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David Tatge Included in Presenters of Factoring and Model Law for Nigerian Lawmakers

Multiple Publications

David B. Tatge, a Member of the Firm in the Corporate Services, Health Care and Life Sciences, and Litigation practices, in the firm’s Washington, DC, office, was mentioned in multiple publications on the topic of the Nigerian government passing factoring legislation.

Following is an excerpt from The Guardian, “Lawmakers Pledge Enactment of Law On Factoring,” by Chijioke Nelson.

The absence of enabling law on factoring in the country may soon be over as members of the Banking Committee of the Nigerian Senate and the Banking and Currency Committee of the House of Representatives have pledged to accelerate the process of enactment.

The factoring bill, which is currently in the nation’s legislative chamber, would be given attention to ensure that it will be passed into law by the first quarter of 2018, going by the pledge.

Factoring is a financing method in which a business owner sells accounts receivable at a discount to a third-party funding source to raise capital.

The lawmakers made the pledge during the sensitisation meetings on the Model Law on Factoring, which the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), together with the Nigerian Export Import Bank (NEXIM) and the Nigeria Factoring Working Group held with the committees and representatives of the Central Bank of Nigeria. …

Afreximbank provided the resource persons who made presentations on factoring and on the model law, including Peter Mulroy, Secretary General of FCI, the leading factoring and receivables finance association; and David Tatge, from law firm of Epstein, Becker and Green from the United States.

Related reading:

BizNis Africa, “Nigerian Legislative Committees pledge for Factoring Law,” by Zweli Sikhakhane.

All Africa, "Nigeria: Lawmakers Pledge Enactment of Law On Factoring," by Chijioke Nelson.