For the first time, since its inception 87 years ago, a non Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) has emerged the President of the Nigerian Bar Association.
Following its virtual elections, yesterday, Barrister Olumide Akpata clinched a landslide victory securing more than half of the total accredited votes, according to the Information available on the Election Monitoring Portal of the Nigerian Bar Association
Barrister Olumide Akpata is a Partner and Head, Corporate and Commercial Practice Group of Templars.
He was licensed to practice in Nigeria and has over 20 years experience in advising clients on various aspects of Nigerian Corporate and Commercial Law.
He has been recognised by International Financial Law Review (IFLR) 1000, as a leading Mergers & Acquisition Lawyer, in Nigeria, and by Chambers and Partners “as having long experience in representing foreign clients”, in his area of practice.
The legal luminary regularly advises local and international corporations on the impact of Nigerian Law on their investments and/or operations in Nigeria particularly regarding: the establishment of local subsidiaries, corporate governance and compliance, mergers, acquisitions and corporate restructuring, labour and immigration, regulatory issues and tax.
Barrister Akpata currently sits on the Council of the Nigeria Bar Association Section on Business Law.
He is also the Vice-Chair of the West African Region of the International Bar Association’s Africa Regional Forum.
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