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Alayo Ogunbiyi

LL.B[Lagos]
Partner
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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 Queen’s College, Lagos; Queen Ethelburga’s School, Harrogate; Wesley College, Dublin; University of Lagos (LL.B. Honours, 1991); Nigerian Law School (Certificate of the Council of Legal Education, 1992).

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

 
 
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: “Public Private 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 & Acquisitions 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:
 
 
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; Corporate Banking & Finance; Bond Issues, Privatisation /Immigration Tax;

 
 
 
 
EXPERIENCE
 
 
 
 

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

Alayo is alo rated as a leader in Banking and Finance by "Chambers Global-Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers for Business" www.chambersandpartners.com

 

 
 
PUBLICATIONS
 
 

Contributing Author to “Doing Business in 2010” published by IFC-World Bank.

 Contributing Author of the NIGERIA country report in "Investing Across Borders" (World Bank).

 "Nigerian Foreign Investment Regulations", being a Paper delivered at the Re-Scheduling of Debt Conversion Seminar held on 29th and 30th May, 1995 by the Centre for Banking and Finance Limited. 

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

 Joint-Venture Agreement - Foreign Investment in Nigeria", being a Paper presented at a Seminar organised by the Department of Commercial and Industrial Law (Faculty of Law) University of Lagos entitled - "Training in Conception, Drafting and Perfecting of Commercial Agreements" on 6th April, 1995.

 The National Insurance Commission Decree, 1997 and The Insurance Decree, 1997 - Some Observations and Comments - Published in the Law & Business Quarterly Journal of MODUS International.

 
 
EXTRA-CURRICULA ACTIVITIES
 
 

Secretary, J.K. LADIPO FOUNDATION

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