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Announcement - New member of the Lawyer Network in Nigeria

Published: 18 March 2014

The Lawyer Network is delighted to announce that Tayo Oyetibo of 'Tayo Oyetibo & Co.' has joined the Lawyer Network. Tayo has joined the Lawyer Network as our exclusive Dispute Resolution member in Nigeria.

Tayo Oyetibo, SAN is the founder and Chief Counsel of Tayo Oyetibo & Co. a multi service Law Firm that provides legal services to a wide variety of clients, ranging from large corporate organizations to private individuals with personal legal issues that require close attention and utmost confidentiality. The Firm is well-known as one of the leading law firms in Nigeria in the area of Dispute Resolution, particularly Litigation and Forensic Advocacy.

The Firm prides itself in its widely acknowledged reputation for integrity, professional competence and devotion to clients’ service. The fundamental principle guiding the Firm in its practice is to use its best endeavours at all times to protect the interests of its clients in accordance with the law and maintain utmost confidentiality in the handling of the clients’ affairs.

Tayo graduated from the University of Lagos in 1982 where he obtained his Bachelor of Laws Degree with Second Class Honours Upper Division. He thereafter proceeded to the Nigerian Law School, Lagos, for his professional training, which he completed in 1983 and obtained the Certificate of Call to the Bar with Second Class Honours Upper Division. He was the best student in Criminal Procedure at the Nigerian Law School in 1983 and won Justice Lionel Brett’s Prize for that purpose. He was called to the Bar in July 1983.

A consummate advocate, reputed for his integrity and professional skills in the area of dispute resolution, particularly litigation and arbitration, Tayo Oyetibo was conferred with the prestigious rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) in 2003, which is a rank reserved for legal practitioners who have attained distinction in legal practice in Nigeria.

Tayo has a wealth of experience in dealing with complex litigations and most of the cases handled by him are regularly reported in notable law reports in Nigeria. He regularly advises on a broad range of high profile commercial transactions. He has been described in respect of an extradition proceeding as a skilful advocate with great capacity to make a success of an otherwise hopeless situation.

In the area of constitutional law, he was a member of a team of consultants to the National Assembly of Nigeria, appointed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for the First and Second Amendments to the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999, which were carried out in the year 2010.

He is a prolific writer and a highly sought after speaker. He has written many articles on diverse subjects of law and presented papers at various International and Local Law Conferences, Seminars and Workshops. He has since 1995 been a guest lecturer at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Lagos where he delivers a lecture on a topic in practice and procedure once in a year.

In 2007, he was presented with a merit award by the University of Lagos Alumni Association for an outstanding contribution to Law and national development. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Constitutional Rights Project, (CRP) a foremost human rights NGO in Nigeria.

He is listed on page 1044 of WHO’S WHO IN THE 21ST CENTURY Second Edition published by the International Biographical Centre Cambridge England and on page 711 of the new WHO’S WHO in Nigeria Second Edition published by the Nigeria International Biographical Centre.

If you have a requirement in this area, please get in touch with Tayo directly or with the Lawyer Network committee:

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We welcome Tayo to the network and look forward to working with him on future transactions.

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