Marginal Oil fields

Marginal Fields: What happens to the operator when an OML is revoked?

Word is out that the Federal Government of Nigeria is set to commence a new bid round for the allocation of marginal fields. Thinking about marginal fields, essentially a small area of a wider...
Lekki Ikoyi Bridge

Lagos State Public Private Partnership

Introduction On 24 June 2011, the Lagos State Government passed into law the Public Private Partnership Law 2011 (PPP Law). The PPP Law which is the State Government’s latest attempt to further refine the legal...
Cybersquatting

Cybersquatting Under the Nigerian Law

Introduction As aptly noted by W. Cornish & D. Llewellyn, in their book, Intellectual Property: Patents, Copyright, Trademarks and Allied Rights, Sixth Edition, Sweet & Maxwell, London, p.862: “As E-commerce has grown, the internet has become...
Business in Nigeria

Business in Nigeria – current state of play

Nigeria has been ranked the nineteenth most attractive economy for investments flowing into the African continent. In 2015, it was estimated that Nigeria attracted a net foreign direct investment of US$3.1 billion. Although the Nigerian...
Oil and Gas

National Gas Policy – Series I(Governance and Industry Structure)

Background The first half of 2017 ended on a positive note with the approval by the Federal government of Nigeria (FGN), of the National Gas Policy (the Policy) which articulates Government’s medium to long-term targets...
CBN

CBN Guidelines on Importation

In an effort to ensure the stability of Nigeria’s foreign exchange market, the Central Bank of Nigeria ( CBN ), has issued a series of circulars excluding certain goods and services from the list...

Tax disputes in the Oil & Gas Sector – Are they subject to arbitration?

The relevance of arbitration in an increasingly globalized economic structure cannot be overemphasized. However, the question of arbitrability of tax disputes has long been the subject of sustained debates in legal circles. In particular,...

Restricting the Use of Your Software

Part B Software developers, like other creators, ideally, should be able to; exercise full ownership/legal rights over the software they have created, restrict the use of such...
Health Insurance Banner

COVID-19: Health Insurance and Life Cover for Frontline Health Workers

As the COVID-19 pandemic ravages the world, governments, healthcare institutions, private companies and individuals globally are responding with all available resources. We have seen significant sums of money and relief materials donated...

DRP Quarterly Newsletter Q2 2021

Welcome to the 2nd Quarter of the Dispute Resolution Practice Quarterly Newsletter 2021 by Olaniwun Ajayi LP. The 2nd quarter of the year 2021 in Nigeria’s dispute resolution...