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Legal Advisory Services

  • Company Registration in Nigeria, USA and UK;
  • Post-Incorporation;
  • Drafting and reviewing/vetting contracts, agreements and other legal documents such as Shareholders Agreements, Founders Agreement, Service Level Agreements, API Agreements, Partnerships, Joint Ventures and Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) among others;
  • Business Setup for Information and Communication Technology & Fintech Companies;
  • Due Diligence and Compliance;
  • Data Protection and Privacy Advisory Services;
  • Labor and Employment Advisory Services;
  • Procurement of Financial Services Licenses from the Central Bank of Nigeria (MFB, PTSP, PSP etc.);
  • Real Estate Transactions, Property Acquisition and Registration of Land Instruments; and
  • Commercial Litigation;

Intellectual Property

Merjac Legal provides trademark, patent and copyright advisory services for both local and foreign individuals and corporation in Nigeria and the USA. We also offer general advisory on all matters relating to regulation, protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in Nigeria

We assist clients to register and protect their brands, business concepts, ideas, software and other novelty works. We also provide inventors with patent advisory and registration services.


We specialize in:

  • Filing of trademark applications;
  • Filing of patent applications;
  • Reviewing and drafting all legal documents related to intellectual property such as Intellectual Property Transfer, Assignment or License in the various commercial transactions;
  • Copyright registration;
  • Representing clients in trademark, patent and copyright related dispute and litigation.

Company Secretarial Services

The firm offers company secretarial services for various companies registered in Nigeria especially tech startups.

Our company secretarial services specifically include:

  • Filing of statutory returns with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC);
  • Keeping and maintaining all statutory books and records, including Company’s Register of Members, Register of Charges, Register of Directors and their shareholding, Company’s Common Seal and all other registers, books and or records required to be maintained by any company registered under the Companies and Allied Matters Act Cap. C20 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 (the “Act”).
  • Attending Board Meetings and Meetings of Shareholders, advising on and assisting with issuing notices convening meetings from time to time as instructed by the Company.
  • Preparation of board resolutions, shareholder’s resolutions and minutes of meetings;
  • Legal advisory on corporate compliance and corporate governance;
  • Provision of nominee & directorship services.

Due Diligence and Compliance Services

  • Act as Data Protection Officer for FinTech or Data Collection Companies to ensure the Company’s compliance with the provisions of the Nigeria Data Protection Regulation 2019 (NDPR); Drafting and update the Company’s Privacy Policies across its products amongst other services.
  • Drafting and reviewing of Website Privacy Policy, Cookie Policy and Terms of Service;
  • Drafting and Reviewing of Anti-Money Laundry and Countering of Terrorism Financing Policy (AML/CFT), Anti-Bribery and Corruption Policy (ABC) and Due Diligence/Know Your Customer (DD/KYC) Policy in line with extant laws and regulations.

Fundraising Advisory Service

We understand the importance and benefits of raising funds (debt or equity fund raising) to scale your business. Merjac Legal will provide you with legal support on due diligence, negotiating term sheets and drafting/reviewing investment agreements such as SAFE, KISS, Convertible Notes etc.