With the recent trend of globalisation, and the expansion of business frontiers, commercial disputes (indigenous and international) now require the application of more complex, innovative and commercial solutions. Resolving our clients’ disputes, without going to court or using any other traditional means of dispute resolution is vital to our practice. In event, litigation, arbitration or other alternative dispute resolution mechanisms cannot be avoided, we possess the requisite expertise to protect and/or achieve the clients’ interest.
In tandem with our integrated practice approach, Bloomfield continually handles, in conjunction with members of the relevant practice group, commercial disputes emanating from the industries that we are dedicated to. Our clients therefore enjoy the benefit of lawyers that understand their commercial needs as well as the industry in which they operate. Bloomfield has also handles a wide range of civil disputes.
Representing the owners of a Nigerian stockbroking firm in a suit brought by the previous owners of the stockbroking firm at the Federal High Court of Nigeria. The suit deals with the transfer/sale of a Dealing Membership Licence issued by the Nigerian Stock Exchange.
Currently representing an employee of a helicopter operator, servicing the Nigerian oil and gas industry, at the National Industrial Court of Nigeria. The fact of the case bothers on the unlawful termination of employment – the case is novel as we seek to expand the jurisprudence of restrictive covenants in Nigeria.
Represented Macmahon Contractors Nigeria Limited (a subsidiary of Macmahon Holdings – one of Australasia’s leading construction and mining companies) in employment disputes at the National Industrial Court of Nigeria. The matter centered on the grounds for summary dismissal of employees for gross misconduct.
Acted for a Nigerian company in the recognition and enforcement of a London arbitral award (made pursuant to the terms of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association) against a Nigerian oil services company at the Federal High Court of Nigeria.