The registrar of companies is taking a very firm stand with companies that do not comply with requirements regarding the filing of accounts and statutory documents.  It is therefore becoming more important that companies' public records are kept up to date. Through the secretarial services division of our firm, Dodco Services Limited (a corporate entity under the supervision of a Partner that utilises the services of a number of qualified Lawyers), Horwath Dafinone operates a complete range of company secretarial services that are necessary in order to assist our clients in fulfilling both the statutory and commercially prudent requirements of corporate affairs.

Services provided include:

  • Giving advice on and assistance in formation of companies in the Federal Republic of Nigeria;
  • Providing accommodation for registered offices;
  • Acting as company secretaries and registrars;
  • Providing nominee directors and/or shareholders;
  • Managing and controlling bank accounts for clients;
  • Acting as the local representative for foreign companies.

The division may also liaise with the various Ministries on matters relating to:

  • the establishment of businesses in Nigeria on behalf of clients and employment of expatriates;
  • the granting of approved status to foreign capital investment;
  • the remittance of dividends and technical fees;
  • the advice and provision of information relating to new measures arising from changes   in government policies.