Practice Areas

Insolvency & Tax Practice

Our Tax Insolvency and Tax practice team specialize in Advisory, Winding up procedures and Recoveries. Below are some of the services we have offered to our clients;

  • Representation of an estate developer in an insolvency matter in which the client’s interest was affected
  • Recoveries on behalf of the Nigerian Agricultural Cooperative and Rural Development Bank
  • Recoveries on behalf of Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria
  • Recoveries on behalf of Sterling Bank Plc.

Family and Health Law

Due to the sensitive issues involved in this aspect of law, we have a team that offers advisory services to suit the needs of our clients in respect of family and Health Law. Our team drafts and reviews agreements such as Artificial Reproductive Technology Agreements, Traditional Surrogacy Agreements, etc. We also represent the interest of our clients in divorce and child custody matters.

Infrasructure & Electricity

We specialise in Electricity, Infrastructure and Public Private Partnerships. We have drafted and reviewed various Concession and Public Private Partnership Agreements and have also offered advisory services in respect of these transactions. Below are some of the transactions we have handled for our clients;

  • Legal Advisory and review of agreements for the Lagos Regional Bypass Road Concession;
  • Legal advisory and production of contract documents for the proposed Ikoyi Multistory Car Park, to be constructed under the Public Private Partnership arrangement, between a local investor and the Lagos State Government.
  • Legal Advisory and drafting of contract documents for the proposed Ikeja Airport Multistory Car Park, to be constructed under a Public Private Partnership arrangement, between a local investor and the Lagos State Government.
  • Drafting and review of the building, operation and transfer agreement for the Domestic Terminal of the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos.
  • Negotiation of service level agreement for the domestic terminal of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport.

Representation of Scot James Limited in negotiation and conclusion of Purchase and Technical Support Agreement for the installation of alternative Energy Power Station for PrimeWaterView Estates.

Conflict Resolution

DF Legal has a formidable conflict resolution team which is headed by one of our Partners, Abiola Ogundare. The conflict resolution team has handled various kinds of cases ranging from commercial litigation, employment and labour law, family law, etc. We pride ourselves in amicable resolution of disputes, hence our experience in alternative dispute resolution such as arbitration, mediation and conciliation.

Intellectual Property

We specialise in registration of Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights, we also offer advisory services to our clients in relation of franchise transactions. Our team represented Suncity Nigeria Limited in a negotiation with Ster-Kinekor in South Africa for franchising of the Ster-Kinekor Brand in Nigeria and management of proposed Suncity Mall Cinema and also registered Patent for the 50G Yam Pounder in Nigeria.

Real Estate

Our team specialises in drafting of title documents, Regulatory Constitutions for multi-dwelling units and advisory services on mortgages and real estate financing. Below are some of the services we have offered to our clients;

  • Legal documentation for all houses and land including structuring of rules and covenants for Northern Foreshore Estate, Bourdillon Court Estate, Friends Colony Estate, Milverton Court Estate, Egerton Place Estate, Cordogan Estate, Safe Court Estate etc.
  • On-going legal support and advisory services for the management of our clients’ estates.
  • Structuring of mortgage arrangements and Rent-to-Own documents for Safe Court Estate and Safe Trust Mortgage Bank Customers.
  • Registration of land titles for subscribers of estates developed by our clients.


Legal Training

Our Legal Training Arm, the Rhetor Place focuses on training of public and private sector legal practitioners, judicial officers, law enforcement officers and paralegal, on legal writing, advocacy, case-analysis, emerging trends in legal practice, and economic issues.

Oil & Gas

Our Team has a vast knowledge of oil and gas law. We offer advisory services, review, manage and generate contracts for our clients in the oil and gas industry.