Commercial Law

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PartII. A.8-Commercial law
We have represented various reputable companies both as plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of complex commercial litigation matters in superior court of records such as the federal and state high court as well as the court of appeal and supreme court.

  • In the area of commercial litigation, over the years, the following have been peculiar cases that our lawyers have been involved in viz: business torts, securities, dispute regarding corporate governance, going private transactions, and breach of commercial contract. Brief descriptions of some of these areas as follows:

Business torts
We have represented various companies in numerous tort cases including misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair competition as well as fraud actions and we have also acted for numerous companies in a cases involving breach of contract.
In representing our clients on business torts claims, our litigation team have been particularly successful in resolving these claims on the basis of motions to dismiss or summary judgments thereby enabling them to avoid the expense and risk of trial.

Securities litigation
We represent companies in securities litigation, including cases alleging, among other things, violations of the companies and allied matters acts, investment and securities act and other relevant laws.
These cases have involved complicated and novel issues regarding the application of securities laws to business transactions. As a result of this experience, our litigators have an intimate knowledge of the procedural and substantive issues that may arise in such litigation, including the provision of the rule and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to investments and securities act, 1999.

Corporate Governance and Breach of Fiduciary Duty Litigation
Our litigators have represented a number of clients in cases involving cooperate governance and breach of fiduciary duties, including dispute regarding rights under shareholders agreement. For example, we represent first bank in a suit regarding the enforcement of right under a shareholders agreement.

Corporate litigation counseling
The firm’s litigation group is also involved in corporate litigation counseling frequently providing insight and strategies to avoid litigation as well as legal opinions on complex and technical areas of the law. Our litigators often work with our corporate lawyers to counsel business executives on a variety of current issues and potential concerns.