Date: 01 – 03 July, 2019

Location: Lagos

ABOUT NIALS - The Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS) was established in March 1979, as Nigeria’s apex institution for research and advanced studies in law. The Institute is also accredited to offer Mandatory Continuing Legal Education for Lawyers. In fulfilment of its mandate, it organises national and international seminars, symposia, conferences, workshops and lectures on any branch of law and related subjects.

ABOUT THE COURSE - The 33rd Course in Drafting Commercial Agreements and Banking Documentation is one of the Institute’s oldest and regular continuing legal education courses. The Course which trains lawyers on how to practice at a high level is designed to impart and sharpen lawyers with practical skills in drafting commercial agreements and various banking documentations.

The core objective of the Course is to introduce participants to modern techniques and skills of drafting commercial agreements and banking documents. Participants at the end of the course would master practical drafting techniques to write concise and effective agreements and would get up-to-date with the purpose and effect of typical boilerplate clauses and how value for their organisations can be leveraged through clearer drafting.

TARGET PARTICIPANTS - Lawyers in public and private institutions, government parastatals, Ministries, local governments, banks, finance companies, capital market operators, insurance companies, commercial entitles, private legal practitioners etc, who want to improve and enhance their skills in these areas.

TOPICS TO BE TREATED -The topics designed for the Training Course include: Interpretation of Contracts, Boilerplate Clauses in Commercial agreements, Legal Opinions and Due Diligence, drafting and negotiating software development and licensing agreements, syndicated loan agreements, public private partnership contracts & concession agreements, drafting charges and debentures and tax planning in commercial transactions.

COURSE SCHEDULE - The Course is scheduled to hold as follows:

  • Venue: Ayo Ajomo Auditorium, NIALS Complex, University of Lagos, Akoka - Lagos
  • Date:  1st – 3rd July, 2019
  • Time: 9.00 am daily (Registration will commence at 8:30am on 1st July, 2019).

COURSE FEE - The Course Fee is N120, 000 (one hundred and twenty thousand naira only). The fee is inclusive of VAT and WHT and covers course materials, tea and lunch only. For information on how to make payment, kindly visit .

REGISTRATION - Pre-registration of this Course is necessary. To register please fill the registration form below.

CONTACTS –  Castro: 08103192313; 08159824856 or Lilian: 07039101945 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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