Chief Ladi Taiwo
LL.B (Unilag), MCI.Arb(London), MNIM,
FCILS; (Salzburg); Notary Public. Joint Managing Partner

LADI TAIWO is a founding name partner of A.T. & CO. Admitted Nigeria Bar, 1973.

EDUCATION: Educated at University of Ibadan; University of Lagos (LL.B. Honours, 1972); Nigerian Law School (Certificate of the Council of Legal Education, 1973); Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London (MCI, ArB., 1999).

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:

Solicitor & Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria; Member, Nigerian Bar Association; Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London; Member, Body of the Congress of Fellows; Center for International Legal Studies, Austria; Member, Nigerian Institute of Management; Member, International Bar Association; Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association; Member, International Trademark Association; Notary Public.

OTHER TRAINING
On-the-job training and experience is complimented with external and internal training programme e.g.
* Jeff & O’Brien Training International: “Public Private Partnership” (2012);

* Jeff & O’Brien: “Public Private Partnership - Concession and Financing of Infrastructure Project  (2008),

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

* Securites and Exchange Commission + Association of Issuing Houses of Nigeria
(AIHN) – “Mergers and Acquisition”; 2004;

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

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

* World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO): “Workshop on a National
Intellectual Property Strategy”; 2006;

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

* Securities and Exchange Commission: “Developing the Bond Market for Real Estate
Finance”; 2005;

* Nigeria Capital Market Institute: “Mastering Capital Market Transactions”; 2008.

COUNTRIES OF WORK EXPERIENCE: Nigeria

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



EMPLOYMENT RECORDS:
1976 – date - Joint Managing Partner and Chair of Corporate/Commercial and

Intellectual Property (I.P) practice of ABDULAI, TAIWO & CO.; SOLICITORS;

1975 – ’76 - Partner in the firm of L. O. TAIWO & CO.;

1974 – ’75 - State Counsel in the Ministry of Justice, Lagos State of Nigeria;

1973 – ’74 - Associate Counsel of the law firm of DAVID GARRICK & CO


PRACTICE AREAS:
Corporate/Commercial (including M&A), Banking and Securities,

Business Structures and Corporate Scheme Arrangements,

Intellectual Property, Privatisation; Public Private Partnerships,

Securitisation and Structured Finance,

Capital Market, Trust Deeds, Bond Issues.



EXPERIENCE:
* Chairman, “Legal Committee of The National Council on Privatisation”, 2017-2018

* Chairman, “National Working Group on the review of Investment Laws of
Nigeria”, body established by the Attorney-General and Federal Minister
of Justice, 2007 - 2009.

* Ladi Taiwo served as member of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) “National Committee on Private Pension Fund Management in Nigeria”, 2002.

* Editorial Consultant of “MODUS International Law and Business Quarterly”;
1997 – 2004.

* Member, “Body of the Congress of Fellow”; Center for International Legal Studies” Salzburg, 2003.

* Council Member and Vice-Chairman, Section on Business Law of Nigerian Bar Association; 2004 – 2009.

* Member, National Executive Council of Nigeria Bar Association; (1998-2000).

* For several years, Ladi Taiwo has been consistently recommended as a leading lawyer by rating agencies Chambers Global; Legal 500; IFLR:1000; and Who’s who Legal

* According to IFLR:1000 – “Ladi Taiwo’s approach to providing legal services is extremely innovative – He is talented and guided by his experience and by having the knowledge of law at his finger tips”

* Chambers Global also describes Ladi Taiwo a “quiet but strong and reliable all-round lawyer”.


SOME PUBLICATIONS:
Ø Co-Author of the book titled “Registration and Regulation of Foreign
Investments and Enterprises”, ISBN 978 30065 76 published by Abdulai, Taiwo & Co.

Ø Co-Author of the book titled “Registration of Trademarks, Patents and
Technology Transfer Licences”, ISBN 978 30065 33 published by Abdulai, Taiwo & Co.

Ø Co-Author of the book titled “Establishing a Business in Nigeria”, ISBN 978
30065 17 published by Abdulai, Taiwo & Co.

Ø Contributing 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.

Ø Contributing Author of the NIGERIA country report in the international
compendium titled "Legal Aspects of Doing Business in Africa" - ISBN 90 6544 932 9; published by Yorkhill Law Publishers. 

Ø Contributing Author to the book titled "Contemporary Issues in Nigerian
Law – Essays In Honour of Judge Bola Ajibola (SAN, KBE)", ‑ Judge of the
World Court. Ladi Taiwo authored the essay on private and property law, ISBN 978-3173219.

Ø Contributing Author of the NIGERIA country report in the book titled: “Inside the Minds: IP Client Strategies in the Middle East and Africa”; ISBN 978-0-314-90728-8 published by Aspatore Books. 

Ø Contributing Author of the NIGERIA country report in the international compendium titled: “A Survey of International Trademarks Laws and Practices - WILA World’s Trademark Guide”, ISBN 387910 171X published by Wila GmbH of Germany;

Ø Co-Author of the book titled “Privatisation of Government Enterprises by
TTender and Public Offer”, ISBN 978 30065 84 published by Abdulai, Taiwo & Co.

Ø “Some Notes on Mortgage-Backed Securities”, being a paper presented at
the interactive workshop organized by the SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION, Lagos on June, 2007.

Ø Co-Author of the NIGERIA country report in “The Intellectual Property
Review”; Published by Law Business Research.

Ø Contributing Author of the book titled: “Development And Reforms:
Nigeria’s Commercial Laws-Essays in honour of Chief (Dr.) Chris
Ogunbanjo.” Ladi Taiwo authored the essay titled: “The Challenges and
Prospects of Commercial Practice in Contemporary Nigeria.”


CIVIC AWARDS
* Conferred with the traditional chieftaincy, title of: “OLOTU (ILAMUREN)” (i.e. Prime-Minister of the Council of Chiefs”) in his native town of IJEBU-ORU; 1989.

* Baba Ijo, St. Luke’s Anglican Church, Ijebu-Oru; 2016;

* Honorary Member, Nigeria Association of Professional Educators; 2006;

* Honorary Doctor of Letters (D.L.); International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England, 2015;

* Fellow, (Corporate Law & Operational Policy Administration), - awarded by the Institute for Government Research & Leadership Technology, 2014;

* Excellence Silver Award, by the Anglican Communion, Ijebu North Diocese, 2015.


EXTRA-CURRICULA ACTIVITIES
* Member, Ikoyi Club 1938;

* Member, Metropolitan Club;

* Trustee “TIMOTHY ADEOLA ODUTOLA FOUNDATION”;

* Life Patron, and former Vice-President, Nigerian-Belgian Chamber
of Commerce.