Muhammad Sani Umar

Muhammad Sani Umar


Sani has been in active litigation practice since he was called to the Nigeria Bar in 2009, successfully carving a niche for himself in litigation and legal advisory spanning different areas of law, including Insolvency, Debt Recovery, Banking & Finance, Employment and Labour Relations, Medical Law and Ethics, Real Estate, Start-up law and Finance, Intellectual Property amongst others.

Sani is especially skilled in Insolvency generally and debt recovery, the realisation of the assets of debtors in Receivership, Mortgages and the out-of-court exercise of the power of sale, summary proceedings for the realisation of mortgaged properties, perfection of mortgages, registration of charges, Winding Up Proceedings, Settlement and Workouts, documentary credit transactions, asset tracing, the execution of Orders of Court relating to interim/perpetual Orders of possession or foreclosure of debtors’ assets, pre-emptive actions by debtors, appeals, as well as general lawsuits in relation to credit transactions.

Sani has also assisted and guided the Firm’s clients in the obtainment of Moneylender’s Licenses and in the establishment of Microfinance Banks, whilst initiating a roadmap for the management of risks and the digitisation of operations within the ambit of legal and regulatory frameworks.

In 2017, Sani was engaged by the International Committee of the Red Cross, Geneva, as Legal Consultant on an ambit of their operations in Nigeria. Sani also presently advises foreign multinationals on their foreign direct/portfolio investments in Nigeria.

Sani regularly advises Start-Ups on every ambit of their businesses from registration to project/business financing, IP protection, Corporate Governance, corporate restructuring among others.

Sani’s passion for excellence has deeply impressed his clients, having in the past offered invaluable advice to them and aided several multi-nationals in the application of business solutions to legal problems.

Sani is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, American Bar Association, International Bar Association, Business Recovery and Insolvency Practitioners Association of Nigeria.

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