The transport industry is significant in the emergence and sustenance of an efficient economy and market growth. This realisation is driving the multi-billion dollar public and private-sector led investments in the transport sector in Nigeria, across Africa and other emerging markets. With the planned investment of US$2.9 trillion in infrastructure development in Nigeria in the next 30 years, a large chunk of which is dedicated to the transport sector and projected regional transport networks including the Trans-African Highway, the transport sector in Africa is set to witness tremendous developments.
With the pressure of development and the underpinning policy, legal and regulatory frameworks comes fresh legal issues and challenges. Taking advantage of the new opportunities offered by these developments would require a deep knowledge of the applicable legal regimes, a clear understanding of the market, deft handling of the regulatory structures and issues and certainly, innovative legal solutions. This is what we offer our clients in the transport sector.
We provide the full spectrum of services to our clients in the air, marine, rail and road transport and logistics services subsectors. Through our regulatory, legislative and transactional work and experience in both public and private sectors, our clients benefit from both the industry insight and innovative legal solutions that will help them meet challenges and connect seamlessly with their objectives. We have been responsible for some of the most important marine transport legislations and policies, both nationally and regionally. We have handled significant transactions in the aviation and maritime sectors advising governments, financiers, carriers, service providers and concessionaires. Our team is led by a highly qualified specialist who is not only internationally recognised for her expertise in the transport sector but has also pioneered, in an executive capacity, some of the national and regional maritime bodies and authorities.