Martins & Associates is a full-service Nigerian law firm with offices in Abuja and Lagos. The firm provides comprehensive legal solutions to both local and international clients in Nigeria and West Africa. Barrister and Solicitor Martins N. Ani and his legal team are recognized for a breadth of expertise in areas that include corporate and commercial law, business advisory, banking and finance, energy, oil & gas, immigration, trademark and more.

Martins & Associates offer their experience and expertise to deliver efficient and cost-effective legal services to commercial and business owners of all sizes. Employing the utmost diligence, the firm’s lawyers address legal issues for private and public companies and matters for private individuals.

The lawyers at Martins & Associates come from diverse backgrounds but share the common goal of delivering skilled, knowledgeable legal advice and service to individuals and business clients alike.

About Martins & Associates

Founded in 2014

3 Offices

12 people in their team

Practice areas
Intellectual Property
Criminal Defense
Bankruptcy & Debt
Lawsuits & Disputes
Real Estate
Employment & Labor
Media, Technology and Telecoms
Accidents & Injuries
Consumer Rights

Languages spoken

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Practice areas


 Martins & Associates Business Advisory Team provides comprehensive business advisory services and advises on all aspects of corporate and commercial law.

Areas of Expertise Include:
• Formation of Companies
• Partnership and Joint Ventures
• Regulatory Compliance
• Franchise
• Liquidation (contentious & non contentions)
• Corporate Searches
• Corporate Governance & Compliance
• Legal Due Diligence
. Taxation 
• Company Secretarial Services
• Corporate Reporting and Record-keeping
• Advising on Directors’ fiduciary and legal responsibilities

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We advise on immigration related matters and our team has a reputation that is unsurpassed and compliment the advisory services we offer to our clients. We routinely act for international companies mobilising their expatriate staff into Nigeria, local companies with expatriate workforce or simply companies with foreign participation doing business in Nigeria. We are well versed in the regulatory and procedural requirements of the Nigerian Immigration Services. We also routinely act for Nigerians challenging the decisions of foreign embassies based in the country. Some of our lawyers have practised immigration law internationally and are well equipped to assist our clients with all their immigration requirements.
Areas of Expertise Include:
• Work permit
• Visas (including visa on arrival)
• Residency permits
• Expatriate quotas
• Residency permits
• Business Permits
• Securities and Exchange Control Approvals
• Appeals and Representations
• Immigration Audit
• Local content compliance
• Labour law compliance
• General Immigration advice

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Intellectual Property

Martins & Associates are registered trademark agents and we are at the cutting edge of Intellectual Property practice in Nigeria. We are regularly instructed by international clients wishing to protect their trademarks under local legislation and regional registration bodies. We have very good relationships with leading global IP firms in Europe, USA, ASIA, Australia, South Africa and Latin America and are regularly instructed to register trademark, patents and designs on behalf of their clients. We have excellent experience of registrations with African Intellectual Property Regional Organisation (ARIPO) and African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI). Our clients rely on us to take robust enforcement actions against infringements. We have excellent experience in prosecuting and defending opposition and cancellation actions before the Trademark Registry.
Areas of Expertise Include:
• Searches
• Licensing
• Franchising
• Renewal Applications
• Brand Management and Protection
• Sports
• Copyrights & Media
• Designs & Patents
• Trademarks & Trade Secrets
• Technology Transfer
• Labeling & Packaging
• IP Audit
• General IP Advisory
• New Drug Registration; Drug Protection (NAFDAC)
• Due Diligence Reports for Technology Related Deals
• Protection of Trade Secrets
• Intellectual Property Litigation and Arbitration
• Disputes relating to trademarks, copyright, confidential information and patents
• Domestic/ International IPR Protection
• Injunctions and anti-counterfeiting

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Our team helps clients to run the legal aspects of their personal lives. It is something we have been doing for many years. The benefit you get from working with us is that everything you need is in one place and can be delivered through one of our many advisers. Our Private Client team are able to help clients realise their entrepreneurial and commercial aspirations in setting up, managing and growing their businesses.
Our team possess the skills and the technical know-how that are essential to enable them form a clear picture of the client’s needs and objectives. We often work in small teams whilst liaising with other professionals to ensure the best results are achieved for our clients.
Areas of Expertise Include:
• Wills
• Probate
• Trusts
• Tax
• General advisory work
• Inheritance issues
• Succession claims
• Family disputes
• Divorce

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Criminal Defense

We offer clients top legal representation and advice on issues of criminal matters as they affect their individual rights and interests. 
Areas of Expertise include:
• Cyber crimes
• Human Rights Violation
• Robbery 
• Fraud
• Stealing & theft
. Drugs trafficking 

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Bankruptcy & Debt

We have first class experience in banking and finance transaction structuring including foreign currency loan agreements, structured trade finance agreements, foreign exchange contracts, options and swaps, securitized lending agreements, and local and foreign currency equipment lease agreements.
Areas of Expertise Include:
• Loan & other Debts recovery
• Exchange Control
• Insurance & Indemnity
• Cross-border Finance
• Syndicated Loan Transactions
• Commercial loans
• Project Finance
• Cross-border financing Portfolios
• Assets Securitization
• Finance Leasing, including Heavy Equipment
• Financial Innovations

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Lawsuits & Disputes

Martins & Associates is a firm highly experienced in advocacy. We offer clients top legal representation on matters of civil and criminal litigation as they affect their rights and interests. 
Although we believe in alternative dispute resolution / arbitration with a view of reducing the rigour in court proceedings, our team of lawyers are always ready to represent and champion the cause of our clients in any Court of competent jurisdiction.

Areas of Expertise Include:
• Mediation & Arbitration
• Dispute Prevention Strategies
• Civil Litigation including Appeals
• Criminal Litigation, including White Collar Crime and Bribery and Corruption
• Employment Disputes
• Enforcements of Foreign Judgments
• Product Liability
• Contract Performance Dispute
• Construction Dispute

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Real Estate

Our Real Estate specialists have a broad range of experience and expertise providing focused commercial advice on all aspects of property transactions, commercial or residential. We have been involved in a wide variety of real estate transactions and support our clients in their most important real estate projects both locally and internationally. We have extensive experience in real estate financing and advise both lenders and borrowers on mortgage loan arrangements.
Areas of Expertise Include:
• Property investments
• Retail developments
• Hotel developments
• Residential property developments
• Renewal and surrender of leases
• Mortgage loan arrangements
• Certificates of Occupancy
• Commercial and residential leases
• Facilities management

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Employment & Labor

Our employment law practice is often the first point of contact for a lot of multinational and local companies seeking practical legal advice and solutions with regards to various forms of employment issues.
At Horizon Chambers, we possess a very deep understanding of the relevant legislations and have practical experience of the workings of the various stakeholders in the labour industry. This has earned us an outstanding reputation amongst clients and peers.
Areas of Expertise Include:
• Employment Contracts, Confidentially and Non-competition Agreements and Compensation Policies
• Compensation Plans
• Entitlement Benefits including Leave Payments
• Restructuring, Redundancy & Optimization of Human Resources
• Management of Employment Contracts
• Auditing and Advising of Labour Law Compliance
• Designing and arranging Cross-border Employment
• Advising on collective Bargaining Negotiations and Dispute Resolutions
• Employment Litigation, mediation, Settlement Discussions and Arbitration

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Media, Technology and Telecoms

Our lawyers also offer expertise in the extensive area of oil and gas projects, fintech, biotech, information technology, advertising and marketing. Others include:
• Licensing Exploration Rights
• Transportation & Storage
• Project Structuring
• Power Generation
• Environmental Issues
• Oil Mining Leases, Mining Permits
• Environment and Oil Spill Litigation
• Energy & Natural resources Project Finance
• Legal Risk Management for Energy and Natural resources Companies
• Environmental Due Diligence and Compliance
• Renewable and Green Energy Investment and Financing
• Licensing and Transfer of Technology
• Dispute over Environmental Pollution and Ecological Damage

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Technology Transactions
Advertising and Marketing
Cyber Law, Data Privacy and Data Protection
Information Technology
Media and Entertainment
Telecommunications and Broadcast


Insurance and indemnity.

Life Insurance
Insurance Fraud
Insurance Defense
Health insurance

Accidents & Injuries

Once there is wrong, there is a remedy. Ubi jus ibi remedium.

Assault & Battery
Car Accident
Construction Accident
Dangerous Product
Medical Malpractice
Motor Vehicle Defect
Motorcycle Accident
Personal Injury
Premises Liability
Property Damage
Sexual Abuse

Consumer Rights

Customer protection is the key.

Consumer Protection
Legal Malpractice
Professional Malpractice
Auto Dealer Fraud

Case results

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