Legal Services


Legal Support to Third Sector Institutions We provide Legal services to International organisations, NGOs, Research establishments and Associations interested in opening/running offices in Nigeria or who seek information on Nigeria’s Legal framework in various diverse subjects. Most of the partners in T and M have acquired considerable experiences in third sector institution’s operations. Its network of virtual partners and consultants also provides a veritable human resources and expertise in wide range of issues concerning third sector institutions.

Corporate and Commercial Practice We have extensive expertise in commercial and corporate law. We provide a wide range of services to the business and financial sectors. We handle formation of companies, establishment of branches (including liaison and representative offices), establishment of legal departments for companies, negotiations and drafting of shareholders’ agreement, share asset acquisitions and disposals. We also provide legal assistance in respect of company restructuring, establishment of various types of business and joint venture, merger and other forms of commercial collaboration. We act as company secretaries, commercial litigation and other form of dispute resolution.

Legal Advice We provide advice to international businesses wishing to establish in Nigeria. We also provide legal advice to Nigerian companies wishing to go international or enter into partnership with international businesses. In particular we provide legal advice on doing business in Europe using our network of affiliates offices and international consultants.

Litigation One core area of focus in our litigation work is on strategic impact litigation or public interest litigation. Guided by the conviction that the law is an instrument of social change, we are committed in addressing social ills and protection of individual/ collective rights through public interest litigation. In effectively prosecuting this, we rely and draw from our vast network of consultants, advisers and affiliate institutions. We have considerable expertise in engaging regional and sub regional courts (ECOWAS Court of Justice and African Commission on Human and People’s Rights etc). Thoughts and Mace is a firm with special bias for Human rights cases and public interest cases. T and M also provides first class litigation services to Clients involved in all significant fields of law. We have experience in negotiations, alternative dispute resolution and other conflict resolution mechanisms.