COVID-19 and the Role of Insurance: Emerging Issues for your BusinessMay 7, 2020
The outbreak of the Corona Virus (COVID-19) pandemic has had a devastating economic effect on several businesses. Although businesses may have continuity and contingency plans in place, those plans may generally not protect the business from some losses occasioned by travel and movement restrictions and disruptions to the supply chain.
Frustration of Contract in NigeriaApril 24, 2020
Frustration of contract is a defence available to a defendant who would otherwise be liable for breach of contract for non-performance of contractual obligations but for the occurrence of a fundamental event that makes it impracticable or impossible to perform the contract.
Regulators Response To Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19) Part 2 (Financial Services Sector)April 1, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to adversely affect people’s health, businesses and the global economy. Since the declaration of the outbreak in Nigeria, the Federal Government has announced several economic and regulatory measures to curtail the outbreak and more importantly the effect of the outbreak on the economy.
Regulators Response To Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19)March 31, 2020
Following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Government of Nigeria through its Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) has put in place measures to curb the spread of the virus as well as ensure business continuity.
Abandonment of Trade Mark Applications in Opposition Proceedings – An Examination of the Provisions of Section 20 of the Trade Marks ActFebruary 19, 2020
In a recent appeal, successfully prosecuted by Jackson, Etti and Edu on behalf of Visa International Service Association, the Nigerian Court of Appeal upturned the decision of the Registrar of Trade Marks to register Visafone Nigeria Limited’s “VISAFONE” trade mark in class 16, on the ground that the said mark was in conflict with the trade mark “VISA”. The Court of Appeal also held that Visafone Nigeria Ltd’s VISAFONE trade mark should not have been registered as it was subject of an already abandoned trade mark application.
Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Act 2019 – Impact on Private Equity Deal Making in NigeriaOctober 31, 2019
After about 17 years of attempting to introduce competition legislation, Nigeria finally passed the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Act 2019 (“FCCPA” or the “Act”) in the first quarter of 2019.
Analysis of the Jurisdiction of the Competition and Consumer Protection TribunalOctober 7, 2019
The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Act (“FCCPA”) establishes the Competition and Consumer Protection Tribunal (“the Tribunal”) to adjudicate over conducts prohibited under the FCCPA.
Jackson, Etti & Edu contributes to the 2019 Chambers Private Wealth Guide – NigeriaSeptember 23, 2019
The Private Wealth guide provides expert legal commentary and comparative analysis on the key issues for high net worth individuals, covering important developments in the most significant jurisdictions - in this case Nigeria.
Re-Evaluating the Triangular Employment Model: The Potential Exposures and Mitigating StrategiesAugust 22, 2019
The landscape of employment relations in Nigeria has witnessed a dramatic shift giving rise to several new generation models. One of such models fast becoming a preferred option by a significant number of corporates is the triangular employment model.