Benjamin Obidegwu hands over as CMSA Chairman

After the commendable and extremely successful 2 year tenure of our Managing Partner, Mr Benjamin Obidegwu FCTI as the Chairman of the Capital Market Solicitors Association, he passed the baton of leadership to Mr Chike Obianwu Partner at Templars, yesterday, 23rd September 2021. Through the comments by the chairman, Board of Trustees and many other […]


The Lagos State Government through the Lands Bureau has announced new sets of guidelines for the various property documentations ranging from application for certificate of occupancy, regularization, excision, consent, etc. in the state.The Comprehensive guide which is now released introduces new reforms, one of which is the Integrated Land Administration Automation System, creation of a […]

Presentation By Benjamin Obidegwu At SEC Enlightenment Programme for Federal Lawmakers

INTRODUCING CMSAThe Capital Market Solicitors’ Association is an independent self-regulatory association of solicitors and commercial law firms engaged in capital market practice. The aim of the Association is to address the marginalization of Solicitors in capital market operations vis-à-vis other professionals, such as Accountants, Brokers and Stockbrokers. It is set up primarily as a platform […]

2020 Annual CMSA Business Luncheon

15th September, 2020 played host to the Annual Business Luncheon of the Capital Markets Solicitors Association (CMSA). The theme for this year’s event; Financial Opportunities in the Capital Market – An Aid to improving the Nigerian Healthcare Sector. The event held virtually for the first time and had hundreds of attendees connected from various parts […]

Nigerian Institute of Chartered Arbitrators 2019 Awards Ceremony

Hermon Legal Practitioners‘ Managing Partner, Mr. Benjamin Obidegwu, will, today being the 14th of November, 2019 and on the 15th of November, 2019, moderate the session on the AfCTA and its implication on Arbitration (ADR) Development in Africa; Challenges, Opportunities and Expectations at the 40th Anniversary Conference of the Nigerian Institute of Chartered Arbitrators at […]

The Mandatory Requirement Of CITN Stamp And Seal On All Tax Returns To Be Filed With FIRS

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) via its letter referenced FIRS/EC/MISC/5435/18/57, dated April 23, 2018 directed that only Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN)’s stamp and seal for the purpose of filing tax returns on behalf of taxpayers with FIRS shall be recognized by FIRS with effect from January 2, 2019. However, an exception […]

New Capital Base For Insurance Companies In Nigeria

The National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) has announced the recapitalization of insurance and reinsurance companies, an exercise that was last carried out between years 2005/2007 in the insurance industry. This was disclosed in a circular released yesterday, Monday, the 20th of May, 2019 in Abuja. The minimum capital base for the following lines of insurance businesses […]