“Overall, we are happy with the firm’s work. The attorneys at Detail are diligent, pay attention to the little things, negotiate well, solve problems well, and are thoroughly experienced with Nigerian law.”
“They carry out a lot of in-depth research. They are able to leverage, they give timely feedback, they are responsive.”
Chambers & Partners
Corporate/Commercial – Nigeria
What the team is known for: Esteemed practice that handles a number of high-profile investments and acquisition transactions. Advises across the full spectrum of issues in the corporate and commercial space, including corporate restructuring and capital markets, private equity, M&A and project finance. Focuses on providing clients with proactive legal and commercial advice to aid in dispute avoidance and risk mitigation.
Strengths: A client described the firm as “very strong and knowledgeable” with a much-appreciated “desire to meet our needs.”
Work highlights: Advised MBU Capital on the acquisition of Nile University.
“Very commercial in approach, problem solver, quick response time – always reachable, uses technology to improve interaction.”
“I am very satisfied with the quality of the firm’s work. Their biggest strengths are their accessibility, competitiveness (in terms of fees and billing) and the commercial understanding they possess and bring to bear on transactions.”
“The firm provides a first rate service. They are knowledgeable, intellectual and have a knack of very quickly becoming subject matter experts in business concepts and areas.”
“We were impressed with the quality and thoroughness of their work. They are also personable, professional and responsive.”
“They are passionate, and the level of commitment they bring to the table is almost unparalleled.”
“They are responsive and articulate, and give commercial advice.”
“They are good at making sure the transaction comes together.”
Chambers & Partners
Banking & Finance – Nigeria
What the team is known for: Advises on due diligence, acquisition and financing matters, with clients from both the energy and financial sectors. Often consulted for its project finance expertise, with significant activity in power, infrastructure, energy and urban development projects.
Strengths: A client said that the team “demonstrated the highest level of competence and professionalism.”
Interviewees note the firm’s presence on finance mandates concerning real estate, saying: “They are quite deep as far as real estate business is concerned.”
Work highlights: Advised Stanbic IBTC Capital in connection with its provision of a USD 11.3 million medium-term refinancing facility to Urban Shelter relating to an Abuja residential property development.
“Detail Commercial Solicitors continues to consolidate its position in the market as a regular for the market’s sophisticated corporate finance deals.”
“Excellent,” says a client from a real estate financing, “they are one of the top two firms in the jurisdiction… and they provided an excellent, results-focused service.”
“After a positive experience we have worked together on a number of subsequent initiatives,” says a client, adding that “they have a large, qualified and experienced team that can cover all bases.”
“Clients say that they brought a lot of ingenuity to the table and they think outside the box and gave top notch advice… they earned their place among the top law firms.”
“The firm provided excellent work overall. It is detailed and proficient. They negotiated well on our behalf and were effective in getting the terms we wanted and documents that adequately protected our interests-”
“Most Innovative Law Firm, 2020.”
“I’ve found them extremely professional, focused on the details (as their name suggests), quick to respond and quite warm and pleasant to be engaged with. We have worked on a series of very detailed contracts with lots of potential manholes and I’ve found them to be patient, thoughtful, protective of our positions and creative in their solutions.”
“Extremely, extremely proficient at structuring transactions and relentless at deal making.”
“My assessment is simply very detailed, outstanding and excellent.”
“They take a very practical approach. They refer us to workable solutions, have experience and offer tactful insight.”
Chambers & Partners
Projects & Energy – Nigeria
What the team is known for: Well-regarded energy department with a strong cohort of lawyers who specialise in Nigeria’s power and infrastructure landscape. Displays a strong capacity in the acquisition and concession of power projects, in addition to legal and regulatory advice on PPPs. Also adeptly advises on oil and gas transactions.
Strengths: One client said “We feel really well catered to as customers as well as getting good and timely advice on updates in Nigeria’s energy sector.”
Sources also comment that “their turnaround time is very fast and they seem to always have someone on their team experienced in different areas of commercial law.”
Work highlights: Advised Renewvia Solar Nigeria on the development of further Mini-Grid assets in Bayelsa and Rivers States.
“They have knowledge of the industry and their approach is professional.”
“Efficient, diligent, top work. I find that they go above and beyond their scope and are proactive in highlighting issues and proffering solutions.”
“As transaction lawyers they are well-informed, business savvy, creative, passionate and responsive. They bring a refreshing level of pragmatism, and a keen insight into potential issues, opportunities and offer alternative courses and approaches.”
“Good knowledge of the sector, quality work and fast delivery at very reasonable rates.”
“They have gone from strength to strength and focus on providing outstanding quality.”
“Supportive and highly responsive.”
“The firm is “excellent” with a “professional service, a speedy response time and good quality of work”. It provides “quick and accurate responses to questions and requests for amendments. They have a sizeable and knowledgeable team and are prepared to go the extra mile (and beyond) to deliver.”
“Very hard-working, and certainly open to new ideas. They deliver in a timely fashion and the quality is good.”
“They’ve proven themselves to be quite innovative.”
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