Bayo Ojo, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria is the founder and senior partner of Bayo Ojo and Company, a firm of legal practitioners in Nigeria. He graduated from the University of Lagos in June 1977 where he obtained his LL.B and was called to the Nigerian Bar in July 1978. He started his Law practice before obtaining his LL.M from the London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London in 1982. He also obtained a Certificate in Legal Drafting from the Royal Institute of Public Administration, London and a diploma in International Commercial Arbitration from the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London
He is a fellow of the same Institute, and a Chartered Arbitrator. Bayo Ojo is a former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice of Nigeria, former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, past Chairman of the Nigerian branch of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and past Chairman of the Legal Aid Board of Nigeria (1999-2004). He is a former member of the International Law Commission of the United Nations in Geneva and currently a member of Council of the Section on Energy and Natural Resources Law of the International Bar Association and the Trustee representing Africa on the Board of Trustees of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London. He is a member of the panel of ICSID in Washington DC and the Permanent Court of Arbitration, Hague, Netherlands.
Chief Bayo Ojo has extensive experience in all aspects of Corporate and Commercial law in the course of his career and he has advised on several major transactions including joint ventures acquisition and mergers. He has also acted as counsel, sole arbitrator and presiding arbitrator in quite a number of domestic and International Arbitrations.
Arbitration Law Practice:
The company handles all kinds of dispute resolution including the various forms of alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration and mediation particularly in the corporate, commercial, industrial, construction and financial disciplines. Our approach to resolution of any dispute, whether it is determined by negotiation, mediation or arbitration, is to reach an acceptable and advantageous solution as soon as possible.
Bayo Ojo & Co:
Our firm which has existed for twenty nine years is recognized both locally and internationally as a dynamic law firm with an unwavering commitment to integrity, professionalism and delivery of services with skills of distinction and innovative approach to meet the needs of different clients.
The firm enjoys a reputation of adding value to transactions by advising on the structure, merits and strategy of such transactions and using its network of local and international contacts to recognise and identify opportunities for its clients. Changing times require adaptation of skills and the introduction of new services, therefore our firm is constantly restructuring and repositioning its abilities and resources to ensure that it is able to furnish clients with the widest range of quality skills and services.