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FG Grants Pioneer Status to 27 Industries, issues New Application Guidelines

On Monday 7th August 2017, the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment (“FMITI”) announced the addition of 27 new industries to the list of pioneer status industries/products. 

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Aluko & Oyebode Partner, Chukwuka Ikwuazom Elected Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, Lagos Branch

We are pleased to announce the election of Aluko & Oyebode Partner, Chukwuka Ikwuazom, as the Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, Lagos Branch.

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The CBN Releases Exposure Draft on the Regulatory Framework for Private Asset Management Companies

In line with its mandate to promote a sound financial system in Nigeria, the Central Bank of Nigeria (the “CBN”) on 14 June 2017 released a circular titled “Exposure Draft of the Framework for Licencing, Regulation and Supervision of Private Asset Management Companies in Nigeria”.

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Draft Business Continuity Regulations for the NESI

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) in exercise of powers conferred on it by section 96 of the Electric Power Sector Reform Act, 2005 (EPSRA) has developed a draft “Business Continuity for the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry Regulations, 2017” (the draft “Regulations”) to provide business continuity measures for the smooth running of the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI).

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Aluko & Oyebode wins prestigious Private Equity Africa Award

Aluko & Oyebode is pleased to announce that it has won the Exceptional Single Deal Advisor of the Year Award at the Private Equity Africa Awards 2017 (PEA Awards).  This award represents the firm’s maiden recognition from PEA Awards.

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Aluko & Oyebode to host the Maiden Edition of the International Trademark Association (INTA) Africa Roundtable

Following the success of the INTA first regional meeting in Africa titled “Building Africa with Brands”, held in Cape Town, South Africa, INTA has introduced the Roundtable (usually hosted in U.S cities) to Africa for the first time. 

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Aluko & Oyebode Senior Associate, Funmilayo Otsemobor Appointed Secretary of the Banking, Finance and Insolvency Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association Section on Business Law

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Aluko & Oyebode Senior Associate, Funmilayo Otsemobor, as the Secretary of the Banking, Finance and Insolvency Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association Section on Business Law.

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Aluko & Oyebode Partner, Ayodeji Oyetunde Appointed Vice Chairman of the Capital Markets Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association Section on Business Law

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Aluko & Oyebode Partner, Ayodeji Oyetunde, as the Vice Chairman of the Capital Markets Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association Section on Business Law.

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Aluko & Oyebode Given Top Rankings in Chambers Global 2017

We are proud to announce that Aluko & Oyebode has been recognised as a leading firm in the 2017 Edition of Chambers Global. 

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Aluko & Oyebode Partner, Ayodeji Oyetunde and Associate, Lotanna Nwodo author the Nigeria Chapter of the Director’s Liability: A Worldwide Review Third Edition

The Companies and Allied Matters Act1 is the basic law that regulates the legal existence and operation of all companies in Nigeria. However, there are other laws which apply to companies depending on whether they are private or public companies; 

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Aluko & Oyebode advises the Joint Lead Managers in connection with the US$800 Million Eurobond Issuance by IHS Netherlands Holdco B.V.

Aluko & Oyebode acted as Nigerian Legal Counsel to the Joint Lead Managers, Citibank Global Markets Limited, Goldman Sachs International and Standard Chartered Bank in connection with the US$800 Million eurobond issuance by IHS Netherlands Holdco B.V., the holding company of IHS Nigeria Limited, which is the largest mobile telecommunications infrastructure provider in Africa.

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Aluko & Oyebode named Property, Infrastructure & Construction Team of the Year at Law Digest Africa Awards 2016

Aluko & Oyebode was recognized as the Property, Infrastructure and Construction Team of the Year at this year’s Law Digest Africa Awards held in November 4th at the Oriental Hotel in Lagos, Nigeria.

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Aluko & Oyebode Advises Access Bank Plc on its US$300 Million Eurobond Issuance

Aluko & Oyebode acted as Nigerian counsel to Access Bank Plc (“the Bank”) on its recent US$300 Million Eurobond issuance under the Bank’s US$1,000,000,000.00 Global Medium Term Note Programme.

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Aluko & Oyebode Given Top Rankings in IFLR1000 2017

We are delighted to announce that the reputable legal guide IFLR1000 has recommended Aluko & Oyebode as a top tier law firm in seven practice areas in its global ranking for 2017:

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Aluko & Oyebode triumphs as Law Firm of the Year at the ESQ Nigerian Legal Awards 2016

Aluko & Oyebode triumphed at the ESQ Nigerian Legal Awards 2016, being named the Law Firm of the Year and the Telecommunications Team of the Year. 

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Aluko & Oyebode shortlisted in three categories at the 2016 Law Digest Africa Awards

We are delighted to be a finalist in this year's edition of the Law Digest Africa Awards. We have been shortlisted in three categories:

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Aluko & Oyebode advises 8 Miles LLP, African Capital Alliance Limited and DEG on their US$80 Million Equity Investment in Beloxxi Industries Limited

Aluko & Oyebode acted as Nigerian counsel to a consortium consisting of Sub-Saharan Africa-focused 8 Miles LLP, West Africa-focused African Capital Alliance Limited and DEG, the German development finance institution in relation to its US$80 Million equity...

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Aluko & Oyebode shortlisted for African Law Firm of the Year (Large Practice) for third year in a row at African Legal Awards 2016

We are proud to have been shortlisted for African Legal Awards 2016 - African Law Firm of the Year (Large Practice) for 3rd year in a row. 

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Aluko & Oyebode Partner, Mark Mordi and Senior Associate, Ngo-Martins Okonmah author the Nigeria Chapter of The Intellectual Property Review, 5th Edition

Nigeria offers protection for a range of intellectual property rights including copyrights, trademarks, patents and designs. Being largely an importer of technology and finished products, trademark rights remains the most significant...

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Aluko & Oyebode advises Vitol S.A and Helios Investment Partners on Acquisition of the Downstream and Retail Businesses of the Oando Group

Aluko & Oyebode acted as Nigerian counsel to a consortium consisting of Vitol S.A and Helios Investment Partners in relation to the acquisition of the downstream and retail businesses of Oando Plc, a leading Nigerian integrated energy company.

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Aluko & Oyebode Partner, Tunde Fagbohunlu SAN, John Miles and Kamal Shah co-authors ‘Arbitration in Africa: A Review of Key Jurisdictions’

Tunde Fagbohunlu SAN (Partner, Head of Litigation, Arbitration and ADR Groups, Aluko & Oyebode, Nigeria), John Miles (Managing Director of JMiles & Co, Nairobi) and Kamal Shah (Partner, Head of the Africa Group, Stephenson Harwood, London) have co-authored this comprehensive account of arbitration in key jurisdictions in Africa. The book was written in conjunction with leading African arbitrators and lawyers.

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The Fizzing Final: The 14th Bankole Olumide Aluko (BOA) Football Tournament

The 14th Bankole Olumide Aluko (BOA) Football Tournament Closing Ceremony as was much expected, came to a successful end. he closing ceremony as usual opened with the third-place playoff match as it was last year between Aluko & Oyebode and Tayo Oyetibo & Co/Bayo Osipitan & Co. 

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Aluko & Oyebode Partner, Oghogho Makinde author the Nigeria Chapter of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Environment & Climate Change Law 2016

The Nigerian State has an objective to improve and protect the air, land, water, forest and wildlife of Nigeria.  The National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (Establishment) Act, 2007 (“NESREA Act”) is the primary environmental legislation in Nigeria. 

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Aluko & Oyebode Given Top Rankings in Legal 500 EMEA 2016

We are delighted to announce that Aluko & Oyebode has been ranked a top-tier Nigerian law firm by Legal 500 EMEA 2016 in four practice area

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Aluko & Oyebode Given Top Rankings in Chambers Global 2016

We are proud to announce that Aluko & Oyebode has been recognised as a leading firm in Chambers Global 2016 with Band 1 Rankings in 4 Practice Areas:

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The 14th Bankole Olumide Aluko Football Tournament Kicks Off

The Bankole Olumide Aluko (BOA) Football Tournament is the 5-A-Side Annual Football Tournament played in honour of one of our Founding Partners, Late Bankole Aluko Olumide, SAN.

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Aluko & Oyebode Wins Multiple Awards at the Law Digest Africa Awards

We are pleased to announce that Aluko & Oyebode has been declared the winner of the following Law Digest Africa Awards:

•    Law Firm of the Year 2015; and
•    Litigation and Dispute Resolution Team of the Year 2015.

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Simeon Obidairo of Aluko & Oyebode to speak at the 3rd Annual Cross-Border Litigation And Asset Recovery Forum 2015

Simeon Obidairo to speak on "International Co-operation in Fraud and other Economic Crime Investigation, Use of Mutual Assistance and Multi-Jurisdictional Asset Freezing Orders” at the 3rd Annual Cross-Border Litigation And Asset Recovery Forum 2015, 5 November 2015, Lagos, Nigeria.

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Aluko & Oyebode Given Top Rankings in IFLR1000 2016

We are delighted to announce that IFLR1000 2016 has recommended Aluko & Oyebode as a top tier law firm in seven practice areas:

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Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) Conferment Announcement

We are pleased to announce that our Partner, Adeniyi Adegbonmire, has been conferred with the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) by the Nigerian Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee. He was sworn-in by the Chief Justice of Nigeria at the Supreme Court, Abuja on 21st September 2015.

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National Industrial Court of Nigeria Alternative Dispute Resolutions Centre Rules and Centre Instruments 2015

On 7th April, 2015, the President of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (‘NIC’) made 2 (two) subsidiary instruments with commencement dates of 6th April, 2015,

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Drawing the Curtains on the BOA Football Tournament 2015

The Bankole Olumide Aluko (BOA) Football Tournament 2015 was a huge success. The closing ceremony started with the third place play-off match between Aluko & Oyebode and Tayo Oyetibo & Co./Bayo Osipitan & Co. 

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Gbenga Oyebode, MFR “Lawyer in the News” featured in Law Digest, Issue 8, Spring 2015

Mr. Gbenga Oyebode, MFR is a founding Partner of Aluko & Oyebode and is also the Chairman of the management board of Aluko & Oyebode. Over the years, Mr. Oyebode has development significant experience in project finance, corporate law, energy and natural resource, telecommunications and aviation law...

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Aluko & Oyebode Advises SEPLAT on US$1.7 BILLION CREDIT FACILITIES

luko & Oyebode acted as Nigerian Legal Counsel to Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc (“the Borrower”) in connection with the provision of credit facilities to the Borrower by a syndicate of...

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Aluko & Oyebode Partner, Uche Nwokocha on How to Avoid Pitfalls When Investing in Africa

In an interview featured in International Trademark Association (INTA) Daily News, Aluko & Oyebode Partner, Uche Nwokocha spoke...

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Aluko & Oyebode advises on Guinness Nigeria Plc’s N10 Billion Commercial Paper Programme

Aluko & Oyebode acted as Transaction Counsel on the inaugural N10 Billion Commercial Paper Programme established by Guinness Nigeria Plc, a subsidiary of Diageo Plc.

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Webinar: Key Legal Issues in Nigerian Project Finance

We are pleased to invite you to a webinar jointly hosted by Norton Rose Fulbright & Aluko & Oyebode on some of the emerging trends and key legal issues in project finance transactions in Nigeria.

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Aluko & Oyebode Given Top Rankings in The Legal 500 EMEA 2015

We are delighted to announce that The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2015 has recommended Aluko & Oyebode as a top tier law firm in four practice areas:

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Aluko & Oyebode Given Top Rankings in Chambers Global 2015 Guide

We are delighted to announce the release of the Chambers Global 2015 Guide and that Aluko & Oyebode is, once again, the only Nigerian law firm to be ranked in Band 1 in all practice areas assessed in Nigeria.

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Africa On The Global Arbitration Map: Are We Truly Prepared? - Babatunde Fagbohunlu, SAN featured in ESQ Legal Practice Magazine

In this interview, Babatunde Fagbohunlu, SAN reviews Africa's position on the Arbitration...

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GAR100 RATES A&O AMONGST TOP ARBITRATION LAW FIRMS IN THE WORLD

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Aluko & Oyebode Obtains Justice for Murdered Gambian Journalist, Deyda Hydara at the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice

Ten years after the gruesome murder of Deyda Hydara, the Government of The Gambia was held liable for failure to carry out a proper investigation into the murder of Deyda Hydara and the culture of impunity and denial of freedom of expression in The Gambia.

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The Bankole Olumide Aluko Football Tournament kicks off on Sunday 1st March 2015

The Bankole Olumide Aluko (“BOA”) 5-A-Side Football Tournament, otherwise known as the Lawyers’ League, is a yearly football tournament set up to commemorate the life of the late BOA, a founding Partner of Aluko & Oyebode.

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Aluko & Oyebode Admits 2 New Partners

The Partners of Aluko & Oyebode are pleased to announce the admission of Mrs. Olujoke Aliu and Mr. Ayodeji Oyetunde into the Partnership of the Firm.

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Aluko & Oyebode Advises AXA on its €198 Million Acquisition of a Majority Stake in Mansard Insurance Plc

Aluko & Oyebode has advised AXA, a global insurance and asset management group, in connection with its successful acquisition of 100% of Assur Africa Holdings which hold a 77% equity stake in Mansard Insurance Plc (“Mansard”) from Africinvest, DEG, ADP, FMO and Proparco for €198 Million (US$246 Million).

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Aluko & Oyebode advises on Healthcare Project of the Year 2014

The Calabar Specialist Hospital Project has been named the Healthcare Project of the Year 2014 by the World Finance Magazine.

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Aluko & Oyebode participates in Run For A Cure 2014

Over the years, our firm has consciously embarked on CSR programmes and initiatives. From 2009 to date, Aluko & Oyebode has supported the ‘Run for a Cure’ programme initiated by Child Survival and Development Organisation of Nigeria (CS-DON) in its effort to raise awareness about Breast, Child and Cervical Cancer in Nigeria and also provide testing and treatment equipment to help give hope to people battling cancer.

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Aluko & Oyebode Wins Multiple Awards at the ESQ Nigerian Legal Awards Ceremony 2014

Aluko & Oyebode won the highly prestigious Law Firm of the Year Award at the ESQ Nigerian Legal Awards Ceremony 2014, which took place on Thursday, 18th September 2014.

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Aluko & Oyebode Partner bags Managing IP Award

Uche Nwokocha, Partner & Head of the Intellectual Property department at Aluko & Oyebode, received the award of IP Star of 2014 at the INTA Annual Meeting in Hong Kong held in May 2014.
 
 
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Aluko & Oyebode Partner appointed as a member of the LCIA Court

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Babatunde Fagbohunlu, SAN (Head of Litigation and Arbitration/ADR) to the LCIA Court.

 

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Aluko & Oyebode staff represents Nigeria at the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP)

The International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program. Through short-term visits to the United States, current and emerging foreign leaders in a variety of fields experience this country firsthand and cultivate lasting relationships with their American counterparts.

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Aluko & Oyebode partnership announcement

The Partners of Aluko & Oyebode are pleased to announce the admission of Mr. Oludare Senbore into the Partnership of the Firm.

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Aluko & Oyebode receives Commendation Award for promoting the culture of Pro Bono in Nigeria.

Aluko & Oyebode received a commendation award for promoting the Pro Bono culture in Nigeria at the Lagos Public Interest Law Partnership (LPILP) Dinner/Launch of the Pro Bono Trust Fund with the theme, “Building a Culture of Pro Bono in Nigeria” on Friday, April 11, 2014

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Managing Partner appointed as an ambassador for Wimboard

The board of Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ), appointed the Managing partner of Aluko & Oyebode, Mr. Gbenga Oyebode as an ambassador for Wimboard at their ongoing 2012 conference.Read more

Aluko & Oyebode sponsors London's First Financial Law Forum Africa - IFLR Africa Forum 2012

Aluko & Oyebode was one of the sponsors at the recently concluded IFLR Africa forum in London.

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Editorial - Chamber & Partners

The firm has once again been identified as a top law firm in Nigeria in the Banking & Finance and Energy & Natural Resources and Corporate/Commercial areas of the practice The is a result of the world class service rendered by Aluko & Oyebode.

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National ICT Policy

The National ICT Policy draft.

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Buying into Africa, an interview with Managing Partner, Gbenga Oyebode

Managing Partner, Gbenga Oyebode speaks on Challenges Investors should be ready for in Africa.

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Vacancy

The Lagos office has open positions for Senior Associates in its Litigation/ADR Practice Group

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Aluko & Oyebode is delighted to announce the elevation of Mr. Chukwuka Ikwuazom and Mr. Reginald Udom as Partners of the firm with effect from 1st January, 2011. 7 February 2011

Aluko & Oyebode is delighted to announce the elevation of Mr. Chukwuka Ikwuazom and Mr. Reginald Udom as Partners of the firm with effect from 1st January, 2011.

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Law Firm of the Year 2010

Aluko & Oyebode has been named Nigeria Law Firm of the Year 2010 in the Who’s Who Legal Awards. With the benefit of over 12 years of independent research, Who’s Who Legal used the thousands of nominations it has received from clients and private practice professionals to identify the leading firms and individuals in 31 practice areas, as well as the top firm in over 50 countries and five US states.

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Court fixes May 27 for adoption of briefs in oil block dispute

Court fixes May 27 for adoption of briefs in oil block dispute The Guardian - Nigeria - Lagos,Nigeria ... Chief Robert Clarke SAN with whom was Babatunde Fagbonhunlu SAN, of Aluko and Oyebode law firms. But before the court admitted the said documents, ...

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The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Environmental Law 2007 A practical insight to cross-border Environmental Law

This article appeared in the 2007 edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Environmental Law 2007 ; published and reproduced with kind permission by Global Legal Group Ltd, London (www.iclg.co.uk) and was authored by Oghogho Makinde and Temitayo Adegok.

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The International Comparative Legal Guide to: PFI / PPP Projects 2007 A practical insight to cross-border PFI / PPP Projects work

"This article first appeared in the 2007 edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: PFI / PPP Projects; published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London (www.iclg.co.uk) authored by Gbenga Oyebode and Oghogho Makinde"

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The International Comparative Legal Guide to Securitisation 2006 - NIGERIA

The International Comparative Legal Guide to Securitisation 2006 - NIGERIA - this article appeared in the 2006 edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Securitisation; published and reproduced with the kind permission of Global Legal Group Ltd, London, www.iclg.co.uk

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The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Environmental Law 2006 A practical insight to cross-border Environmental Law

This article appeared in the 2006 edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Environmental Law 2006 ; published and reproduced with kind permission by Global Legal Group Ltd, London (www.iclg.co.uk) and was authored by Oghogho Makinde and Bukola Ayanbule

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IBA Biennial Conference 2006. Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources & Infrastructure Law (SEERIL)

Mr. Gbenga Oyebode was the Chair at the Orientation Session of the IBA Biennial Conference 2006 Rome. The session was designed to provide an introduction and overview of areas of practise that will be addressed in greater depth on more specific topics during the Conference.

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New Regional Representatives for YIAG

The LCIA is delighted to announce that the following Regional Representatives were appointed in February 2006 for a three year term: Africa: Adesina Salawu - Aluko & Oyebode

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National Committee on the Reform and Harmonisation of Arbitration & ADR Laws

Mr. Babatunde Fagbohunlu was recently appointed Secretary to the National Committee on the Reform and Harmonisation of Arbitration & ADR Laws.

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The Eighth Annual Africa Business Conference organised by the Africa Business Club of Harvard Business School

Mr. Gbenga Oyebode was a member of the panel on "Agricultural and Rural Development" at the Eighth Annual Africa Business Conference organised by the Africa Business Club of Harvard Business School on the 18th of February, 2006.

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13th Annual Wharton Africa Business Forum

Mr. Gbenga Oyebode was a member of the panel on "Entrepreneurship & Leadership" at the 13th Annual Wharton Business Forum organised by the Wharton Africa Business Forum at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. The Forum took place at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, on the 19th of November, 2005. Over 30 speakers including CEO's, policy makers and academics participated in the Forum. The objective of the panel on Entrepreneurship & Leadership was to present each panellist’s individual experiences with entrepreneurship and leadership in Africa, including challenges faced, successes, and overall insights on the African business environment and to discuss entrepreneurial opportunities and challenges within the current African economic environment.

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West Africa: Ecowas Declares Support for Bauxite Mining At Kibi-Atiwa - Minister

THE MINISTER of Regional Cooperation and NEPAD, Dr. Konadu Apraku, has said that the Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) has recommended that member states should jointly undertake the processing of the huge bauxite deposits in Kibi-Atewa and Nyinahin to supply raw materials for the Aluminum Smelting factory in Tema (VALCO) and the Aluminum Smelting Company at Ikot-Abasi, in Nigeria.

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Nigeria: Privatisation - FG, Oil Workers Agree On Refineries

The Federal Government and oil workers' unions have reached an agreement to privatise the nation's four refineries. The pact may have successfully nipped in the bud, a planned nationwide strike by oil workers to protest the sale of the ailing plants.

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Nigeria: Port Reform - Maritime Workers Give Strike Notice Over Retrenchment Fears

Ports industry which for years has enjoyed relative peace may soon be engulfed in crisis as members of the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) may go on strike to protest the ongoing port concessioning in the country.

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