Retained as Nigerian counsel to the world's largest multinational technology company on its entire employment portfolio in Nigeria in the wider circumstance of its multi-jurisdictional projects.
This high-profile engagement required provision of expert legal support to the client's global management on Severance, Gender and Ethnicity Pay, Shift Work Advisory, and Mass Redundancies in a series of cross-border employment work (involving CMS UK and over 50 law firms across all continents of the world). We have managed high-profile employee exits for this client without any contingent liability whatsoever
Negotiation and structuring of Labour/Employment aspects of the complex Share Purchase Agreement executed between Oando and ENI in Oando’s acquisition of ENI’s interest in Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC).
This cross-border transaction (with CMS Italy and other firms) involved advisory, interface and de-risking of sensitive aspects of the acquisition involving Nigeria’s energy regulators, and hostile Labour Unions/Work Councils. The deal was valued at over $500 million and considered to be Africa’s largest energy deal in recent times.
Represented an African Finance Corporation-backed gold mining entity in Defendant-side representation before Nigeria’s federal commercial courts, in a multi-billion naira environmental action relating to subject matter questions on mining, community development and rigorous interpretations of Nigeria’s mining statutes.
Advised a leading Techstars-backed Fintech reputed for its AI-driven Saas products, on its global Compliance and Data Privacy Programme to cater for its users in the EMEA region. Our credentialed resources on the GDPR, FATF guidelines and local law requirements on finance, corporate governance were deployed in this engagement.
Advised an European energy entity with diverse holdings in Africa on a Gas to Power project in Nigeria, involving sale of electric power to bitcoin-mining companies. Famsville provided end-to-end legal support on Incorporation of the entity, Cryptocurrency advisory, FDI, Gas Commercialization, Tax reliefs and Incentives, and regulatory interface with licensing authorities.
Represented a foremost West African real estate company with multi-million dollar landholdings in Nigeria, Ghana and the UK in a contentious construction/environmental action involving over 200 hectares of land at the Federal High Court, Lagos.
Currently retained as local counsel on employment matters in Nigeria by Italian Oil and Gas giant, SAIPEM. Prior to now, Famsville has advised SAIPEM on termination of employment, disciplinary procedures and terminal benefits accruing to certain employees who breached the company's code of ethics and conducts. This cross-border transaction cuts across 5 countries including Nigeria.
Advised Indigo Medical Centre, a reconstructive surgery hospital in Lagos on its entire Human Resources portfolio and Corporate Restructuring options.
Famsville was appointed as Legal Advisers/Estate Managers to the Private Family Office of a deceased Nigerian business mogul with diverse assets and stockholdings valued at over 10 Billion Naira
Advised Neofyton Doo, one of the World's largest manufacturers of Plastic, headquartered in Serbia, on contingent liabilities in a cross-border industrial/contractual dispute running into several millions of naira.
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