Brooks and Knights Legal Consultants https://brooksandknights.com Legal Advisory & Policy Consulting Fri, 13 Nov 2020 07:17:28 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.3 https://i1.wp.com/brooksandknights.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/cropped-BK-Logo.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Brooks and Knights Legal Consultants https://brooksandknights.com 32 32 180062674 Nigeria ratifies the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA) https://brooksandknights.com/2020/11/13/nigeria-ratifies-the-african-continental-free-trade-area-agreement-afcfta/ https://brooksandknights.com/2020/11/13/nigeria-ratifies-the-african-continental-free-trade-area-agreement-afcfta/#respond Fri, 13 Nov 2020 07:05:44 +0000 https://brooksandknights.com/?p=11807 Nigeria ratifies the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA) ON 12 November 2020, Nigeria ratified its membership of the African Continental Free Trade Area […]

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The CBN Framework for financing of National Mass Metering Programme (NMMP): An Opportunity for Local Meter Manufacturers in Nigeria https://brooksandknights.com/2020/11/04/the-cbn-framework-for-financing-of-national-mass-metering-programme-nmmp-an-opportunity-for-local-meter-manufacturers-in-nigeria/ https://brooksandknights.com/2020/11/04/the-cbn-framework-for-financing-of-national-mass-metering-programme-nmmp-an-opportunity-for-local-meter-manufacturers-in-nigeria/#respond Wed, 04 Nov 2020 09:01:52 +0000 https://brooksandknights.com/?p=11791 The CBN Framework for financing of National Mass Metering Programme (NMMP): An Opportunity for Local Meter Manufacturers in Nigeria Introduction In August 2020, President Muhammadu […]

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First Transfer Pricing Judgment in Nigeria – Prime Plastichem v. Federal Inland Revenue Service https://brooksandknights.com/2020/10/26/first-transfer-pricing-judgment-in-nigeria-prime-plastichem-vs-federal-inland-revenue-service/ https://brooksandknights.com/2020/10/26/first-transfer-pricing-judgment-in-nigeria-prime-plastichem-vs-federal-inland-revenue-service/#respond Mon, 26 Oct 2020 13:41:17 +0000 https://brooksandknights.com/?p=11783 First Transfer Pricing Judgment in Nigeria – Prime Plastichem v. Federal Inland Revenue Service This article was first published in Financial Regulation International Volume 23 […]

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CBN releases framework for financing of mass metering https://brooksandknights.com/2020/10/21/cbn-releases-framework-for-financing-of-mass-metering/ https://brooksandknights.com/2020/10/21/cbn-releases-framework-for-financing-of-mass-metering/#respond Wed, 21 Oct 2020 17:22:04 +0000 https://brooksandknights.com/?p=11778 The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Monday 19 October, 2020 released its framework for the National Mass Metering Programme (NMMP). The framework outlines the operational […]

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The Nigerian Derivatives Regulatory Framework and the Development of an efficient Derivatives Market in Nigeria https://brooksandknights.com/2020/10/14/the-nigerian-derivatives-regulatory-framework-and-the-development-of-an-efficient-derivatives-market-in-nigeria/ https://brooksandknights.com/2020/10/14/the-nigerian-derivatives-regulatory-framework-and-the-development-of-an-efficient-derivatives-market-in-nigeria/#respond Wed, 14 Oct 2020 15:56:01 +0000 https://brooksandknights.com/?p=11763 The Nigerian Derivatives Regulatory Framework and the Development of an efficient Derivatives Market in Nigeria Introduction Over the past decade, Nigeria has steadily developed its […]

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Understanding the Legal and Regulatory Considerations for mining Solid Minerals in Nigeria https://brooksandknights.com/2020/10/13/understanding-the-legal-and-regulatory-considerations-for-mining-solid-minerals-in-nigeria/ https://brooksandknights.com/2020/10/13/understanding-the-legal-and-regulatory-considerations-for-mining-solid-minerals-in-nigeria/#respond Tue, 13 Oct 2020 15:37:30 +0000 https://brooksandknights.com/?p=11757 Understanding the Legal and Regulatory Considerations for mining Solid Minerals in Nigeria Introduction Nigeria is regarded as a country endowed with abundant natural mineral resources […]

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BKLC Contributes Nigeria Chapter to the International Comparative Legal Guides – Mining Law 2021 https://brooksandknights.com/2020/09/14/brooks-and-knights-legal-consultants-contributes-to-international-comparative-legal-guides/ https://brooksandknights.com/2020/09/14/brooks-and-knights-legal-consultants-contributes-to-international-comparative-legal-guides/#respond Mon, 14 Sep 2020 17:08:11 +0000 https://brooksandknights.com/?p=11741 Brooks & Knights Legal Consultants Contribute Nigeria Chapter to the International Comparative Legal Guides – Mining Law 2021 Our Senior Consultants, Adetayo Adetuyi and Nnanke […]

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Power Infrastructure and Financial Inclusion – Tools for winning under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) https://brooksandknights.com/2020/07/21/power-infrastructure-and-financial-inclusion-tools-for-winning-under-the-african-continental-free-trade-area-afcfta/ Tue, 21 Jul 2020 15:14:27 +0000 https://brooksandknights.com/?p=11702 Power Infrastructure and Financial Inclusion – Tools for winning under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) 1. Overview The African Continental Free Trade Area […]

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Processing Personal Data in Relation to the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Quick Look Across the African Continent https://brooksandknights.com/2020/07/07/processing-personal-data-in-relation-to-the-covid-19-pandemic-a-quick-look-across-the-african-continent/ Tue, 07 Jul 2020 09:11:21 +0000 https://brooksandknights.com/?p=11691 Processing Personal Data in Relation to the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Quick Look Across the African Continent 1.                  Introduction The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has […]

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COVID 19 AND EMPLOYMENT MATTERS: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS https://brooksandknights.com/2020/06/26/covid-19-and-employment-matters-frequently-asked-questions/ Fri, 26 Jun 2020 15:42:12 +0000 https://brooksandknights.com/?p=11679 COVID 19 AND EMPLOYMENT MATTERS: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS The emergence of the coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic has affected lives, households and businesses all over the […]

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An Overview of Service Contracts in the Oil and Gas Industry https://brooksandknights.com/2020/06/24/an-overview-of-service-contracts-in-the-oil-and-gas-industry/ Wed, 24 Jun 2020 15:16:19 +0000 https://brooksandknights.com/?p=11670 An Overview of Service Contracts in the Oil and Gas Industry 1.  Introduction The exploration, production and development of oil and gas requires that certain […]

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Consumer Lending and Risk Diversification: The Potential Market for Credit Securitization and Credit Derivatives in Nigeria https://brooksandknights.com/2020/06/22/consumer-lending-and-risk-diversification-the-potential-market-for-credit-securitization-and-credit-derivatives-in-nigeria/ Mon, 22 Jun 2020 23:23:22 +0000 https://brooksandknights.com/?p=11663 This article was published in Financial Regulation International Volume 23 Issue 4, May 2020. © Informa UK Ltd. For more information visit www.financialregulationintl.com 1.      Introduction Nigeria […]

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Know Your Rights as an Electricity Customer in Nigeria https://brooksandknights.com/2020/06/16/know-your-rights-as-an-electricity-customer-in-nigeria/ Tue, 16 Jun 2020 09:41:39 +0000 https://brooksandknights.com/?p=11645 KNOW YOUR RIGHTS AS AN ELECTRICITY CUSTOMER IN NIGERIA Do you know your rights as an electricity customer in Nigeria? In this video, we have […]

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Understanding Your Rights as an Electricity Customer in Nigeria https://brooksandknights.com/2020/06/15/understanding-your-rights-as-an-electricity-customer-in-nigeria/ Mon, 15 Jun 2020 15:40:06 +0000 https://brooksandknights.com/?p=11638 UNDERSTANDING YOUR RIGHTS AS AN ELECTRICITY CUSTOMER IN NIGERIA 1.   Introduction The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), in February 2020, released an Order on the […]

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Revisiting the NERC Order on the Capping of Estimated Bills in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry https://brooksandknights.com/2020/06/11/revisiting-the-nerc-order-on-the-capping-of-estimated-bills-in-the-nigerian-electricity-supply-industry/ Thu, 11 Jun 2020 15:35:57 +0000 https://brooksandknights.com/?p=11570 Revisiting the NERC Order on the Capping of Estimated Bills in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry On 20 February 2020, the Nigerian Electricity Regulation Commission […]

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IMO Declares Shipping Activities Essential Services: An African Perspective https://brooksandknights.com/2020/05/28/imo-declares-shipping-activities-essential-services-an-african-perspective/ Thu, 28 May 2020 15:35:48 +0000 https://brooksandknights.com/?p=11547 IMO Declares Shipping Activities Essential Services: An African Perspective Introduction The world has experienced unprecedented disruptions to trade and businesses due to the COVID-19 pandemic […]

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Legal Issues Arising From The Requirement For CBN Approval for Termination Of Employment of Bank Employees https://brooksandknights.com/2020/05/27/legal-issues-arising-from-the-requirement-for-central-bank-of-nigerias-approval-of-termination-of-employment-contracts-by-banks/ Wed, 27 May 2020 16:00:33 +0000 https://brooksandknights.com/?p=11538 Legal Issues Arising From The Requirement For CBN Approval for Termination Of Employment of Bank Employees 1.  Introduction In the wake of the dreaded COVID-19 […]

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The Implications of the Postponement of the Implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement on Intra-African Trade https://brooksandknights.com/2020/05/20/the-implications-of-the-postponement-of-the-implementation-of-the-african-continental-free-trade-area-afcfta-on-intra-african-trade/ Wed, 20 May 2020 15:19:30 +0000 https://brooksandknights.com/?p=11528 The Implications of the Postponement of the Implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement on Intra-African Trade Overview As the COVID-19 pandemic […]

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The Legality of the SEC Proposed Rules on Crowdfunding in Nigeria https://brooksandknights.com/2020/05/18/the-legality-of-the-sec-proposed-rules-on-crowdfunding-in-nigeria/ Mon, 18 May 2020 05:14:30 +0000 https://brooksandknights.com/?p=11522 The Legality of the SEC Proposed Rules on Crowdfunding in Nigeria Overview In a move to regulate crowdfunding in Nigeria, the Nigerian Securities and Exchange […]

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Revamping the Arbitration Process in Nigeria in Ensuring Speedy Resolution of Commercial Disputes: A Consideration of the Case of Mekwunye v. Imoukhuede https://brooksandknights.com/2020/05/07/revamping-the-arbitration-process-in-nigeria-in-ensuring-speedy-resolution-of-commercial-disputes-a-consideration-of-the-case-of-mekwunye-v-imoukhuede/ Thu, 07 May 2020 14:54:18 +0000 https://brooksandknights.com/?p=11420 Revamping the Arbitration Process in  Nigeria in Ensuring Speedy Resolution of Commercial Disputes: A Consideration of the Case of Mekwunye v. Imoukhuede 1.  Introduction As […]

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Bring Your Own Device to Work: Balancing Workplace Confidentiality and Employees’ Privacy https://brooksandknights.com/2020/04/23/bring-your-own-device-to-work-balancing-workplace-confidentiality-and-employees-privacy/ Thu, 23 Apr 2020 17:54:47 +0000 https://brooksandknights.com/?p=11409 Bring Your Own Device to Work: Balancing Workplace Confidentiality and Employees’ Privacy Introduction In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic (the pandemic) and the attendant […]

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Further Business and Regulatory Considerations for Nigerian Companies during the COVID-19 pandemic https://brooksandknights.com/2020/04/23/further-business-and-regulatory-considerations-for-nigerian-companies-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/ Thu, 23 Apr 2020 07:06:12 +0000 https://brooksandknights.com/?p=11401 Further Business and Regulatory Considerations for Nigerian Companies during the COVID-19 pandemic Overview As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt global markets and businesses, governments […]

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Overview of the Nigerian Stock Exchange’s Guidance on the Conduct of Virtual Board, Committee and Management Meetings https://brooksandknights.com/2020/04/21/overview-of-the-nigerian-stock-exchanges-guidance-on-the-conduct-of-virtual-board-committee-and-management-meetings/ Tue, 21 Apr 2020 17:06:57 +0000 https://brooksandknights.com/?p=11390 Overview of the Nigerian Stock Exchange’s Guidance on the Conduct of Virtual Board, Committee and Management Meetings On 15 April 2020, the Nigerian Stock Exchange […]

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Analysing the Recent NERC Order on the Transition to Cost Reflective Tariffs in Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) https://brooksandknights.com/2020/04/16/recent-nerc-order-on-the-transition-to-cost-reflective-tariffs-in-nesi/ Thu, 16 Apr 2020 17:05:02 +0000 https://brooksandknights.com/?p=11374 Introduction and Context of the 2020 NERC Order on the Transition to Cost Reflective Tariffs in Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) On 31 March 2020, […]

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BKLC COVID-19 Briefings: CBN NGN50 Billion Facility for Households & MSMEs in Nigeria https://brooksandknights.com/2020/04/16/covid-19-cbn-ngn50-billion-facility-for-households-msmes-in-nigeria/ Thu, 16 Apr 2020 10:49:22 +0000 https://brooksandknights.com/?p=11370 COVID-19: Understanding the CBN Guidelines for the Operation of the NGN50 Billion Targeted Credit Support Facility for Households & MSMEs in Nigeria Overview COVID-19: CBN […]

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COVID-19: Can Public Companies Hold Virtual Annual General Meetings in Nigeria https://brooksandknights.com/2020/04/15/covid-19-can-public-companies-hold-virtual-annual-general-meetings-in-nigeria/ Wed, 15 Apr 2020 16:29:35 +0000 https://brooksandknights.com/?p=11359 Can Public Companies Hold Virtual Annual General Meetings in Nigeria Overview Public Companies and Virtual AGMs: From stocks to jobs and emerging markets, COVID-19 has […]

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COVID-19: Understanding Contractual Issues in Africa’s Maritime Industry https://brooksandknights.com/2020/04/09/covid-19-understanding-contractual-issues-africas-maritime-industry/ Thu, 09 Apr 2020 11:20:47 +0000 https://brooksandknights.com/?p=11342 Understanding Contractual Issues in Africa’s Maritime Industry Overview Across Africa, the continent is experiencing a steady increase in the cases of coronavirus including African coastal […]

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State and Regulatory Responses to COVID-19 in Nigeria https://brooksandknights.com/2020/04/02/state-and-regulatory-responses-to-covid-19-in-nigeria/ Thu, 02 Apr 2020 18:41:40 +0000 https://brooksandknights.com/?p=11335 1. Introduction In Nigeria, federal and state governments are taking proactive steps to curtail the spread of coronavirus throughout the country. As the country experiences […]

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COVID-19: Understanding the CBN Guidelines For the Operation of the NGN100 Billion Credit Support for the Nigerian Healthcare Sector https://brooksandknights.com/2020/03/31/covid-19-understanding-the-cbn-guidelines-for-the-operation-of-the-ngn100-billion-credit-support-for-the-nigerian-healthcare-sector/ Tue, 31 Mar 2020 15:56:22 +0000 https://brooksandknights.com/?p=11291 Overview As part of its policy measures in response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Nigeria, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) introduced […]

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Nigerian Emergency Economic Stimulus Bill: All You Need to Know https://brooksandknights.com/2020/03/29/nigerian-emergency-economic-stimulus-bill-all-you-need-to-know/ Sun, 29 Mar 2020 14:40:53 +0000 https://brooksandknights.com/?p=11281 The Nigerian Emergency Economic Stimulus Bill: All You Need to Know Overview On 24 March 2020, the House of Representatives introduced and passed the Nigeria […]

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