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Legal Business Africa names our Managing Partner – Olayemi Anyanechi as one of the top 20 women in business law.

Olayemi Anyanechi is one of the Top 20 women in buisness law

We celebrate our Managing Partner, Olayemi Anyanechi, who was featured by Legal Business Africa as one of the Top 20 Outstanding Nigerian Women in Business Law in commemoration of International Women’s Day. Watch her exclusive interview with Legal Business Africa here. Click to view the Legal Business Africa publication. 

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Watch replay: Cutting the Sweet Deal Elements of a Sustainable Capital Injection

Thank you for participating in the Sefton Fross webinar: “Cutting the Sweet Deal Elements of a Sustainable Capital Injection”. We hope you found it an enlightening and engaging session. We are sorry if you could not participate and hope to have you in our subsequent webinar series. You can watch the recording here For information about our future events and thought leadership, we encourage that you visit us regularly…

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Sefton Fross Webinars: Cutting the Sweet Deal: Elements of a Sustainable Capital Injection

Join us, as we partner with Mondaq to deliver our first webinar of the year: “Cutting the Sweet Deal: Elements of a Sustainable Capital Injection”. Our dynamic and illustrious panel, led by Managing Partner, Olayemi Anyanechi will provide an exclusive insight into the minds of investors and investee companies as we delve into the features of a successful capital raise. We have the pleasure of being joined by experienced…

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Sefton Fross advises Triarch Construction Ltd on its 124 hectare land development project

Sefton Fross has advised the Developer, Triarch Development Limited in its 124-hectare land reclamation project in Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria. The Project, which forms Phase 1 of a proposed massive reclamation plan is for the development of a mixed used estate. Triarch Construction Limited is a construction company well versed in luxury renovations and constructions for residential and commercial purposes. We advised on all aspects of the Project, including carrying…

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Sefton Fross joins Interlaw – an elite global legal network.

Sefton Fross managing partner

Sefton Fross is pleased to announce that it has joined Interlaw Ltd. Ltd; a long-established elite global legal network of pre-eminent independent law firms comprising 7,500+ lawyers based in over 150 cities around the world, as a partner firm. By joining Interlaw, Sefton Fross joins over 7,500 lawyers across 79 jurisdictions and more than 150 cities in the world, expanding our global footprints in all our practice areas, bringing the world of legal…

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Watch Replay: Continental Energy Shifts: Building resilience through collaboration, combinations, and consolidation

Sefton Fross Webinar Series

Thank you for participating in the Sefton Fross webinar: “CONTINENTAL ENERGY SHIFTS: BUILDING RESILIENCE THROUGH COLLABORATION, COMBINATIONS, AND CONSOLIDATION”. We hope you found it enlightening. We are sorry if you could not participate and hope to have you in our subsequent webinar series. You can watch the recording here For information about our future events and thought leadership, we encourage that you visit us regularly at www.seftonfross.com or  click to…

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SEFTON FROSS WEBINAR – Continental Energy Shifts: Building resilience through collaboration, combinations, and consolidation.

Sefton Fross webinar

Sefton Fross, one of Nigeria’s leading full-service law firms, has announced its webinar series designed to discuss the vulnerabilities and emerging opportunities for businesses in the Nigerian economy in the challenging economic climate that has trailed the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the National Bureau of Statistics, Nigeria’s economy contracted by more than 6 percent in the second quarter of the year. This reflected the impact of lower oil prices…

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The new Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) 2020 enhances the ease of doing business in Nigeria

Sefton Froos New CAMA 2020

On the 7th of August 2020, President Muhammadu Buhari assented to the Companies and Allied Matters Bill (now Act) 2020 which was recently passed by the National Assembly. The New CAMA repeals the Companies and Allied Matters Act, Cap C20, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004. This is a welcome innovation to the Nigerian corporate business world as it results in an overall increase in the ease of…

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Sefton Fross advises on Nova Merchant Bank Ltd’s N50B Bond Issuance Programme and N10B Series 1 12% Fixed Rate Subordinated Unsecured Bonds

Sefton Fross advices Nova Merchant Bank

Sefton Fross has advised as Solicitor to the Trustees of the Nova Merchant Bank Limited N50,000,000,000 (Fifty Billion Naira) Bond Issuance Programme and issuance of the N10,000,000,000 (Ten Billion Naira) Series 1 12% Fixed Rate Subordinated Unsecured Bonds due 2027. Nova Merchant Bank Limited is a licensed, investment grade rated merchant bank in Nigeria, which offers a portfolio of products and services across corporate and investment banking, securities trading,…

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Sefton Fross advises on the Guinness Nigeria Plc’s N10,000,000,000 (Ten Billion Naira) Commercial Paper Programme

Sefton Fross a top law firm in Lagos advices Guinness Nigeria

Sefton Fross has advised on the Guinness Nigeria Plc’s N10,000,000,000 (Ten Billion Naira) Commercial Paper programme establishment and its 180-day N2,500,000,000 (Two Billion, Five Hundred Million Naira) Series 1 issuance with an effective yield of 6% and 270-day N2,500,000,000 (Two Billion, Five Hundred Million Naira) Series 2 issuance with an effective yield of 6.5%. Guinness Nigeria, a member of the Diageo group is a leading alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage…

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Sefton Fross has advised the Debt Management Office on the N150,000,000,000 Sukuk III Issuance.

Sefton Fross a top nigerian law firm advises DMO

Sefton Fross has advised on the N150, 000,000,000.00 (One hundred and fifty Billion Naira) Series III Sukuk issuance by the Debt Management Office (DMO) of the Federal Government of Nigeria. The issuance of the third Sovereign Sukuk, which followed the debut issuance of N100 billion in September 2017 and a second issuance of another N100 billion in December 2018, came as a result of demand from a wide range…

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Our Managing Partner Olayemi Anyanechi was a panelist at the IBA Power Law Committee webinar

Sefton Fross Olayemi Anyanechi IBA

Our Managing Partner and Regional Representative, Africa of the IBA Power Law Committee, Olayemi Anyanechi was a speaker at the recently concluded IBA Webinar presented by the IBA Power Law Committee of the Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law Section (SEERIL). The Webinar which held on 12 June 2020 was focused on “THE EFFECTS OF THE PANDEMIC ON RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS”. Other prominent speakers and members of the…

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Sefton Fross advises on African Business Magazines Deal of the Month.

Sefton Fross - SunFunder makes first investment in Nigeria with Daystar Power

Sefton Fross advised on Sunfunder’s financing of Daystar Power, a deal which has been featured as the Deal of the Month in African Business Magazine’s June Edition. Sunfunder Inc., an international impact finance fund providing debt capital to solar enterprises in emerging markets, provided a US$4million facility to Daystar Power, a commercial and industrial (C&I) solar developer, in what was Sunfunder’s first deal in Nigeria The financing will be…

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Our Managing Partner – Olayemi Anyanechi contributes to BusinessDay Newspapers Vol.2

Sefto Fross contributes to BusinessDay Newspaper

In continuation of ​the series on A-Z of Corporate Reorganisation in Nigeria in Business Day newspaper, our Managing Partner, Olayemi Anyanechi ​drills deeper on other types of restructuring. This Volume will discuss other types of corporate re-organisation, with the aim of giving readers options in structuring transactions, for optimal results. The choice of a structure will ultimately be guided by costs and time efficiency, quantum of the distributable reserves, tax…

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Sefton Fross advises on the Dangote Cement Plc’s Bond N100,000,000,000 Bond issuance.

Sefton Fross adisies Dangote Cement

Sefton Fross has advised on the Dangote Cement Plc’s N100,000,000,000 (One Hundred Billion Naira), Series 1 12.50% Fixed Rate Senior Unsecured Bonds due April 2025, under its N300,000,000,000 (Three Hundred Billion) Bond Issuance Programme.  Dangote Cement Plc, a member of the Dangote Group, is the largest cement manufacturer in Sub-Saharan Africa with operations in 10 African countries. The Transaction, which is the Company’s debut bond issuance was 1.5 times…

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Sefton Fross will assist up to 20 qualifying Eligible Borrowers access CBN’s N50 Billion Targeted Credit Facility Pro bono.

Sefton Fross Covid-19 CSR

The corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic has had far-reaching effects on the global economy ranging from the plummet in the global crude oil prices, imbalance in the stock and financial market across the globe, extensive ban on movements, bans on gatherings, international travel restrictions across the world which without doubt have had adverse and detrimental impact on business activities, livelihood of households. In a bid to cushion these effects, the…

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Our Managing Partner – Olayemi Anyanechi contributes to BusinessDay Newspapers

Sefto Fross contributes to BusinessDay Newspaper

Our Managing partner – Olayemi Anyanechi shared her thoughts on business combinations in Nigeria through a feature on BusinessDay Newspapers. The article is intended to give the layman (and woman) a broad overview of Nigerian merger control in an easily digestible format. Hopefully, as economies rally, opportunities will arise to grow and strengthen businesses. Read article here  

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Sefton Fross contributes to the Encyclopaedia of Upstream Oil and Gas

Sefton Fross contributes to Chambers and Partners

We are pleased to introduce to you the 2nd Edition of ‘The Encyclopaedia of Upstream Oil and Gas’, published by Globe Law and Business Ltd. The Encyclopaedia of Upstream Oil and Gas is an excellent new addition to the bookshelf of any lawyer, academic, or, indeed, anyone involved or interested in the oil and gas industry. Our Managing Partner Olayemi Anyanechi co-authored the ‘Farm-out Agreements’ and ‘Public Procurement in…

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Our Managing Partner – Olayemi Anyanechi at the NLNG International Women’s Day celebration 2020

Sefton Fross at NLNG IWD 2020

As part of the events lined up to celebrate the International Women’s Day, the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Limited hosted various events to celebrate the day in line with the theme of the year “#EachforEqual”. Our Managing Partner Olayemi Anyanechi was the guest speaker and one of the panelists at the NLNG International Women’s Day celebration today. Also at the event were Engr. Mrs. Olu Maduka, Ekeinde Ohiwerei Gbenga…

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Sefton Fross contributes to the Chambers Global Practice Guide, 2019 Banking and Finance Second Edition

Sefton Fross conttibutes to Chambers and Partners Global Practice Guide

We at Sefton Fross are proud to be one of the contributors (writing as the authority on Nigerian Banking & Finance law and practice) to the Chambers’ Global Practice Guide, 2019 Banking and Finance Second Edition. Ranked lawyers and law firms in various jurisdictions across the world, to mention a few- Nigeria, UK, US, China, France, Australia, India, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Egypt, Senegal, and Uganda contributed to the theme…

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SEFTON FROSS has advised Conex Oil and Gas Holdings on its acquisition of Total Sierra Leone and Total Liberia.

Sefton Fross advices Conex Group

SEFTON FROSS has advised Conex Group, investing through Conex Oil and Gas Holdings Limited, on its acquisition of Total Sierra Leone and Total Liberia from French petroleum giant, Total.   The acquisition will position Conex Group to become a market leader in the importation and marketing of petroleum products, and according to the CEO, Mr Cherif Abdallah, “will create jobs and promote development in the areas into which we…

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