Privatization & Public Private Partnership (PPP)

A & E Law Partnership has developed expertise in Privatization and PPP. Our team`s experience in privatization has included senior legal support to the Nigerian privatization agency, Bureau of Public Enterprises in comprehensively revising procedures, standard documents and tools for privatization to improve transaction integrity and efficiency, discrete advice on specific privatization transactions, developing privatization regulations, guidance notes on implementing PPPs, extensive investigations and support for clients in target private acquisition efforts.

We have been part of many multi-disciplinary teams that conducted legal, technical and financial due diligence on many target company acquisitions, including successor companies from public corporations. We also, for many years were members of Legal Advisory Partnership – a consortium of five Nigerian law firms including ours and one English firm engaged by the Bureau of Public Enterprises when it had its highest flow of transactions.

We have experience supporting public private partnerships. We have advised various companies, Federal and State governments using various forms of PPP. At various times, we have articulated and recommended optimum legal structure for a PPP for government at various levels and also advised private sector organizations engaging in PPPs. We have developed skills in providing advice on the decision to undertake a PPP, structuring of the PPP transaction, managing the procurement process and preparing required transaction documentation.