Simeon Obidairo


Simeon has a passion for assisting clients in resolving routine to complex compliance issues facing their organisations.


Simeon leads the Corporate Governance and Compliance practice. In his work on behalf of clients in a variety of sectors, he draws upon his wealth of experience gained working for several prestigious organisations. He has worked at the World Health Organization in Geneva, the World Bank in Washington, and the African Development Bank in Tunis on the broad area of governance in bank-funded projects. He also served as a Senior Counsel with the Independent Inquiry Committee investigating allegations of fraud and corruption in the United Nations ‘oil-for-food’ programme.

  • University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies, PhD, 2008
  • New York University School of Law, LLM, 2003
  • Nigerian Law School, 1999
  • University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies, LLB, 1998
Speeches & Publications
  • Publications:
  • “International Fraud & Asset Tracing”, (with Chisom Nnabuihe, Adeola Fari-Arole), The European Lawyer Reference – Third edition 2015, General Editor Simon Bushell, Latham & Watkins
  • “The Corporate Governance Review”, (with Ajibola Asolo), Law Business Research – Third Edition, Editor Willem JL Calkoen
  • “Transnational Corruption and Corporation: Regulating Bribery Through Corporate Liability”, 2013