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FairdeaLegalPractitioners

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The Law Firm of FAIRDEAL LEGAL PRACTITIONERS is a registered business name with the Corporate Affairs Commission CAC, Abuja, Nigeria, manned by experienced, dutiful and seasoned legal whiz kids who have had varied experiences from leading and reputable law firms within and outside Nigeria. We are a firm of Corporate Legal Consultants and Advocates based in Lagos. As professionals with over a decade of active legal practice, we offer legal services to our clients in the following areas of Law: •Solicitorship: This includes drafting and preparing all kinds of legal documents such as, Legal Opinions, General Contracts, Agreements, Debentures, Mortgage, Power of Attorney, Lease Agreement, Arbitration, Receivership and other allied matters. •Advocacy: This includes, inter-alia, recovery of debts from our client’s debtors, legal services in relation to Business Law, Taxation Law, Aviation Law, prosecuting for and on behalf of and defending our clients in the Courts of Law.
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Managing Partner

Jun 2007

General Litigation, Supervision of Litigations, maintaining a professional appearance and providing a positive company image to the public, active participation in Commercial Litigation involving Oil and Gas matters, Debt Recovery, Drafting and review of commercial agreements.

Associate

Mar 2006 - Oct 2007 (1 year)

Provide analysis and counsel on legal, policy, and environmental issues to include; proposed new products, protecting intellectual property, mergers & acquisitions, financial offerings, financial structuring, securities offerings, compliance issues for a pre-IPO company, nondisclosure agreements, outstanding agreements and business strategic planning.

Senior Counsel

Aug 2005 - Sep 2006 (1 year)

• Lead the company through the IPO process, and attend to SEC and public shareholder issues. • Provide legal counsel on issues arising from actual or anticipated lawsuits. • Anticipate and guard against legal risks facing the company • Develop and recommend company policy and position on legal issues. • Conduct and coordinate research into a variety of legal issues. • Represent the Company or its officials in various legal proceedings.

Counsel

Aug 2004 - Oct 2005 (1 year)

• Conducting research, interviewing clients and witnesses, and preparing for trial. • Help to protect clients’ claims to copyrights, creative work under contract, product designs and computer programs. • Advise clients on patent law, which allows them to protect their invention of a new product or process. • Assist with the conduct of negotiations with mining companies and others seeking access to land in Nigeria.

Education

Barrister at Law (BL) Second Class Hons. (Upper Division)

2003 - 2004 (1 year)

Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) Second Class Hons. (Upper Division)

1997 - 2002 (5 years)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Second Class Hons. (Upper Division)

1987 - 1991 (4 years)

Certifications

Certificate in Computer Appreciation & Desktop Publishing School (2004)

Al-Ummah Café Computer Institute, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Computer appreciation and desktop publishing.

Legal Writing, Interviewing & Counseling Skills (2008)

Continuing Legal Education Committee, Nigerian Bar Association

Legal writing, interviewing and counseling skills

Case Management & Research Skills (2008)

Continuing Legal Education Committee, Nigerian Bar Association

Case management and research skills

The Role of the Legal Practitioner in the Capital Market (2008)

Continuing Legal Education Committee, Nigerian Bar Association

The role of the legal practitioner in the capital market

Mediation Advocacy Workshop for Lawyers (2010)

Continuing Legal Education Committee, Nigerian Bar Association

Mediation advocacy workshop for lawyers

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