- Banking and Finance
- Company Secretarial
- Corporate and Commercial Law
- Entertainment Law
- Infrastructure, Energy and Resources
- Intellectual Property
- Litigation and Dispute Resolution
- Private Clients
The firm has a full understanding of the aviation industry, our team has experience in all types of aviation-related work, which includes but not limited to advising financiers and airlines on aircraft finance, sale and purchase agreements, financial and operating leases, wet and dry leases and structured permanent financing transaction.
The team work closely with the finance experts in ensuring that clients needs are met. The team is currently working with some industry players in the restructuring, management and automation of revenue sources in the aviation industry in Nigeria.
The focus of Hughes Partners Banking & Finance practice is on simple yet unique solutions to the intricate legal issues that confront clients. With our solution driven focus, our lawyers have consistently provided a comprehensive service in this area which includes project finance, assets finance, trade finance, debt conversion, insolvency, recovery actions , equity, capital markets and securities and Banking and financial services regulation.
We presently assist some of the regional and local Banks in the perfection of their interests across Nigeria
Our team of experienced Lawyers, some of whom have additional training as Company Secretaries provide meticulous services to ensure compliance with the Companies and Allied Matters Act in a practical, pro-active and timely manner. Our Clients enjoy unlimited access to sound legal expertise in this area of legal practice. We are currently acting as Company Secretary to a number of local and international companies.
Corporate and Commercial law constitute the major part of our practice. We have been involved in several innovative corporate and commercial law transactions, and have also advised listed and private local companies, international corporations, and government departments.
We aim to ease the burden associated with complying with the ever increasing complexities associated with government regulations and conducting business in Nigeria.
Our expertise includes but not limited to Capital Raising, Company Restructuring, Media and Entertainment, Capital Markets and Securities Law, Commercial Contracts and Joint Ventures, International Trade, Mergers and Acquisition, Employment Law, Franchising and Corporate Advisory Services.
We provide legal advice to meet challenges, issues or requirements that stem from the media, entertainment and creative industries. With a team dedicated to this area of law, our expertise helps to protect our clients’ interests in all major areas of entertainment, from film, marketing and brands, digital media, publishing and television.
We are involved in all aspects of our clients’ careers. So not only do we advise them on contractual obligations, we also ensure that our team is capable of handling any challenges to their reputation and other legal disputes.
Our team of lawyers offer comprehensive services and legal representation to investors, public and private companies, international business executives, banks and individuals on their complex and contentious immigration matters.
We offer comprehensive service for corporate and individual clients covering the full range of immigration applications. Whether our client wants to study, work or invest in Nigeria, we guarantee to give the advice and support that meet their immigration needs.
Our lawyers in the practice advise on the full range of upstream, midstream and downstream transactions with expertise in acquisition and disposal of assets, financing, joint ventures, commercial contracts negotiations, regulatory issues and dispute resolution.
Our lawyers offer advice to clients in the Electricity sector on all point in the supply chain from generation and transmission to distribution.
Management of risk is an important aspect of business organisation and our team of Lawyers with transactional experience in insurance cases affords us the ability to offer a wide range of unlimited insurance services to our clients. This service covers all aspect of insurance practice in Nigeria.
Our lawyers have been engaged by insurance companies in due diligence exercises, merger and acquisitions and consolidation transactions. We also regularly represent policy holders in arbitration and in processing their claims.
We are currently representing some of the leading insurance companies in Nigeria in all facets of insurance practices.
Our lawyers have extensive experience advising local and international clients on protecting, exploiting and commercialising their intellectual property rights across a diversity of business structures.
We respond quickly to industrial developments that give our clients business competitive advantage.
At Hughes Partners, we recognize that with the expansion of business across various frontiers, commercial disputes now require the application of more complex and innovative solutions. Resolving our clients’ disputes, either through litigation, arbitration, mediation or any other form of alternative dispute resolution with limited financial exposure to our client is of paramount importance to us.
Members of our Litigation and Dispute Resolution Division guarantee a realistic assessment of every case together with the best strategy to achieve a positive result for our clients.
Members of this team have received extensive training in arbitration and mediation from reputable international dispute resolutions institutions and have handled a wide range of disputes in various aspect of the Nigerian economy ranging from insolvency, debt recovery, oil and gas, electricity, product liability, insurance, banking, intellectual property, labour and employment, companies winding-up, real estate, matrimonial causes and secured credit transactions.
Our aim is to provide our clients with practical legal advice with a view to making sound business decisions. We give legal advice and assistance in financing or refinancing vessels or fleets. We also advice clients who lend to ship owners.
We specialise in ship sale and purchase, syndicated financing, refinancing, work-outs and legal advisory work. We have lawyers who have apt training and experience in matters that involve admiralty Arbitration; Bills of Lading; Cargo Claims; Marine Insurance, Marine Pollution; Ship finance, Proprietary Interests in Ships and Ship Registrations.
At Hughes Partners we offer a whole wide range of services to private individuals in order to meet their private and day to day personal needs. These needs includes but not limited to creation of Living Trusts, business set up and personal legal matters
We offer advice in the creation of Living Trust, drafting of wills, estate planning, appointment of executors, trustees, Matrimonial Causes, Guardians, and probate matters.
Property law and property finance requires a thorough understanding of various aspects of Nigerian law including land registration and conveyancing, leases, construction law, town planning, insolvency, finance and financing structures, mortgage, company law, the law of contract, and taxation.
We offer specialist advice in relation to all property transactions including:
Due Diligence: One cannot adequately emphasise the importance of conducting a thorough due diligence investigation before a property is acquired. We investigate all relevant aspects ranging from onerous conditions of title to relevant town planning issues. The conduct of a due diligence investigation is of invaluable assistance in determining appropriate contractual terms for the transaction.
Land acquisitions and disposals: Land acquisition and disposal constitute the majority of the transactions of any commercial property law practice. Whilst we agree that some transactions might look straight forward, there are frequent issues that can come up if not professionally handled. Our experience have exposed us to see beyond the ordinary and enabling clients to avoid problems before they occur. We are able to assist clients with all property acquisitions and disposals.
Property developments: We have in the past advised property development companies in a wide range of property developments. We provide expert advice regarding development contracts, joint ventures, development leases, project management agreements and matters ancillary thereto.
Property finance: We have acted both for lenders and borrowers in the past and have a thorough understanding of their commercial and legal requirements.
At Hughes Partners, our tax practice team is able to respond efficiently to Nigeria and international tax matters. Team members have practical and extensive experience in attending to the commercial sector and are able to provide integrated advice and assistance on a wide range of local tax issues.
Working with our External Tax Consultants we advise corporate clients on all types of transactions and circumstances including Companies Income Tax, Tax Appeals, Personal Income Tax, Revenue Charges , Tax planning and Advice and Business Permit.
The technology sector is fast moving and we also recognise that it is quite complex, dynamic and innovative. In view of this, we provide transactional support for IT service providers. Our core services include advising on corporate rules and regulations in respect of communications, mobile payments technology, Data protection and privacy, e-commerce, e-government, e-learning, digital media software and licensing, commercial agreements and contracts
The team works closely with corporate/regulatory bodies, and provides value added solutions to our clients.
We presently act as Company Secretary and legal Advisers to quite a number of start up tech companies in view of our engagement with the trends and developments in information technology in Nigeria and also because of the growth of the industry in Nigeria over the years and couple with the fact that other sectors of the economy now deploys technology for efficient service delivery.
Our team consist of members of the International Technology Law Association.(ITECHLAW)