 80 23222528
+234 1 2705645
Contact Mr. Samuel Etuk
Law Firm Overview1st Attorneys, as a Law Firm, serves clients in Nigeria and worldwide in various aspects of law. We act as a bridge and catalyst to investors wishing to undertake business in Nigeria and other jurisdictions to ensure that their investments are secured and legally protected as well as guide the investor through the intricacies of the Nigerian legal system.
An innovative service which we have introduced is to provide representative office to investors who want to undertake business in Nigeria and maintain a legal presence without being physically present. In this, we provide the administrative services required to maintaining their business and legal presence in Nigeria.
1st Attorneys, inter alia, is a Nigerian Law Firm comprising of Nigerian Solicitors, Lawyers, Advocates, Attorneys, Barristers and Agents. We are among the most dynamic law firms in Nigeria.
Areas of Law
- Admiralty & Maritime
- Agency & Distributorship
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Aviation Law
- Banking & Finance
- Banking Law
- Boating Accident
- Business & Industry
- Business Formation
- Business Law
- Business Litigation
- Capital Markets
- Civil Litigation
- Commercial Law
- Commercial Litigation
- Corporate Finance
- Corporate Law
- Corporate Litigation
- Corporate Taxation
- Credit & Mortgage
- Criminal Law
- Customs Law
- Debt Relief
- Debtor & Creditor
- Employee Benefits
- Entertainment Law
- Environmental & Natural Resources
- Environmental Law
- Estate & Trust
- Estate Planning
- Family Law
- Financial Litigation
- Financial Services Law
- General Practice
- Government Contracts
- Import & Export
- Industrial & Manufacturing
- Information Technology
- Intellectual Property
- International Investments
- International Law
- International Trade
- Investment Law
- Landlord & Tenant Law
- Legal Economics
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Natural Resources
- Nonprofit Organizations
- Offshore Services
- Oil & Gas
- Personal Injury
- Personal Property
- Private Equity
- Privatization Law
- Project Finance
- Property Law
- Property Management
- Real Estate
- Regulatory Law
- Science & Technology
- Telecommunications Law
- Trade Investment
- Workers Compensation
Additional Areas of Law: Business Permits; Criminal Litigation; Expatriate Quota; Marine Insurance; Structured Finance Transactions.
Areas of Law Description
At 1st Attorneys, we provide legal representation and services in the following areas of practice:
— Admiralty & Maritime
Our firm advises on and undertake all aspects related to maritime law including: maritime liens; regulatory and legislative matters related to the Nigeria Customs Service; vessel documentation; vessels financing, regulatory compliance, and port leasing; labor and employment matters related to vessel crewing and rig workers; contracts of carriage; maritime casualties; maritime and rig financing; cargo loss or damage claims, including bulk and containerized carriage; maritime personal injury defense; marine insurance including coverage advice and litigation; port development projects and privatization; oil pollution and environmental matters; shipbuilding and repairs, contract negotiation and litigation.
— Banking & Finance
Our firm advises on all transactions and render services related to banking and finance. On one hand, our services are retained by various local and international banks and on the other hand, we service both corporate and individual clients locally and foreign. We advise a wide range of clients, including the International Finance Corporation, leading international and local investors, investment banks, merchant banks and commercial banks and financial institutions.
— Capital Market
Our firm is highly rated as advisers to businesses on raising finance from the available public markets. This includes the Stock Exchange, finance houses and international financial sources. We have experience in assisting clients on raising finance for funding and advise on the right choice of market to suit the individual business' need including both private equity funding and IPOs. We ensure that clients meet the requirements of the various markets and gain the best advantage from IPO listings.
— Corporate & Commercial Law
Our firm advises on all aspects of business and commercial law. We undertake the incorporation of companies under the Nigerian law on behalf of foreign individuals and corporate bodies. We also undertake the preparation and perfection of all commercial documents and international contracts. We have considerable experience in commercial contracts, sale of goods, receivership matters, negotiation and preparation of pre incorporation contracts, the formation and structuring of corporate entities, the purchase, asset sale, acquisition, restructuring or mergers of companies for foreign and local entities.
— Debt Recovery
Our firm takes advantage of the various legal options prevailing for the benefit of our clients to recover their debts efficiently. We employ the method which is best suitable for our clients situation. While our fees are competitive, our methods are effective.
Our firm advises on oil & gas and electrical power generation & distribution. We advise multinational oil companies in Nigeria, local companies and government bodies in this endeavor.
Our firm advises on all aspects of immigration law. We have considerable experience in obtaining visas, expatriate quota, business permit, CERPAC and general immigration matters relating to Nigeria, the United States of America, Canada, Europe and the UK. We are frequently consulted by foreign law firms, professionals and individuals on various aspects immigration.
Our firm advises on all aspects insurance law. We undertake the insurance matters under the Nigerian insurance law on behalf of foreign individuals and corporate bodies. We also undertake the preparation and perfection of all insurance documents and claims. We represent various insurance companies in various capacities.
— International Law
Our firm advises on all aspects of international law for foreign law firms, governments, individuals and corporate bodies. We are frequently consulted by foreign law firms, professionals corporate bodies on various aspects of international law in relation to Nigeria.
— Labor Law
Our firm advises on all aspects of labor law for foreign law firms, governments, individuals and corporate bodies.
We are frequently consulted by foreign law firms, professionals corporate bodies on various aspects of labor law in relation to Nigeria.
Our firm undertakes both civil and criminal litigation. We adopt the means which will expose our clients to minimum risk and cost. We are frequently consulted by foreign law firms, professionals corporate bodies on various aspects of civil and criminal law in Nigeria.
Our firm advises on all aspects of law relating with telecommunication. We also act for and on behalf of telecommunication companies. We also undertake the preparation and perfection of all contract and obligation documents in this area and in lead in negotiations leading thereto. We have considerable experience in this regard and have acted on behalf of both foreign and local entities. We are frequently consulted by foreign law firms, professionals corporate bodies in this aspect of Nigerian law.
- International Bar Association
- AEA (Association of European Attorneys)
- International Asset Recovery Group
- Nigerian Bar Association
Admiralty and Maritime, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Appellate Practice, Aviation Law, Business Litigation
Business Law, Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Immigration, Intellectual Property
M. T. Ibrahim
Civil Litigation, Commercial Law, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense, Criminal Law
Civil Litigation, Mergers and Acquisitions, Nonprofit Organizations, Regulatory Law
Administrative Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights, Class Actions
Criminal Law, Family Law, Litigation
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