Portuguese firm appoints Nigerian lawyer as representative
A Lagos-based lawyer, Mr Msoo Dio has been appointed as Nigerian representative of a Portuguese firm , CISF Private Solutions Ltd, Lisbon, Portugal.
To consolidate the appointment, Dio’s law firm; MsooDio& Co, held a meeting with the company’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) Samuel Piers, who represented the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Estevao BernadinoAuguusto in Lagos.
With this appointment, the commercial law firm, with experiences in sale and carriage of goods, will provide legal services to the Portuguese exporting company which is seeking to enter the Nigerian market.
It will, among others, advise CISF on regulatory requirements for its range of wine and olive oil imports and distribution.
Speaking on his appointment, Dio said : “Our role will be to oversee the regulatory issues involving the products, services and goods that will be exported by CISF into Nigeria. Our role will extend to promoting those products and services to the needed buyers and consumers. We’ll oversee issues of advertisement, trademark, and the competition.
“As their agents, we’ll will get the buyers and advise the company on service providers. The company’s CEO is an actively practicing lawyer too. Our knowledge of business brought us together. The main issues that drive some of these businesses are within the core areas of commercial law, such as trademarks and regulatory compliance. This is just a very minute offshoot of commercial law practice.”
Dio expressed optimism that the partnership would boost business relationship between Nigeria and Portugal.
Also at the meeting held at the Southern Sun Hotel, Ikoyi, were Bar. Tony Odiadi and wife Jacqueline, who are consultants to the transaction.