Practice Areas

Based in Lagos, Nigeria's business capital, DETAIL is totally committed to your business objectives and reputed for dealing with the minutiae. We immerse ourselves in your business plans and roadmaps, adding value to your transactions in a comprehensible and tangible manner.

CORPORATE & COMMERCIAL LAW
Detail's corporate and commercial advisory services underpin its entire practice and includes: Setting Up Businesses; Negotiating transactions; Structuring Partnerships & Joint Ventures; Dealing with Regulators on clients' behalf; Contracting and Legal Advisory Requirements; Investigations & Due Diligence; Regulatory and Corporate Compliance; Corporate Secretarial and Fiduciary Services. A few transactions are mentioned below:
Client Project
Sona Brewery Group Heineken BV’s purchase of 5 breweries in Nigeria with 3.7 million hectoliters capacity from the Sona group
West African Glass Industry Creditors Scheme of Arrangement
UT Financial Services Legal Advisory, for acquisition of Nigerian finance house and a foreign start up in the Nigerian financial services industry
Confidential client Pre-acquisition asset restructuring and reorganization for a group of sister companies
Montgomery Ventures LLC Share Acquisition of 70% of Superbru
Famecorp Limited Legal advisory for investment/holdco companies structure for >200 artistes in the Nigerian entertainment industry
Nalby CIE SA Legal Advisory, Core Investor Acquisition of West African Glass Industry Limited
Benue Breweries Limited Core Investor Acquisition of Benue Bottling Company

Corporate & Commercial Law
    |      Real Estate Construction     |   Oil & Gas  |    Power   |   Project finance Infrastructure Public Private Partnerships   |    Intellectual Property Technology Media / Entertainment      | Financial Services Capital Markets Private Equity

REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION
Detail’s real estate and construction practice is extremely hands-on - bringing knowledge and depth to transaction due diligence; financing projects; negotiating agreements; novel co-ownership structures; purchases and leases. A few recent transactions are mentioned below:
Client Project
FBN Capital Real Estate Co-Ownership Investment Mechanisms
MDS Logistics Pre-share sale real estate portfolio advisory
Beulah Acres Legal Advisory for Fractional Real Estate Ownership
UAC Property Development Company Plc N30 Billion Naira Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) Offer.
DTV Construction Grand Towers Abuja Mall - Direct Agreement Negotiations
DTV Construction Sunshine Towers Joint Venture Finance Agreements
Motherland Inc Badagry Tourism Resort Project
Confidential Conglomerate 1 Billion USD real estate portfolio acquisition in 3 major Nigerian cities
New Towns Development Authority Transaction Adviser for Developer Finance procurement process for 5 new towns
PRI Inc Foreign Direct Investment for Wemabod Real Estate Portfolio Refinancing
Barito Contractors SA Land Swap Agreements with Lekki Free Trade Zone

Corporate & Commercial Law
    |      Real Estate Construction     |   Oil & Gas  |    Power   |   Project finance Infrastructure Public Private Partnerships   |    Intellectual Property Technology Media / Entertainment      | Financial Services Capital Markets Private Equity

Oil & Gas
Detail’s oil and gas practice brings knowledge and depth to transaction due diligence; financing projects and negotiating agreements in relation to acquisition of assets in the oil industry. A few recent transactions are mentioned below:
Client Project
D&H Energy Limited Legal Advisory for Farm In on a marginal field
West African Gas Pipeline Company Legal Advisory on a Gas Pipeline Co-Location Agreement with a Telco.
Hemla Energy AS Farm In Transaction for a Nigerian Marginal Field
Confidential Client Legal Advisory for a European oil company in relation to its Gas to Power opportunities with a State Government.
Delta State Government Legal Advisory for the establishment of an Oil & Gas Free Zone
Confidential Client Legal Advisory for the bid on an Oil block
James Bay Resources Limited Legal Advisory for foreign start up in Nigeria and investment into various upstream oil and gas assets

Corporate & Commercial Law
    |      Real Estate Construction     |   Oil & Gas  |    Power   |   Project finance Infrastructure Public Private Partnerships   |    Intellectual Property Technology Media / Entertainment      | Financial Services Capital Markets Private Equity

Power
Detail has been involved in various aspects of Nigeria’s growing power sector: supporting regulators; financing power projects; gas to power; power company start-ups; and power privatizations. A few recent transactions are mentioned below:
Client Project
Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) Review of Network Transmission Agreements
ARM Azura Edo 450 megawatts IPP Plant
Copperbelt Engergy Corporation Privatization Preferred bidder negotiations for Abuja Distribution Company
Aiteo Consortium Advisory for Distribution Company Privatization Bids
Agbara Industrial Estate Negotiations for Shell Nigeria Gas (SNG) Pipeline interface
Coronation Power Start Up Advisory & Licensing for Independent Power Project
Coronation Power Financing Package advisory for Independent Power Project
Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) Due diligence consulting
Manufacturers Association of Nigeria Review and Negotiations for Gas Supply and Purchase Agreements with Shell Nigeria Gas (SNG)
Confidential Client Advising on project structure for generation capacity expansion for a manufacturing plant from 24mw to 200mw

Corporate & Commercial Law
    |      Real Estate Construction     |   Oil & Gas  |    Power   |   Project finance Infrastructure Public Private Partnerships   |    Intellectual Property Technology Media / Entertainment      | Financial Services Capital Markets Private Equity

INFRASTRUCTURE, PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP & PROJECT FINANCE
Detail is Nigeria’s leading PPP firm and has been involved in various aspects of Nigeria’s growing infrastructure and public private partnership space: drafting laws and regulations; financing projects; negotiating concession agreements and procurement advisory. A few recent transactions are mentioned below:
Client Project
Lagos Metropolitan Transport Authority (LAMATA) Blue Line Urban Railway Concession
Roughton International Limited 2nd Niger Bridge DBOT
Federal Ministry of Works Review of the Lagos Ibadan Expressway Concession
Federal Capital Development Authority Katampe Civil Infrastructure PPP Project
Warri Industrial Park Limited Warri Industrial Park BOT
World Bank Consulting on the Nigeria PPP Project and drafting the ICRC PPP regulations
Greater Port Harcourt Authority Review of the draft Greater Port Harcourt Authority Bill
Lagos State Government Lekki-Ikoyi Bridge Toll Operator Concession
Edo State PPP Office Urhonigbe Rubber Plantation Concession
Edo State PPP Office Draft PPP Law
Gitto Construction Due diligence advisory on the proposed 4th Mainland Bridge project
Federal Road Maintenance Authority (FERMA) Maintain Operate & Transfer (MOT) Concessions
Koharth Limited Integrated Rice Farming JV
Roughton International Murtala Muhammed International Airport Road Concession
Addax Petroleum Old Calabar Port Concession Review
Stokes Industries Limited Mechanized Public Car Parks project
Central Bank of Nigeria Drafting the National Infrastructure Finance Policy

Corporate & Commercial Law
    |      Real Estate Construction     |   Oil & Gas  |    Power   |   Project finance Infrastructure Public Private Partnerships   |    Intellectual Property Technology Media / Entertainment      | Financial Services Capital Markets Private Equity

MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT & TECHNOLOGY
Detail takes a long term view to the emerging media and entertainment market in Nigeria. We have ample knowledge of it’s’ workings and are uniquely positioned to grow with the industry. Some of the work we have been involved in are:
Client Project
Project Famecorp Advising on the establishment of a mega entertainment company (FameCorp Limited) inspired by artists to pioneer industry innovation, increase global branding of Nigeria's cultural products, and act as a profit centre for Nigerian artistes.
Project Destination Consulting and Legal Advisory for a confidential client on a media campaign for the 2011 elections.
Africa Challenge Advising an offshore company with proprietary assets in a TV Game show on intellectual property and related corporate and commercial issues.
Escape Advising a media company on framework for provision of content to Nigerian Telecommunication companies.
Ara Managing Nigeria’s renowned female talking drummer

Corporate & Commercial Law
    |      Real Estate Construction     |   Oil & Gas  |    Power   |   Project finance Infrastructure Public Private Partnerships   |    Intellectual Property Technology Media / Entertainment      | Financial Services Capital Markets Private Equity

FINANCE AND CAPITAL MARKETS
Detail has a strong practice in Corporate Finance; Lending & Securitization; Capital Markets, Public Offers and Private Placements, and Corporate Restructurings. A few recent transactions are mentioned below:
Client Project
Delta State Government N100 Billion Naira Bond Issuance
UAC Property Development Company Plc N30 Billion Naira Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT)
The Infrastructure Bank Infrastructure Fund structure and registration
Lacesera Company Plc N10 Billion Naira Corporate Bond
Kaduna State Government N15 Billion Naira Bond Issuance
Imo State Government N40 Billion Naira Bond Issuance
Central Securities Clearing Systems Limited (CSCS) Review of CSCS Rules
Champion Breweries Plc N1.5Billion Rights Issue
Nasarawa State Government N20 Billion Naira Bond Issuance
Central Bank of Nigeria Drafting the National Infrastructure Finance Policy
Coronation Power Financing package negotiations for IPP
West African Glass Industry Plc) Rights Issue & Private Placement
Asset Wise Securities N1.5 Naira Private Placement

Corporate & Commercial Law
    |      Real Estate Construction     |   Oil & Gas  |    Power   |   Project finance Infrastructure Public Private Partnerships   |    Intellectual Property Technology Media / Entertainment      | Financial Services Capital Markets Private Equity