About Us

The firm was established as a comprehensive law office, manned by highly qualified Partners with extensive experience in corporate law practice, civil litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution processes; in particular arbitrations; to provide high quality professional services in all facets of legal practice.

 

Though a budding firm of reputable, seasoned, spirited, ambitious and dedicated legal practitioners, with several cumulative years of legal practice experience behind them, the firm is poised to carve a niche for itself as a very competent, professional, efficient but highly discreet legal and professional services provider.

 

Our clientele so far cuts across various sectors of Nigerian socio-economic and political aspects. It is feasible for us to play a critical and influential role in these sectors, because of our integrity and goodwill acquired over the few years of existence.

The firm is able to offer the best of services in litigation; and in general legal matters. The chambers also maintains on its roll, a crop of specialized and highly motivated para-legals, as well as experts on part time/consultancy basis to meet the increasing complex demands of clients.

 
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Management


The firm is managed by a team of Partners, who are all seasoned legal practitioners. The Principal Partner and Head of Chambers is Nsikak Udoh Esq, The other Partners of the firm are Patrick Asuquo Esqand Augustine Udoh Esq whose respective biodata are available on demand. The firm as has a total of six associates who are all groomed for various challenges in the various departments of the firm, spanning across its Abuja and Uyo Offices

The Chambers is structured into Departments, to with:

 

(i)       PUBLIC LAW AND PRACTICE
This department is responsible for matters relating to Constitutional Law, Legislative and Administrative Law, Human Rights Enforcement and Pro-bono briefs.

 

(ii)      COMMERCIAL LAW AND PRACTICE
           This department handles Property Law, Company Law, Maritime and Admiralty matters, Arbitration, Economic Crimes Matters, Banking and International Trade Laws, Debt Recovery and other Corporate briefs. The department also handles matters of general practice and litigation.

 

(iii)     CONSULTANCY AND COMPANY SECRETARIAL
           Handling incorporation of Companies and allied matters, Legal Documentation and Perfection, specific Consultancy Services, Corporate Representation and Secretarial Services.

Practice Areas

CORPORATE LAW PRACTICE

          Extensive experience in foreign loan syndication for Nigerian projects. Advising on application of various Exchange Control and Investment Regulations to importation of capital and investments. Compliance procedures and procedures for procuring necessary approvals for Importation/Expatriation of foreign capital, investments and dividends.

      COMPANY LAW PRACTICE

  • Preparing the constituting documentation and advising on approved schemes under Nigerian Law-Tax implications.
  • Pre and Post Incorporation compliance. Advising on joint venture issues. Preparing documentation for employee’s stock ownership.
  • Employment Law
  • Buy-outs, Take-Overs and Divestitures.
  • Company Arrangements/Amalgamation. Advising and representing clients on matters relating to Company re-organizations. Mergers and Acquisitions.

-    Company Secretary to several companies.

 

CONSULTING

  • Akawa Ibom State Bureau of Public Enterprises
  • Guaranty Trust Bank PLC
  • Access Bank PLC
  • Abuja Electricity Distribution Company
  • Solicitors to the Royalty Transport Services Limited
  • Solicitors to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation
  • Solicitors to Sigma Vaughn Pensions Nigeria Limited
  • Axios Foundation Nigeria
  • Solicitors/Consultants to Micro-Lion International Limited
  • Solicitors/Consultants to Units Environmental Sciences.
  • Solicitors/Consultants to Citec International Estates Limited
  • Solicitors to Amacox Industries Nigeria Limited.

 

GENERAL PRACTICE

          Garland Chambers has been involved in extensive debt recovery based litigation at all levels including civil and criminal appeals .For routine legal services in the nature of opinions, preparation of contracts, leases, making recoveries, liaising

 

Firm Profile
Garland Chambers(Legal Practitioners & Arbitrators)

 

with governmental authorities and Parastatals, procuring licenses and approvals and resolving complex transaction problems arising out of commercial activities generally. Estate acquisitions. Real Property matters. Company Incorporation, Expatriate Quota applications, Export regulations. Copyright and Intellectual Property matters.
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