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Commercial and Business Crime

Commercial & Business Crime

At Ajumogobia & Okeke we have taken the initiative to properly deploy our expertise into situations that may be occasioned from the current business and regulatory climate. Our involvement as counsel in cross-border civil litigation involving fraud is a testament to our strength in this area of legal practice.

Also, working as a member of a consortium for one of the world's most reputable regulatory agencies, we have carried out investigations across various business sectors and local regulatory agencies, taking advantage of our strategic office locations across Nigeria.

Drawing on the firms considerable depth in litigation, this group has focused expertise in constructive trusts, tracing, restitution, fraud and recovery techniques. Some members of this group have high level public prosecution experience to draw on in deploying both defense and recovery strategies.

Recent global initiative against unlawful acquisition of wealth has brought about a renewed effort at preventing access to proceeds of unlawful activity and restitution. The competence of this group is derived from both contentious and non contentious practice areas relying heavily on existing corporate-financial litigation expertise, regulatory solicitors advisory and the recently acquired public law expertise. Members of this group have led drafting on Nigerian civil forfeiture legislation for proceeds of crime. Members of the practice group are members of International Association for Asset Recovery.

Areas

  • Recovery of assets

  • Asset recovery defense

  • Fraud & unjust enrichment actions

  • Security and securitization of assets

  • Local jurisdiction enforcement

  • Regulatory & compliance law, civil fraud and business crime

  • Civil recovery of proceeds of crime