STARK LEGAL is a 21st century fully serviced commercial law firm in Nigeria that has consistently provided legal support to local and international corporate bodies, government agencies, non-government organizations and individuals. Over the years, like the mustard seed, we have grown in leaps and bounds and stayed a step ahead of our contemporaries by constantly challenging ourselves to bring new and original ways of thinking to the most complex challenges our clients face.Forward thinking and commercial in our approach, with significant ‘home-grown’ problem solving experience, we are regarded as the firm of choice for complex and big-ticket transactions and this is attested to by our track record of high value mandates. Our clients choose us because they know we understand the market, their goals and objectives, and offer them the experience, innovation, technical expertise, clarity of advice and full commitment to get their deals done efficiently and most effectively.


Financial Services

Investment and Securities

Our investment and Securities Team is a hands-on team of business and legal advisors with a focus on strategy, creativity and results. Our lawyers are known for their flexibility in structuring deals of all sizes, and their professionalism when working with clients’ teams, other advisors, regulators and Competitors alike. Our lawyers are passionate about their work, whether serving corporate or entrepreneurial clients, and are equally acquainted with public and private, debt and equity transactions.

Our Investment and Securities Team handles initial and secondary public offerings, private placements, rights offerings, derivative and structured financings, takeovers, mutual funds, and specialized tax-efficient instruments. We also represent registrants in application and compliance matters and act for market participants in disciplinary and other regulatory proceedings. Clients include issuers, investment dealers, merchant and commercial banks, investors and regulators.

Our Firm’s advantage lies in its ability to create elegant financing structures with regulatory confidence. Our lawyers pride themselves in their exceptional ability to communicate – with team members; with other practice groups; with clients and their stakeholders; and with other advisors. It is one of the reasons we develop such strong and longstanding with our clients.

Banking and Finance

We provide legal support and services to a number of leading banking and financial institutions. The Firm has vast experience acting for clients in transaction and disputes relating to Banking and Finance Law and practices as well banking regulatory matters extended to Nigerian and multinational companies. The structured Trade Transactions, and Off-Balance Sheet.

Our areas of focus include: “acquisition financing; forward sale, swap and other derivatives transactions, Registration and Licensing; Loan Documentation/Syndication; Bank Security; Debt Recovery/Factoring; Receivership/Insolvency/Bankruptcy Practice; Banker/Customer Relationship; Legal Advice/Opinion; Assets Securitization and Project Financing.