Bloomfield is the foremost immigration solutions provider and employment firm in Nigeria. We provide specialized immigration support services to both indigenous and multinational companies in Nigeria. Members of the Group have several years’ experience in dealing with immigration, and employee related issues; and they have represented several high net-worth individuals and multinational companies of repute in Nigeria.
The Chair of our Immigration, Employment & Labour Practice Group is a certified Global Mobility Specialist and the author of “Corporate Immigration Manual – Nigeria” and the “Expatriate Employee Handbook – Nigeria”.
Our Immigration practice is able to provide assistance in obtaining work permits, subject to regulation visas, entry clearance visas, combined expatriate quota approvals and business permits, as well as processing applications for Nigerian citizenship and naturalisation. We also provide document procurement services, which includes, but are not limited to document notarization, translation, authentication, and legalizations, as may be required by assignees. The team also offers consular advice and assistance with obtaining out-bound business and work visas for other Africa countries with local embassies in Nigeria.
Bloomfield’s Employment practice provides a full range of advice to employers in dealing with employee related issues. We advise multinational and indigenous companies on the legal implications of local employment, local content, benefits, human resources (“HR”) initiatives and provide workable solutions that clients need to implement regional HR initiatives and compliance. We are devoted to proactive counselling on employment and labour law matters, discipline and discharge, HR policies and practices, wage and hour audits, and workplace safety. We also have vast experience in preparation and review of employment contracts, employee handbooks, employer policies and procedure.
Acting as immigration service provider to Fluor – a Fortune 500 company that delivers engineering, procurement, construction, maintenance (EPCM), and project management to governments and clients in diverse industries around the world. We also assist in tracking and maintenance of Fluor’s immigration matters in Nigeria.
Acting as Nigerian counsel to Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP (Fragomen Global), Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP andPro-Link GLOBAL Group – three of the largest immigration service providers in the world.
Recently advised Intel Nigeria Limited, a subsidiary of Intel Corporation, with respect to business visa procurement for their Nigerian employees that required constant travel out of Nigeria. The engagement required liaison with 5 foreign embassies in Nigeria thus creating a cordial relationship for future visa application processes.
The firm continues to assist the following global companies with their employee immigration needs: Procter & Gamble, Nigeria, ENI, Cisco Systems (Nigeria) Limited, a subsidiary of Cisco Systems International, Chevron, SAP, IBM, Cameron Offshore, Baker Hughes, Bloomberg Nigeria, Qualcomm, MasterCard, Microsoft, Genpact, Technip, Cummins UK and Thomson Reuters.
Employment & Labour
Advising Macmahon Contractors Nigeria Limited (a subsidiary of Macmahon Holdings – one of Australasia’s leading construction and mining companies) on labour and employment regulatory compliance. Our scope of work includes the review of the employee handbook, work policies and employment letters.
Currently representing a multinational company in negotiations with its trade union over a trade dispute. We are also negotiating a Collective Bargaining Agreement with the trade union.
Advised Van Velden Pike Inc, a leading law firm with presence across Africa, on issues surrounding termination of employment of directors and employees on managerial level with regards to misconduct and poor performance in Nigeria.
Advised Bowman Gillifan, a South African law firm, on specific employment related queries of Old Mutual Insurance, one of Africa’s largest insurance companies.