Overview

    Bloomfield provides comprehensive advisory and transactional services to companies, not-for-profit organisations, financial/lending institutions, commercial and merchant banks, leasing companies, insurance companies, mortgage institutions, brokerage and investment companies, real estate companies and developers, insurance companies, insurance brokers and other entities/individuals on corporate and compliance matters.

    Our Corporate, Finance and Securities Practice Group covers cross-border and domestic transactions, including the asset finance, capital markets, commercial, corporate finance,  financial advisory and structuring, insurance, insolvency, mergers and acquisition, project finance & infrastructure, trade finance.

    Transaction Tracks

    Commercial

     

    Advising Bukkha Hospitality Limited, trading as Bukka Hut – an indigenous fast food restaurant, with its branch expansion programme.

     

    Currently advising the promoters of a South East Asian themed restaurant on the incorporation of the special purpose vehicle, regulatory framework and procurement of the requisite permit and approvals for the operation of the restaurant.

     

    Acted for Alternative Capital Partners Limited (ACAP) in relation to the setup of the ACAP Canary Growth Fund for the acquisition of the management interest and transfer of fund management role in Oceanic Vintage Fund and Intercontinental Integrity Fund. This transaction was the first ever acquisition of a mutual fund followed by the first ever integration of two (2) mutual funds in Nigeria.

     

    Advised Alternative Capital Partners Limited (ACAP) (in conjunction with Swede Control Intertek) on the set up of the ACAP iClass LLP. We also advised ACAP iClass LLP on its acquisition of Skye Bank PLC’s 51.95% shareholding in Law Union and Rock Insurance PLC.

     

    Financing.

     

    Advised Maryland Mall Limited in relation to a N800 million (debt and convertible debt) facility advanced by AXA Mansard InvestmentsLimited and AXA Mansard Insurance PLC.

     

    Advised an international Bond Trustee and its Bond Holders on the restructuring of the US$571 million bond issued by an international group of companies offering offshore installation, accommodation and support services to the Oil & Gas industry worldwide (“Bond Issuer”). The restructuring was to enable the Bond Issuer take advantage of the benefits of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development Act, 2010 and the Coastal and Inland Shipping (Cabotage) Act 2003.

     

    Advised Guaranty Trust Bank Plc on a cross border aircraft financing (involving Nigeria, UAE, Guernsey and Malta) for the acquisition of an Embraer Legacy 600 aircraft and in conjunction with Guernsey appointed counsel registered the first charge on the Channel Islands Aircraft Registry (Guernsey). The aircraft and the Bank’s charge were subsequently registered on the Malta Aircraft Register.

     

    Advised a foreign domiciled bank on the provision of private banking services to citizens of its country of incorporation currently residing in Nigeria.

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    Key Practice Contacts

    We are delighted to announce the tenth-year anniversary of Bloomfield Law Practice (“Bloomfield”). From our humble beginnings, Bloomfield continues to grow from strength to strength in Nigeria and the global market. We would like to thank God for the Grace that has seen Bloomfield through the many years; starting as a dream to serve, to its current state. We would also like to thank our clients who believed in our desire to serve and gave us the opportunity to be their trusted advisors.

    Further, I would like to thank my partners, Ayodele Oni and Adedoyin Afun who bought into the Bloomfield vision and have injected a fresh drive to build an institution that would outlive us.

    Additionally, I would like to thank both the past and current legal practitioners and administrative staff that have helped to build Bloomfield in one capacity or the other.

    As we celebrate this wonderful milestone, our desire to act as trusted advisors to our clients is further regenerated and our hope is to leave an indelible mark in the African market, wherein the name, Bloomfield, is synonymous with excellence in provision of legal services.
    Adekunle Obebe, Managing Partner