We have advised leading shipping, aviation, land transport and logistics actors, including manufacturers and distributors of motor vehicles and operators of warehouses and trucks. We have also done significant pioneering work on financing of transport sector infrastructure including roads, airport, rail and port projects. We have also advised on the project and bond financings of ports destination inspection equipment, on the financing and construction of airport facilities, roads, flyovers and bridges, and the provision of working capital for distributors of motor vehicles.
Some of our key transactional experiences are as follows:
- Advised the lenders team led by Africa Export Import Bank on their financing of the Calabar Tinapa Monorail (Nigeria’s first monorail project).
- Advised Primero Transport Services Limited on obtaining a franchise from Lagos State’s transport authority, Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority, for the acquisition and deployment of 434 Chinese air-conditioned 60-passenger buses on Lagos.
- Advised the syndicated lenders team led by Zenith Capital Plc on their financing of the construction and operation of the Muritala Mohammed Airport 2 terminal.
- Advised the syndicated lenders team led by First Bank of Nigeria Ltd on their financing and refinancing of the Lekki-Epe toll road (Nigeria’s first toll road) (US$430 million.
- Advised the Ogun State on the development of the Sango/Ijoko/Agbado/Oke-Aro/Akute/Ojodu-Abiodun 4 lanes express way (32km).
- Advised Multipro Nigeria (one of the largest FMCG distributor chains in Nigeria) on sundry logistics and distribution contracts.
- Advised Dana Group and Nagode Groups on sundry acquisitions of warehouses in different locations in Nigeria.
- Advised on several public sector law reform positions including (a) acting as Chairman on the Ministry of Transport committees on establishing a commercial regulator for the Nigerian ports and (b) acting as the Chairman of the Lagos State Law Reform Commission.
For more information on G. Elias’ transport and logistics, please contact Gbolahan Elias and Fred Onuobia.