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Meet the professionals: Fred-young & Evans proffer commercially focused, time and cost effective as well as result oriented legal advice

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Over the course of life, people will come across various challenges, milestones, and even drawbacks. When you are facing some of these events, when starting a business, real estate matters, navigating a lawsuit, divorce, or dealing with percussions from an accident, you have to consult a legal professional. There is a misconception that lawyers are very expensive, but the truth is that a well-qualified legal professional will always help you make and save money in long term. High quality legal professionals offer you continued care and they will assist you in knowing your right, ensuring positive outcome, always simplify the issues you are facing, receiving a legal binding agreement or decision, saving money, ensuring all your documents are handled correctly, and representing you.

Achieving success in the business circuit is an uphill task, but it is proved that for a business to achieve growth you must know how to delegate on experts. Having a legal advisor by your side is always a power move because he will keep you on the legal field whenever it is necessary.Fred-young & Evans is afull service commercial law firm based in Abuja, Nigeria. They provide legal services throughout Nigeria and the African continent. Their services include Business and Corporate Law, Commercial Litigation, Arbitration and ADR Proceedings, Real Estate and Construction, Intellectual Property, Debt Collection, Labor and Employment Law, Adoption, Matrimonial Causes and Probate, Sports and Entertainment Law and Due Diligence, Asset Tracing, Investigations and Process Servers.

Emmanuel Ekpenyong Esq is the CEO and Co-Founder of Fred-young & Evans. He spoke about the company in an exclusive interview with The Silicon Review. Below is an excerpt.

Q. Can you tell us about the journey of your company to date?

Achieving success in the business circuit is an uphill task, but it is proved that for a business to achieve growth you must know how to delegate on experts. Having a legal advisor by your side is always a power move because he will keep you on the legal field whenever it is necessary. Fred-young & Evans is afull service commercial law firm based in Abuja, Nigeria. They provide legal services throughout Nigeria and the African continent. Their services include Business and Corporate Law, Commercial Litigation, Arbitration and ADR Proceedings, Real Estate and Construction, Intellectual Property, Debt Collection, Labor and Employment Law, Adoption, Matrimonial Causes and Probate, Sports and Entertainment Law and Due Diligence, Asset Tracing, Investigations and Process Servers.

Q. Firms and corporations are crossing international borders and expanding across the globe through mergers, acquisitions, consolidation, and collaboration with foreign counsel. Tell us about your compliance model.

Interestingly, the large population and consumer base in Nigeria and favourable government policies on foreign investments presents a huge opportunity for increased foreign interest in the healthcare, education, real estate and construction, telecommunications and financial sectors. This has inevitably led to the need for improved corporate governance in these sectors. The privatisation of the power sector has drawn the attention of reputable international power firms to Nigeria and this has made the sector competitive towards an improved power supply in the country. In the face of falling crude oil prices, the Federal Government has shifted its attention to non-oil sectors. This has created more opportunities for investors especially in the agriculture and solid minerals sectors.  Our firm’s knowledge of the Nigerian market, experience on foreign investments and comprehensive approach in business advisory services has indeed positioned us to better advise foreign investors and their advisers on viable business concerns and formidable business compositions in Nigeria.

Q. How do you deal with changing legal paradigms?

Law like every other human endeavor is not static. We know that innovation and changes in legal practices are inevitable. In most cases, the change in legal paradigms leads to a more effective way of doing things and brings greater efficiency and improved service delivery in any given practice area. Our membership in local and international networks has put us in a good stead to discover the changes in time and apply them to our business endeavors and that of our Clients. This has equipped us to provide modern legal services in Nigeria’s ever changing economy.

Q. What is the most important factor that contributes to your success?

We offer an array of legal services in support of our Clients’ businesses. We consistently proffer commercially focused, time and cost effective as well as result oriented legal advice to challenging commercial transaction and disputes. We combine industry-leading insight with responsiveness in a way that promotes our Clients’ interests. Our wide range of practical corporate practice and litigation experience has positioned our firm to offer effective solutions to complex disputes and problems.

Meet the man behind the success of Fred-young & Evans

Emmanuel Ekpenyong Esq. FCIArb. (UK) is a practicing Nigerian legal practitioner with vast international business advisory experience. He is a Member of the Nigerian Bar Association, Fellow of Nigerian Institute of Management Consultants and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitration, U.K. He is currently a LLM Student of International Business Law at University of Liverpool. Emmanuel has authored several scholarly works in local and international journals. His recent books are “Impact of Nigeria’s Legislations and Business Practices on Foreign Investments” available on www.morebooks.com. He also wrote as a specialist contributor on the topic “Enforcement of Arbitral Awards and Foreign Judgments in Nigeria” to the book “Contemporary Issues in Law and Society: Legal Essays in Tribute to the Hon. Justice Chinwe E. Iyizoba JCA” of the Court of Appeal.

“We have a reputation for groundbreaking and innovative work and are dominant in the international corporate and business arena.”

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EMMANUEL EKPENYONG FCIArb. (UK)

Managing Partner, Fred-young & Evans LP

Suite 121, Jinifa Plaza, Plot 1014,

Samuel Adesoji Ademulegun Street,

Central Business District,

Federal Capital Territory- Abuja, Nigeria

234 8034912096; 234 8184416250; 234 9074579944

info@fredyoungandevans.com

www.fredyoungandevans.com