Nigeria

Business Regulation Information

  • Banking and Credit Laws (Getting Credit, Protecting Investors)
    Banks and Other Financial Institutions Decree, 1991, Failed Banks (Recovery of Debts) and Financial Malpractices in Banks Act 1994, Debt Management Office (Establishment, etc.) Act, 2003, Revocation of Banking Licence
  • Bankruptcy and Collateral Laws (Closing a Business, Getting Credit - Legal Rights)
    Bankruptcy (Amendment) Decree No. 9 of 1992, Bankruptcy Act
  • Civil Procedure Codes (Enforcing Contracts, Closing a Business, Protecting Investors)
    High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja (Number of Judges) Act, 2003, High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja Civil Procedure Rules, 2004, Court of Appeals Rules (With Practice Direction), 2002, Court Rules at the Federal High Court, Court Rules at the Lagos High Court, Supreme Court Rules (as amended in 1999)
  • Commercial and Company Laws (Starting a Business, Protecting Investors, Closing a Business)
    Small and Medium Scale Industries Development Agency (Establishment) Act, 2003, Niger Delta Development Commission (Legal Officers)(Entitlement to Practice as Barrister and Solicitors) Order, 2003, Petroleum (Drilling and Production) (Amendment) Regulations, 2003, Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (Establishment) Act, 2003, Deep Water Block Allocations to Companies (Back-in-Rights) Regulations, 2003, Insurance Act, 2003, Abuja Municipal Area Council Bye-Law, 2001, Abuja Municipal Area Council Bye-Law, 2002, Communications Act, 2003, Companies and Allied Matters Act
  • Constitutions (Starting a Business, Employing Workers, Registering Property, Enforcing Contracts)
    Constitution of Nigeria
  • Labor Laws (Employing Workers)
    National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Act, 2000, Maritime Labour Act, 2003 (exerpt), Labour Act, Trade Union (Amendment ) Act, 2005
  • Land and Building Laws (Dealing with Licenses, Registering Property)
    Land Use Act
  • Securities Laws (Protecting Investors)
    Investments and Securities Decree No. 45 of 1999
  • Tax Laws (Paying Taxes)
    Companies Income Tax Act, Education Tax Fund (Amendment) Act, 2003, Taxes and Levies (Approved list for collection) Decree No. 21 of 1998, Value Added Tax Decree No. 102 of 1993
  • Trade Laws (Trading Across Borders)
    Ports (Related Offences, Etc.) (Ammendment) Act, 2003, Oil and Gas Export Free Zone (Special Import Provisions) Order, 2003, Merchant Shipping Act, Coastal and Inland Shipping (Cabotage) Act, 2003, Coastal and Inland Shipping (Cabotage) Act, 2003, Customs and Excise Management (Amendment) Act, 2003, Customs Service Conditions of Service