- Practice Groups
Fred-young & Evans LP is a full service commercial law firm in Nigeria dedicated to providing both local and international clients with prompt and effective legal services within the ethical standards of the legal profession. We offer an array of legal services in support of our clients. We consistently proffer commercially focused, time and cost effective as well as result oriented legal advice to challenging commercial transactions and disputes. Our clients benefit from a firm small enough to allow easy access to all of its lawyers and large enough to guarantee excellence and speedy response to challenging legal problems. Our watchwords are integrity, distinction and professionalism.
Our firm is divided into 3 practice groups, namely; Dispute Resolution, Corporate/Commercial and Intellectual property Groups. Our Dispute Resolution Group represents the firm in negotiation and mediation towards resolving commercial disputes. They represent clients in commercial, civil, labor disputes before all courts and administrative tribunals in Nigeria. The Group also represents clients in intellectual property matters such as enforcement of intellectual property rights and defending claims of intellectual property infringements at the trademark/patent tribunal.
Our Corporate/Commercial Group provide consultation on corporate and commercial law matters, including formation of businesses and subsidiaries of foreign companies, joint ventures, share purchase agreement, transfer of technology, company formation in offshore jurisdiction, initial public offers, acquisitions, mergers and power projects. The Group offer advice on fiscal incentives and tax exemptions for new businesses and legal protection for foreign investors. The Group conducts due diligence searches and regularly advises companies on change in government policies in relation to their businesses. They advise clients on the legal and regulatory regime in the budding sectors of Nigerian economy and the procedure for obtaining relevant approvals and certificates for investments in the Nigerian market.
Our Intellectual Property Group provide legal services in intellectual property matters such as registration of trademarks, copyrights, patents, designs. They also engage in franchise distributorship, agency and license agreements. They identify infringements of various intellectual property rights and offer advice on protection of such rights both domestically and internationally.
We collaborate with China Law Firm, Guangdong on Nigerian-Chinese cases. We contributed to Getting the Deal Through: Copyright 2016 and Restructuring & Insolvency 2016 and 2017. We also contributed to Corporate Live wire’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Expert Guide, Virtual Round table on Bankruptcy & Restructuring 2016 and on Intellectual Property 2017. We contributed to Financier Worldwide, Bankruptcy & Restructuring 2017. We make regular contributions on Lexology on Restructuring & Insolvency and Mergers & Acquisitions.
We are listed at Inter-law IP Law and Quantify IP directories. Our firm is a Member of International Credit Exchange and partners with CCI Credit Management, United Kingdom and Alpha & Leader Risks and Assets Management Company Limited on international debt collection. We are the sole Commercial Litigation Expert in reputable networks of law firms such as Startup overseas, Global Law Experts, Legals Finest, Leaders in Law, The Lawyers Network and Advisory Excellence. We are listed on Legal 500. ACQ5 awarded our firm Copyright Law Firm of the Year Nigeria, 2017 and Restructuring & Insolvency Law Firm of the Year, Nigeria, 2017. From our offices at Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory, we have established a working relationship with attorneys in major cities throughout Africa, Asia and Europe.
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