Areas of

We offer a variety of legal services ranging from everyday commercial and corporate dealings to complex situations requiring uniquely geared solutions.

General Legal Representation

We provide general representation and advisory on all legal enquiries and services necessary to protect individual or business’ interest. We offer end to end legal services ranging from legal advisory, agreement drafting and ratification, negotiation & deal closing, among others in which will be elaborated below.

Business & Financial Services

Corporate entities registered or doing business in Nigeria are subject to certain rules and regulations such as the Companies and Allied Matters Act of 2020, Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission Act, Banks and other Financial Institutions Act and Labour Act amongst others. If you are in Nigeria and wish to operate or expand your business, you must be concerned with this area of law amongst others.

We provide professional counsel and representation to clients relating to this area of law, which usually involves advising clients, negotiating agreements, incorporating companies, post incorporation activities, corporate governance et all.

Corporate & Commercial Law Practice

We provide strategic legal advice and proactive support to businesses in order to help them navigate a fast-changing and sometimes opaque regulatory environment. We keep our corporate clients ahead by providing comprehensive business advisory services in all aspects of corporate and commercial law.

Our service in this area includes forming corporations, partnerships and joint ventures. We advise on foreign investments, regulatory compliance, all aspects of regulatory compliance and divestments and liquidations.

Real Estate and Property Law

This an area of law that governs who may own or use land whether for residential or commercial purposes. We provide services and legal advisory on all transactions relating to this subject matter, which includes the following: transfer of land and assignment of title, disputes over land, tenancy management, mortgages and adverse possessions.

Regulatory Compliance

Regulatory compliance involves corporate entities adhering to state, federal and international laws, regulations and standards relating to business operations. This is very important as non-compliance leaves you vulnerable to lawsuits, sanctions, financial liability as well as ruin the company’s reputation.

We offer corporate compliance services by ensuring clients are always kept up to date on the development of laws and regulations. We promote regulatory compliance in the discharge of our company secretarial duties by tracking regulatory changes, statutory reporting, enlightening clients’ understanding on the impact of changes to businesses regulations as well as recommending tools and policies to emplace to ensure compliance.

Asset Tracing and Recovery

Our firm conducts tracing of assets and associated Companies within and outside Nigeria that will be used to offset debts owed by debtors/Obligors. These services are fundamental in execution or enforcement of monetary judgment by the seizure or attachment of property. Our firm has a team of experienced experts in this area of law.

Intellectual Property

We offer a range of legal services in the area of Intellectual Property. This includes advising clients on the best approach to apply in protecting their intellectual efforts and interests. Similarly, we offer the services such as trademark application and management, copyright registration, patent registration, IP due diligence amongst others.

Media & Entertainment

With the advent of technology, the entertainment industry has grown leaps and bounds engaging diverse aspects and thereby attracting myriad of issues. Today, the entertainment industry disseminates content on a variety of platforms such as television, radio, social media, online streaming amongst others. As a result of this, the structure and components of Media & Entertainment industry have become dynamic. We offer end to end legal services in this area.

Muhammad D. Iliyasu is a hardworking and dedicated professional committed to achieving excellence in areas of corporate/ commercial law, civil rights, intellectual property and real estate. He graduated from Bayero University Kano and then subsequently obtain a BL from the Nigerian Law School.

Prior to joining Ateef Law Firm, he’s part of the team served as an ad hoc staff in the Legal Unit of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control during the Covid-19 pandemic. He was part of the team that reviewed the Infectious Disease Bill, 2020 in collaboration with the European Union (EU), Federal Ministry of Justice, Federal ministry of Health, the Senate Committee on Primary Health Care and Communicable Diseases, and Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption (RoLac). Muhammad has attended several workshops and seminars including the Multisectoral Workshop for Financing Health Security in Nigeria organised by the Federal Ministry of Finance as well as the International Air Transport Association (IATA) course/exam and have been awarded Aviation Law – Fundamentals on the June 28th, 2020.

Mohammed Heads our Regulatory Compliance Team. He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association

Salma is a passionate and dedicated lawyer who has an eye for detail. She possesses an astute understanding of the law and is committed to providing clients with creative and groundbreaking solutions to their legal issues. She has experience in general corporate law, private equity, corporate finance, mergers and acquisition, project finance, compliance and regulatory matters, company secretarial, amongst others.

She has further experience with international organisations, with notable involvement in a team which acquired a $100m facility from an exim bank. She is a smart, solution-oriented and meticulous lawyer who ingeniously combines her ability to critically analyze the most complex of legal problems and proffer top-notch solutions to clients’ satisfaction.

Mr. Abdul-Jabbar Hashim Kolo Esq is an enterprising and dynamic lawyer who holds a bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of Leicester, UK. He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association and a member of the International Bar Association.

He has participated in several high-profile cases in many areas of law such as Criminal Defense, Election Petition as well as Civil and Corporate Matters. Out of Court, he is a seasoned mediator and has mediated long-lived and enduring disputes. He has supported startup businesses in novel areas of the Nigerian Economy such as Crowdfunding, Agri-tech and Technology (or IOT) with legal solutions.

He has attended and participated in several workshops and seminars having to do with Law as well as International Business, Agriculture and Security. He has keen interests in contributing to the development of a robust and sustainable economy through fotifying progressive laws and regulations, ensuring compliance and promoting SMEs.