BLOOMFIELD LAW PRACTICE ADVISES PURPLE CAPITAL PARTNERS LIMITED ON US$12.5 MILLION FUNDING RECEIVED FROM VANTAGE CAPITAL

    Bloomfield Law Practice (“Bloomfield”) recently advised Purple Capital Partners Limited (“Purple”), a topmost real estate company in Nigeria and the promoters of the Maryland Mall, Ikeja, in connection with a US$12.5 million funding advanced to Purple by Vantage Capital (“Vantage”), one of Africa’s major mezzanine fund managers (the “Transaction”). The Transaction is a product of Vantage’s Fund III (a US$280 million fund), and further underscores Vantage’s core objective of fostering diversification into Sub-Saharan and Western African economies. Bloomfield’s team on ...
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    THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT CONSIDERS RECIPROCITY IN TIMELINE FOR ISSUANCE OF VISAS TO FOREIGN NATIONALS.

    On Monday, October 16, 2017 The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama in a meeting with the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, and the Comptroller-General of Immigration, Mohammed Babandede issued a warning that Nigeria would no longer tolerate delay in issuance of visas to its nationals from any country. HIGHLIGHTS The Federal Government is taking steps to ensure that reciprocity will apply going forward in terms of timeline ...
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    NIS: NATIONAL IDENTITY MANAGEMENT COMMISSION IDENTIFICATION NUMBER REQUIREMENT

     INTRODUCTION On Tuesday, August 1, 2017, the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (“NIS”), Mohammed Babandede, disclosed to State House correspondents after a meeting of the database harmonization committee that as from January 1, 2018, no international passport would be issued by the Nigeria Immigration Service without the applicant providing National Identification Number (“NIMC NUMBER”) issued by the National Identity Management Commission (“NIMC”). The country is working with the World Bank and the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation ...
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    A REVIEW OF THE NIGERIA IMMIGRATION REGULATION 2017 – CORPORATE IMMIGRATION LANDMINES

    Introduction On March 20, 2017, the Honourable Minister of Interior (the “Minister”) Lt. Gen Abdulrahman Dambazau (retired), issued the Immigration Regulations 2017 (the “Regulations”). The key objective for issuing the Regulations is to create a legal framework for the implementation of the Immigration Act 2015 (“Act”)1 (Please refer to our article on the review of the Act) and a repeal of the Immigration Regulations 1963. The Regulations which have come into effect raise a myriad of compliance issues, which corporate ...
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    NEW IMMIGRATION REGULATION 2017

    Further to the enactment of the Nigerian Immigration Act 2015 (“Immigration Act”), the Honourable Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen Abdulrahman Dambazau (retired), launched the new Immigration Regulations 2017 (the “Regulation”) today, March 20, 2017. The Regulation will assist in the implementation of the Immigration Act as well as strengthen the capacity of the Nigeria Immigration Service to tackle migration related problems and ensure strict compliance with extant provisions of the law with particular focus on checking human trafficking, border security ...
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    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