Ed & Kel Solicitors’ mainstream is in the creation of intellectual property rights, and the commercial exploitation of such rights through registrations, licensing and litigation when necessary. We assist Clients in selecting the form of intellectual property needing protection and advising on identifying, protecting and enforcing their intellectual property rights especially in the course of acquisitions, buyouts and joint ventures.
We also protect the intellectual property rights of Clients from infringement, counterfeiting, misappropriation and unfair competition. We provide Nigerian and foreign trademark, copyright and patent prosecution, counselling and transactional services with a strategic focus aimed at enabling the Client to achieve its business objectives. We are passionate about the development, protection, enforcement and defence of the intellectual property rights on behalf of our Clients. To this end we bring a powerful combination of technical and trial skills to prosecute and defend our Clients’ matters in Federal High Court and Appellate Courts.
We also provide other aspects of legal services to our corporate and commercial Clients including start-up ventures, small and medium scale enterprises and as well as well-established multinational corporations. In this regard we provide services ranging from business registration/incorporation to business planning along company structure, organization/management, corporate compliance, liaising with Regulatory Agencies to obtain Statutory Approvals..
In Ed & Kel Solicitors we render services to Non-Profit and Organizations, Religious Organizations and Civil Rights Societies with registrations and incorporation formalities.
We also assist our corporate and commercial clients in the aspect of drafting business agreements such as like Joint Venture Agreements, Partnership Agreements, Shareholders’ Agreements and Marketing Contracts.
We assist foreign investment in Nigeria and immigration procedure in the processing of Obtaining Business and Resident permits for expatriate staff and families, Temporary Work Permits (90 day permits with renewable options), Offshore Permits, STR Visas and other Immigration related Approvals
DUE DILIGENCE SEARCH
Ed & Kel Solicitors engages in investigative services and searches for foreign missions, Government and Corporate bodies. This involves verification of official records, documents, documents and other made to foreign missions, corporate bodies, or prospective foreign investors in the course of applications, proposals, recitals in contracts etc.
Company Secretarial Services
Ed & Kel Solicitors provides services as company secretary on retainer basis to Clients. The services include;
- Attending meetings of Shareholders and Board of Directors; and advising on compliance with the applicable rules and regulations.
- Ensuring Regulatory compliance and maintaining registers and records required by the Companies & Allied Matters Acts 2004.
- Rendering statutory returns to the Corporate Affairs Commission, and carrying out such necessary administrative or secretarial duties.
- Advising on Ownership and Management functions and rights.
Real Property Law
Ed & Kel Solicitors actively involved with various projects in the conveyance (the property transfer market) and litigation departments revolutionizing the industry of estate agency, electronic documents and communication amongst the legal fraternity. The Firm’s structure allows for a national support structure and hence the ability to offer services on a national basis.
We recognize the constitutionally guaranteed rights to property, settlement and occupation of land. Due to our location in Lagos Nigeria, we are in a position to register and transfer land and property with absolute efficiency and in an expeditious manner. Our professionals have vast experience in offering the following services acquired over the years:
- Due Diligence on the propriety of proposed Asset acquisition
- Identification, Sale and Purchase of Properties
- Advice on and drafting of residential and commercial leases/Tenancy
- Mortgages and Corporate Lending
- Conveyance documentation
- Registration of Property Title
- Property subdivision and consolidation
- Management of developed properties
- Registration of transfer of residential, sectional title & commercial properties
- Registration of mortgage, surety and collateral bonds
Trustee and Estate
Ed & Kel Solicitors provides legal services covering key phases of Estate Planning, Estate and Trust Administration for both Nigerian residents (including Diplomats in Nigeria) and also non-residents. These services include preparation of Wills and Testaments, Estates planning and Administration, Trust creation and Administration, Probates and Letters of Administration, custodianships and guardianships, Offshore Trust and Wealth preservation and Asset protection, preparation and filing of Estate Tax returns, and Estate Litigation.
Dispute Resolution: Litigation/ Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
Ed & Kel Solicitors identifies potential problems surrounding legal issues, then takes bold practical steps at implementation by way of taking out court summons or appropriate originating court process from the appropriate court. We have the capacity to litigate up to the Supreme Court being the Apex Court. However, as part of our commitment to offer cost-effective services, we employ litigation as a last resort in dispute resolution. We also consider the reality of litigation to the effect that the “winner takes all” and the “loser loses all” and thus explore other suitable Alternative Dispute Resolution techniques such as Arbitration, Mediation and Negotiation to help Clients settle disputes in an optimal way and achieve major victories.