The firm provides advice on aircraft lease and finance, recovery of aircraft by lessors and, licensing and regulatory compliance in Nigeria. Our lawyers have acted for international airlines, lessors, pilots and passengers on issues ranging from aircraft recovery by lessors, employment disputes between airlines and pilots, passenger and cargo claims against airlines and insurance disputes.
The firm’s practice covers both wet and dry shipping. We advise on contentious matters such as bill of lading and charter party disputes, as well as non-contentious matters such as ship finance (lending and security), drafting commercial agreements (charters and shipbuilding contracts) and maritime insurance.
We also advise clients on the enforcement of maritime claims through the arrest of ships or cargo, maritime liens, and other modes of enforcement.
We advise local and international clients seeking to participate in the Nigerian shipping industry on the legal and regulatory requirements imposed by Nigerian law such as the Coastal and Inland Shipping (Cabotage) Act 2003, and the Nigerian Local Content Act.