Alayo Ogunbiyi
LL.B[Unilag];
Partner

ALAYO OGUNBIYI joined Abdulai, Taiwo & Co. in 1992 has been a partner of A. T. & Co. since 2001. Admitted Nigeria Bar, 1992.

 

Education: Educated at University of Lagos (LL.B. Honours, 1991); Nigerian Law School (Certificate of the Council of Legal Education, 1992).

 

Languages: ENGLISH (excellent in speaking, reading and writing)

 

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

 

Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria; Member, Nigerian Bar Association; Member, International Bar Association.

 

COUNTRIES OF WORK EXPERIENCE:    Nigeria

 

LANGUAGES:    ENGLISH (excellent in speaking, reading and writing).

 

OTHER TRAINING

 

On-the-job training and experience is complimented with external training programmes, including:

 

*          Development Bank of South Africa and Agence Francaise de Development: “Private Public Partnerships and Project Finance Training” 2008

*          Jeff & O’Brien: “Public Private Partnership – Concession and Financing of Infrastructure Projects”; 2008

*          Shelter-Afrique: “Private Public Partnerships for Housing”; Algiers, 2007

*          Regal Exchange: “Pan African Project Finance & Concession Finance”; 2005;

*          United Nations Institute of Training & Research (UNITAR): “Capital Markets Development in Emerging Markets”; 2004

*          Lagos Business School: “Financing the Real Estate Industry in Nigeria” 2005;

*          Securities and Exchange Commission “Public Offering of Securities”; 2003;

*          PSTG Personal Skills Training Group “Motivation and Teamwork”; 2006;

*          Association of Issuing Houses of Nigeria (AIHN): “Mergers & Acquisition as Tool for Economic Growth”; 2005;

*          International Bar Association: “Developing Energy & Mining Projects in Emerging Markets”; 2006

 

In-House Training Applications of Euromoney Self-Study Work Books:

*          “Project Finance: Practical Case Studies – Power & Water”; 2005

*          Project Finance: Practical Case Studies – Resources and Infrastructure”; 2005

 

EMPLOYMENT RECORDS

 

She is the Chair of Banking and Finance practice of the firm.

Ms. Ogunbiyi was admitted into the firm of Abdulai, Taiwo & Co. in 1992, and was elevated to the status of Senior Associate in 1999, and Partner in 2002.

 

 

PRACTICE AREAS

 

Capital Market; Securities Project Finance; Real Property transactions; Banking & Finance; Bond Issues; Privatisation; Immigration; Corporate/Commercial (including M&A); Tax;

 

Alayo is rated by LAW BUSINESS RESEARCH LTD., of U. K. in Who’s Who Legal Nigeria as a Leader in Capital Market and Corporate Finance. www.who’swholegal.com

 

EXPERIENCE

 

* Alayo is rated in “Who’sWho Legal Nigeria” 2018, as a Leader in Capital Market and Corporate Finance;

 

* Alayo is rated as a leader in Banking and Finance by “Chambers Global-Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers for Business”, 2018;

 

* Alayo is rated as a leading lawyer in Banking and Finance by;

Legal 500(EMEA)”, 2017.

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

* Contributing Author to “Doing Business in 2010” published ne IFC-World Bank.;

* Contributing Author of the NIGERIA Country report in “Investing Across Borders” (World Bank);

 

 * Shares Buy-Back An Overview being a paper presented at the Nigeria Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers, Annual Conference, 2008;

* Co-Author of the NIGERIA Country report in the International compendium titled “Corporate Acquisitions and Mergers” ISBN 1-85 333–832-X, published  by Kluwer Law International.

 

EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

 

Secretary, J. K. LADIPO FOUNDATION

Member, MUSICAL SOCIETY OF NIGERIA [MUSON]