Aekley Solicitors

Careers

At Aekley Solicitors, we hold firmly our core values of excellence, professionalism, hard work, enthusiasm and creativity. We challenge our lawyers and support staff to meet our high standards for quality and professionalism.

Aekley Solicitors offers progressive career paths in an innovation-driven working environment and provides the platforms for young professionals to maximize their potentials. We are also committed to fostering diversity and maintaining a nondiscriminatory professional environment.

We also offer internship opportunities for law students to acquire work experience, skills and knowledge.

If you are interested in joining our team, kindly send your resume to careers@aekleysolicitors.com

SME

As our practice policy, we offer effective and reliable services to Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SME) with the same top-notch legal representation as we offer to all our clients. Our SME unique package affords legal services and representation to SME’s in their businesses in a cost-effective manner. We are here to help SME founders achieve their vision, from business formation to business growth and eventual sustainability.

We Offer The Following Services To Small and Medium Scale Enterprises:

 

  1. BUSINESS FORMATION, STRUCTURING AND REGISTRATION

We advise SME founders on the appropriate business formation and structure, after which we register the business on their behalf with relatively lower cost.  We provide standard entrepreneur structuring advisory services to help arrive at the right business and holding structure that provides for sustainability and cost efficiency. Once a structure is put in place, we form the legal entities which can be a Partnership, Sole-Proprietorship or Limited Liability Company.

Our business formation service is timeous and unique by providing full legal and administrative services so that the SME owners may focus on their business and interface with their customers rather than focus on the tedious administrative tasks at the initial stage. Our services are budget sensitive.

2. REGULATORY COMPLIANCE

Once a business is formed, we help SME’s open files and obtain needed permits, licences and certificates at various MDA’s, depending on their line of operation. We enable SME’s carry out their day to day operations without entangling its management team in the cumbersome and tedious regulatory compliance.

3. CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

In order to ensure a lasting business with ensuing growth, we undergo corporate governance activities with the management of SME’s to make them accountable to the appropriate business and management model which the business should follow for sustainability, from the business decision makers, to shareholders and also the employees.

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About Us

Aekley Solicitors is a Corporate/Commercial law firm that provides timely and cost-efficient legal services to meet the distinct needs of its clients. Our approach is to provide legal solutions that allow businesses achieve their goals. We value client intimacy and client growth by:

  • Internalising clients’ service areas in providing bespoke legal solutions to everyday challenges;
  • providing real time industry-related information to clients while protecting their businesses; and
  • drawing clients’ attention to possible expansion areas and opportunities.

In essence, our clients’ business is our business.

We also offer unique packages to support SME’s and start-ups by putting them through the legal requirements around business structure, formation, management and regulatory compliance. Our goal is to make SMEs and Start-ups sustainable in the long term.

Our Services

We offer the following services: 

1. CORPORATE AND COMMERCIAL:

Our practice at Aekley Solicitors is built on our passion for providing corporate and commercial services to businesses in Nigeria. Some of our corporate and commercial services include:

  • Business formation i.e registering Nigerian companies, and pre-business activities,
  • Business Structuring and joint venture implementation,
  • Advising on all forms of commercial transactions,
  • Conducting due diligence,
  • Drafting of commercial documents such as Sale Agreements, Memorandum of Understanding, Partnerships, Joint Ventures and Shareholders Agreements, Confidentiality Agreement etc.,
  • Dealing with Regulators on clients’ behalf (Registering copyright, trademarks, obtaing permits and certificates from Nigerian public service organizations.

 

2. IMMIGRATION AND EXPATRIATE SERVICES

We assist foreign nationals seeking to do business in Nigeria through the complex Nigerian immigration laws by providing bespoken immigration solutions.

We solve all immigration related issues and obtain necessary permits on behalf of our clients. We specialise in processing:

  • Combined Expatriate Residence Permit and Aliens Card (CERPAC) and
  • Short Term Work Permit (TWP)

3. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

We help clients protect their innovative ideas by advising on all aspects of intellectual property law and by undertaking the registration process on behalf of our clients. With the aim of helping businesses and individuals safeguard their intellectual property rights, we specialise in the registration and enforcement of:

  • Trademark,
  • Copyright and
  • Patents.

    4. TAXATION:

We provide prompt and efficient services in relation to taxation matters to our clients. Our practical experience in Nigerian Tax laws helps us provide wide range of services on cumbersome Federal, State and Local Government tax matters.

We also work with external Tax Consultants in advising our clients on tax issues like:

  • Companies Income Tax (CITA),
  • Personal Income Tax (PAYEE),
  • Petroleum Profit Tax (PPT),
  • Transfer Pricing Return (TPR),
  • Capital Gains Tax etc.

5. START-UPS:

We provide legal services and representation to start-ups, covering diverse fields such as: telecoms, software, hardware, education, fin-tech, entertainment etc. Particularly, we help founders by guiding them through foundation stage, we continue assisting through the investment process up until continued growth is sustained.

We offer the following services to start-ups:

  • Start-up Registration
  • Drafting of Founders Agreement, Equity and Vesting Agreement, Employee Stock Option Agreement etc.
  • Dispute Resolution, Arbitration and Commercial Litigation.

6. COMPANY SECRETARY

We offer wide range of secretarial services to businesses. As a firm, we internalise the operations of our clients and form a core of the management team by offering some of the following services:

  • Convene and attend Directors and general meetings of the Company, record the minutes of such meetings and maintain the Company’s Minute Book;
  • Prepare and circulate notices of board and general meetings, minutes of meetings and resolutions, together with the filing of resolutions at the CAC, Abuja in relation thereto;
  • Periodic filing of annual returns, and the returns required in connection with removal and appointment of Directors and the allotment of shares;
  • Attest to and execute all company documents on behalf of the Company as may be required by the Directors of the Company and by law;

7. COMPLIANCE and REGULATIONS

Undertake Permits, Licences and Certificates on behalf of our clients in their area of operation. We are experienced in representing clients while interfacing with various government Ministry, Department and Agencies (MDA’s) in relation to doing business in Nigeria.

Depending on the nature of your operation, we can help you obtain or renew Licence/Permits/Certificates with the following MDAs:

  • Corporate Affairs Commission
  • Federal and State Environmental Bodies
  • Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR)
  • National Pension Commission (PENCOM)
  • Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)
  • Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS)
  • National Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSTIF)
  • Others include: Trademark, Patent, Copyright, NOSDRA, ITF, BPP, etc.