Best in Corporate Governance - Nigeria & Best in Dispute Resolution – Nigeria
Streamsowers & Köhn
SSK is a full-service commercial law firm with a strong background in Energy, Project Finance, Corporate Law and Dispute Resolution operating with highly-experienced practitioners headed by specialists who pride themselves on professionalism, efficiency and innovation. The firm serves multinationals and conglomerates, local and international companies, private and public sector organisations in respect of projects and investments in Nigeria.
Our work has historically centred on energy & natural resources but we do not narrow our attentions in the M&A field to any particular sector or area of expertise. Because we put our client’s interests in the foreground at all times, any challenges we experience are never out of the ordinary. However, we have been involved in M & A transactions where we have had to advise against our client’s instincts in view of the requirements for the transaction, causing a little friction. We recognise that to exceed expectation, it is sometimes necessary to put the work ahead of the client, who will eventually appreciate the professionalism.
To ensure the success of any deal, companies need to build a team that works well together, utilise a hands-on approach to deal structuring and problem-solving and set up a system that is responsive to changing circumstances. We maintain close contact with the client and liaise appropriately with people and entities on the other side of the deal. The result is that all parties are working for a collective outcome rather than for individual gains.
Our clients’ needs form the cornerstone of our practice. This means that we are keen to discover all their preferences and to exceed their expectations on every instruction.
We ensure that we stay informed by drawing on our relationships across with businesses in the public and private sector and leveraging on our extensive communications with government personnel in the course of our practice to ensure that we are always in the know. Information begets expertise and our expertise means that we are often called upon to work on complex deals which require our nuanced approach to practice.
Working in an emerging economy like Nigeria’s where business is flourishing means that there is a growing requirement for transactional support services and lawyers are in demand. Nevertheless, the novelty of some transaction models in these parts means that adaptability and innovation are key factors which must be brought to bear to help our clients achieve our goals.
We invest a surfeit of time and resources in the work we do and spare no effort to ensure that our clients’ best interests are satisfied. Further, we harp on our innovation in service delivery, striving to adapt to changing circumstances without compromising on our values. To be rewarded for this approach bodes well for the practice of law in Nigeria and we hope to inspire the next generation of lawyers to do the same.
Company: Streamsowers & Köhn
Address: 16D Akin Olugbade Street,
Telephone: 234 1 2712276, 271