Our Services

Equity Union is available to provide any of the following services:

Pre-Incorporation/Incorporation/Post-Incorporation Support Services

  • Pre-incorporation/registration advisory services.
  • Entity formation and establishment, including registration of business names, cooperative societies, incorporated trustees, and incorporation of private and public companies.
  • Compliance services which include preparation and filing of the annual return; maintenance of statutory registers; processing of share transfers and allotments, deadline filing reminders, and access to other professional company secretarial services on an ad-hoc basis.
  • Processing of applications for industry-specific regulatory permits and licenses (such as IDCC, NOIC, CBN, Mining Cadastral office, NCC, NOTAP, NAICOM, FIRS, NEPZA, SON, NAFDAC).
  • Develop and manage the processes that ensure full and timely compliance with company and other legislations and regulations applicable to your client.
  • Monitor changes in relevant legislation and the regulatory environment, and take appropriate action required by such changes.
  • Entity rationalization and supporting you in managing changes as your business grows.
  • Sharing with you our experience of effective corporate governance and risk management. The chartered secretaries, solicitors and corporate governance professionals at Equity Union Limited have a wealth of experience with improving governance. A robust corporate governance framework can help improve the organisation and decision making in the company, ensuring that decisions are taken in the right way at the right level.
  • Due diligence and status check of local and foreign companies (potential partners)
  • Registration of non-residents in Nigeria due to property ownership and opening of accounts in Nigerian banks.
  • Registration of companies abroad

Company Secretaries & Support Services

  • Corporate governance audit.
  • Developing and managing the processes that ensure full and timely compliance with company and other legislations and regulations applicable to your company or other entity.
  • Keeping stakeholders informed of the corporate governance requirements on their offices or positions as provided in Companies and Allied Matters Act and other industry-specific legislations and regulations/codes;
  • Interfacing with stakeholders with a view to ensuring adequate and timely response to shareholder requests and tracking their benefits.
  • Organising, preparing agendas for, and taking minutes of meetings (including but not restricted to minutes of General Meetings, Board of Directors, and of other Statutory or Board Committees).
  • Dealing with correspondence and notices (including those to and from directors and shareholders) ordinarily required to be dealt with by the Company Secretary; collating information for use at board and other meetings; drawing-up resolutions, writing reports and ensuring decisions made are communicated to the relevant people.
  • Contributing to meeting discussions, as and when required, and advising members of the corporate governance implications of their policies.
  • Liaising with statutory regulators and advisers.
  • Keeping and maintaining the minute books and all other statutory registers, including the Register of past and present shareholders and shareholdings and debenture holders and debenture-holdings, the Register of charges on company’s assets, the Register of past and present directors, the Register of Directors’ interest in the Company’s shares and debentures.
  • Preparing and ensuring that all statutory returns to regulatory bodies e.g. CAC, CBN, NAICOM, DPR, SEC, etc.(including annual return/audited accounts, returns of changes in registered address and in the registered particulars of Directors, secretary and shareholders/debenture-holders, returns of charges on company’s assets, and of all special or extraordinary resolutions of the Company etc.) are made in a timely order. For instance, the governance and compliance requirements of a company newly listed on a public market can be extensive. Our experts are available to help establish the processes and procedures necessary to meet the required standards and promote best practice

Nominees Services

  • Agency and correspondent services where required in Nigeria by your entity (whether foreign, or local).
  • Custodial services – safekeeping of documents
  • Registrar’s services for non-quoted entities (private companies limited by shares, cooperatives).
  • Other administrative and secretarial duties as may be required.
  • Take care of the property of a third person and take over the administration.
  • Hold and administer shares, directorship rights and other rights.
  • Safe storage of incorporation shares.
  • Depositing and safe storage of company documents.
  • Trust services in connection with investment transactions.