This Practice Section encompasses all other areas of legal services offered by the Firm in addition to our core competence Practice Areas namely: Advocacy and Alternative Dispute Resolution, Banking and Finance, Communications, Project Finance, Maritime, Aviation, Corporate Restructurings and Mergers & Acquisitions, Energy and Environment, Capital Market, Labour and Industrial Relations.
PUC routinely provides its clients with general commercial advisory and transactional services. Our services span the spectrum of a company`s life from start-up to the development, institutionalisation and strengthening of its corporate and commercial structures. We handle incorporation and registration of companies, partnerships, joint ventures and incorporated trustees. We provide businesses real-time support on corporate and commercial law issues, including negotiation, drafting and review of documentation ranging from loan agreements, mortgages, leases, franchise, joint venture, agency and brokerage agreements.
Our team comprises of people with deep knowledge and understanding of intellectual property laws who continually keep themselves abreast with international and comparative trends. We have been involved in complex litigations arising from ownership of copyrights and patents. Drawing on our deep knowledge of the international legal market as well as our well established contacts in key business climes the world over, PUC is strategically positioned to provide cutting-edge legal services on registration of trademarks and patents.
PUC provides company secretarial services to several companies including companies incorporated by the Firm. Apart from covering board meetings and maintaining the corporate records we offer advice on regulatory compliance issues and do the necessary filings of returns. Our clients benefit from our versatility in and thorough knowledge of company and commercial laws and practices, and the vast boardroom experience of our partners, who sit on the Boards of some of Nigeria`s top range companies.
We assist our clients in the resolution of regulatory issues beyond the regulatory sectors in our specialised Practice Areas. A few of such assignments include regulatory compliance relating to land transactions, security and exchange regulations, tax, aviation sector, infrastructure development, product sales and marketing etc. It has consistently been our practice to identify and understand the regulatory agencies and practices that govern and apply to our Clients' businesses wherever they operate or are located in Nigeria and to help them trouble-shoot all regulatory issues that arise in the course of their business activities and transactions. It is a significant upside that we have well-staffed and structured offices in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja where most of the Federal regulatory agencies are located, that can in real-time attend to our Clients’ regulatory needs.