“Abdulai, Taiwo & Co.
is an innovative law firm
which has a good grasp of sophisticated international procedures” IFLR:
1000, year 2009 edition
“As a matter of deliberate policy, the firm has opted to remain as a compact
and seasoned team of counsel that combines its broad commercial law
expertise with the knowledge of local business norms in order to provide
practical and customised solutions to clients requests”.
Legal Expert and consortium member in PPP transactions:
•Representing the Project Sponsor / Developer in B.O.T. Concession with Lagos State Government of Nigeria for the Crescent Island Development & Toll Link Bridge
•Representing World Bank (PPIAF)/Federal Capital Territory Water Board in
Kuje Water Supply PPP Project (OBC);
•Representing Federal Ministry of Technology/PPP Unit of Federal Ministry of
Finance/Central Bank of Nigeria/Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST) in
Transaction Advisory Services for Nigeria Postal Services (NIPOST) Financial
Inclusion PPP Project;
• Representing Federal Government of Nigeria, Ministry of Transport
(Aviation) in Transaction Advisory Services for PPP Development of an
Aerotropolis (Airport City);
•Representing Federal Government of Nigeria, Ministry of Transport
(Aviation) in Transaction Advisory Services for PPP Development of
•Representing the Project Sponsor in B.O.T. Concession with the Delta State
Government of Nigeria for the Warri/Effurum Improvement of Water Supply
• Representing the Project Sponsor in B.O.T. Concession with the Niger State
Government of Nigeria for the Minna/Suleja Water Supply Services;
•Representing the Project Sponsor in B.O.T. Concession with Enugu State
Government of Nigeria for the Enugu improvement of Water Supply Services;
•Representing Marina Express Train Services as Project Sponsor in the DFBOT
Concession with the Lagos State Government of Nigeria for the Lagos Metro
Rail Transit (Red Line);
•Representing the Project Sponsor in the Adiyan Water Supply Scheme Phase 2
– pending RFP bid for B.O.T. Concession with Lagos State Government of
•Representing the Project Sponsor in the Gwagwalada Infrastructure and
Housing Development PPP Project with the Federal Government of Nigeria –
Federal Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development;
•Legal Advisers to Project Sponsor in the Co-location and rebuilding of
100,000 barrels-per-day refinery in Joint-Venture with the Nigeria National
•Solicitors to the Project Sponsors of the CG-Eko Ventures LLP – a PPP with
Lagos State Govt.
•Representing the Project Sponsor in the Marina Quayside Development project
which is a PPP Concession with the Federal Govt. of Nigeria & Lagos State
Govt. as Stakeholder grantors.
•Arbitration Counsel to Procter and Gamble;
•Dispute Resolution Counsel to the F.I.R.S;
•Dispute Resolution Counsel to The Nigeria Stock Exchange;
•Dispute Resolution Counsel to Asset Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON);
•Dispute Resolution Counsel to Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).
•Dispute Resolution Counsel to Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corpn.
Banking & Finance/Capital Market
•Transaction Counsel for Special Placement of 10 Billion Shares in The
•Transaction Counsel for Private Placement of 4 Billion Shares in Mutual
Benefits Assurance Plc;
•Solicitors to the Issuer and Fund Manager in the Initial Public Offer of 1
Billion Units of Afrinvest Mutual Fund;
•Solicitors to Shelter Afrique, as Lender, in project finance facility to
Afro-Asia Shelter International for NGN55 Billion funding 3,000 Housing
•Solicitors to Presco Plc, as borrower, in NGN 23 Billion Medium Term
Agriculture Loan arranged by Stanbic IBTC Bank, (member of the Standard Bank
•Solicitors to the Southern Sun Hotel as borrower, for USD12.75 Million
Acquisition Loan Refinancing Facility from Absa Bank (member of Barclays
•Solicitors to The Infrastructure Bank, as Finance Arranger for NGN9.85
Billion Warri/Effurum Water Supply PPP Concession with Delta State Govt.
•Solicitors to SME Venture Capital Investment, Fund Manager, in the Initial
Public Offer of Prince Real Estate Investment Notes (REITS);
Some M&A transactions include:
•Representing the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) as vendor for the privatization sales of Afam Power Plc & Afam Three Fast Power Ltd.
•Representing P&G, as vendor, for the Sale and hive-off of VICKS plant and
business assets in Nigeria;
•Representing Radmed Diagnostics Ltd., as vendor, for 100% Sale and Buyout
by Skipper Ltd;
• Legal due diligence counsel to Siat for concurrent Buyout and Acquisition
of all shares in Ayip-Eku Oil Palm Company Ltd.
• Representing Emzor Pharmaceuticals Ltd., targetco., in a USD23 Million
Private Equity investment
Awards and Global Recognitions:
• “IFLR:1000 – Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Lawyers” years 1992 –
• “Chambers Global – Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers for Business”
years 2005 – 2019;
• “Legal 500 (EMEA) – The Clients Guide to the best law Firms” years 2005 –
• “Who’s Who Legal Nigeria” years 2009 – 2019;
• 2013 Winner “African Quality Service Award for Corporate Legal Practice”
in the African Governance and Corporate Leadership Awards, by the Institute
for Government Research and Leadership Technology;
• “LegalsFinest” (Trademarks) years 2014 – 2017;
• “LegalsFinest” (Patents) years 2014 – 2017;
ATC Staff News
• Chief Ladi Taiwo appointed Chairman, Legal Committee of
the National Council on Privatisation .
• Akin Osinbajo invited to serve on the Board of the oldest
Merchant Bank in Nigeria, as a Non-executive Director.
• Akin Osinbajo conferred with status of Senior Advocate of
Nigeria (S.A.N), equivalent of Queen’s Counsel in the U.K. Akin Osinbajo has
also been appointed a member “Body of Benchers of Nigeria” the highest
ranking body of the legal community.
• Alayo Ogunbiyi continues her CSR initiative as an adjunct
assessor at the Nigerian Law School.
• Babajide Idowu is currently on legal support secondment
by ATC to the local subsidiary of a top-tier “Fortune 500” company.
• Bunmi Binitie quietly retains her evangelical passion as
a Jehovah Witness.
Ayomide Akinyemi And Roselyn Alalade
The New Associate Counsel To Join The
Abdulai, Taiwo & Co. Team. Rita Coker joins the IP department.