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Nov 2019

In collaboration with the Lagos Chamber of Commerce International Arbitration Centre (LACIAC), Aluko & Oyebode will be sponsoring and hosting the IBA Arb40 – Young ICCA Workshop on “Computation of Damages” on Tuesday, 10 December 2019. This IBA Arb40 – Young ICCA Workshop will feature panel sessions led by legal practitioners and quantum experts, dedicated …

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Oct 2019

We are pleased to announce that our Partner, Hamid Abdulkareem has been appointed as an officer of the International Bar Association (IBA) Arbitration Committee with effect from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2021. He will co-chair IBA’s under-40 subcommittee (IBA Abr40) during his tenure, along with Anina Liebkind of Baker McKenzie. “This is an …

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Oct 2019

Introduction                               The Supreme Court of Nigeria recently held in the case of Ibrahim v Obaje that a Power of Attorney can transfer interest in land to a donee and that the consent of the Governor is not needed for transfer of title or alienation of rights between private individuals where there is no overriding public …

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Aug 2019

We are pleased to announce that our Partner, Babatunde Fagbohunlu, SAN has been nominated for the African Arbitrator of the Year Award. The inaugural African Arbitration Awards is scheduled to hold in Nairobi on Friday, 30th August 2019 and it is hosted by the East Africa International Arbitration Conference (EAIAC). Co-located with EAIAC 2019, the …

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May 2019 NEWS

Aluko & Oyebode has once again been recognised as a leading law firm in Nigeria. The Firm was ranked as a top-tier firm in six (6) main practice areas that are researched and evaluated by Legal 500 for Nigeria. Noted practice areas include: Banking, Finance and Capital Markets; Commercial, Corporate and M&A; Dispute Resolution; Energy …

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May 2019 NEWS

We congratulate our Associate, Inyene Robert, who has been selected for the 2019 Africa Arbitration Academy, which is scheduled to hold in London. The 2019 cohort is the representation of about 15 countries in Africa. Inyene is an Associate in the Firm’s Litigation, Arbitration and ADR Practice Group. Inyene completed her LL.B programme as the …

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Mar 2019 NEWS

Aluko & Oyebode is delighted to have advised Access Bank Plc (“Access Bank“) on its historic merger with Diamond Bank Plc (“Diamond Bank“). The transaction was executed in furtherance of the implementation, by Access Bank, of its 2018 5-year corporate strategic plan with the vision of becoming Africa’s gateway to the world and the world’s …

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Feb 2019 NEWS

Aluko & Oyebode’s position as a leading Nigerian law firm is reaffirmed in Chambers Global Rankings for 2019. Aluko & Oyebode is the only Nigerian law firm to be given Band 1 rankings in four (4) practice areas in this year’s edition of the Chambers Global. Noted practice areas include Banking and Finance (Band 1); …

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Jan 2019 NEWS

We are delighted to co-sponsor the 2019 Entry Level Associate Training Exercise (ELEVATE). ELEVATE is a practical inter-firm professional development programme collaboratively designed and sponsored by Aluko & Oyebode and 5 other Nigerian law firms for their respective entry-level lawyers as they begin professional careers in corporate and commercial legal practice. The ELEVATE sponsor firms …

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Jan 2019 NEWS

We are proud to sponsor the first Regional Training Workshop on Dispute Management in Africa Infrastructure Projects that was held in Lagos, Nigeria on Friday, 18 January 2019. The workshop was collaboratively executed by the firm of Aluko & Oyebode in conjunction with the Lagos Chamber of Commerce International Arbitration Centre (LACIAC), the Association for Consulting Engineering in Nigeria (ACE) – …

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Dec 2017 NEWS

We are pleased to announce the election of Aluko & Oyebode Partner, Tonye Krukrubo, as the Vice Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK (Nigeria Branch), Port Harcourt Chapter.

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Nov 2017 NEWS

The Partners of Aluko & Oyebode are pleased to announce the admission of Hamid Abdulkareem into the Firm’s Partnership, with effect from 1 January 2018.

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Aug 2016 PUBLICATIONS

The effective means standard defined in the cases of Chevron Corporation and Texaco Petroleum Company v The Republic of Ecuador (‘Chevron’) and White Industries Australia Limited v Republic of India (‘White Industries’ )is increasingly relied upon by investors encountering inordinate delays and disconcerting confusion in the judicial system of a host state.

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Jul 2016 NEWS

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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Nov 2015 NEWS

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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Sep 2015 NEWS

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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Jul 2015 NEWSLETTERS

The Nigerian Bar Association (“NBA”) had on 14 November, 2014 at its National Executive Committee meeting held at Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, approved the affixing of stamps and seals on legal documents prepared by legal practitioners in compliance with Rule 10 of the Rules of Professional Conduct, 2007, (“RPC”).

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Jul 2015 NEWSLETTERS

By virtue of the provisions of Section 254C(1)(f) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (“the Constitution”)[1], the National Industrial Court (the “Court” or “NIC”) is conferred with jurisdiction to adjudicate on disputes relating to or connected with unfair labour practices or international best practices in the Nigerian Labour industry.

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Jul 2015 PUBLICATIONS

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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Jul 2015 NEWSLETTERS

Arbitration is a method of dispute resolution which operates largely outside the state sponsored Court structure often utilized by businesses globally.

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May 2015 NEWS

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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Apr 2015 NEWS

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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Apr 2015 NEWS

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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Mar 2015 NEWS

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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Mar 2015 NEWS

In this interview, Babatunde Fagbohunlu, SAN reviews Africa’s position on the Arbitration…

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Jan 2015 NEWS

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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Dec 2014 NEWS

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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Nov 2014 NEWS

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

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Nov 2014 NEWS

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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Sep 2014 NEWS

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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Jun 2014 NEWS

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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Jan 2012 PUBLICATIONS

Aluko & Oyebode achieves 18 listings across the following nine section of its practice in the recent release of the Who’s Who Legal Awards.

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Oct 2007 NEWSLETTERS

This edition of the IP Newsletter contains the following articles Court Resolves Trademark Suit Against Three Companies; NAFDAC Re-opens Onitsha Drug Market; Nigerian Copyright Commission & EFCC Unite to Combat Piracy; Update on Guiness Nigeria Plc and NAFDAC’s Fight Over Adulterated Product; Kano State Government Sues Pfizer, Nigerian Customs Service Arrest Two Vehicles with Contraband; NAFDAC Arrest 30 Persons Over Fake Products and Nigeria Trademarks Registry and Report From The Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition (ACC) Meeting.

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Oct 2007 PUBLICATIONS

PROPOSED UNIFORM STATE ARBITRATION AND CONCILIATION BILL. ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS. PART 1

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Oct 2007 PUBLICATIONS

Amended report from the National Committee on the Reform and Harmonisation of Arbitration and ADR Laws in Nigeria

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Oct 2007 PUBLICATIONS

Acknowledgements from the members of the National Committee on the Reform of Nigeria’s Arbitration and ADR Laws

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Nov 2006 NEWS

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

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Oct 2006 NEWS

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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Sep 2006 NEWS

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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Aug 2006 NEWS

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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Jul 2006 NEWS

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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Jun 2006 PUBLICATIONS

This article appeared in the 2006 edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Intnl Arbitration 2006 ; published and reproduced with kind permission by Global Legal Group Ltd, London and was authored by Babatunde J Fagbohunlu and Mark Mordi

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Jun 2006 NEWS

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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