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Mr. Raji is a Legal Practitioner with over two decades experience of active legal practice, a Notary Public, a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Taxation, a registered capital market solicitor by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and a board member of one of the oldest manufacturing public quoted companies. He was a member of Nigerian trade delegation to the Republic of Ukraine in year 2007.
He has since been in full-time legal practice, covering both commercial practice and litigation (civil and criminal). His litigation experience covers all strata of the judicial system in many varied jurisdictions in Nigeria, including administrative Tribunals, Arbitration Panels and Military Tribunals.
Mr. Raji has in the recent time concentrated effort on Corporate – Commercial, Capital Market, Environmental Law, Insurance and Reinsurance Law, Insolvency Practice, Real Estate, Banking and Finance, and Taxation practice. He is a member of Nigerian Bar Association, International Bar Association and was instrumental to the formation of Capital Market Solicitors Association.
He is a member of the Insurance Committee and Immigration & Naturalisation Committee of International Bar Association. An Executive Committee member of the Insurance and Pensions Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association, Section on Business Law. He is also an Executive Committee Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK (Nigerian Branch).
Mr. Raji was recognised and awarded by Securities and Exchange Commission for his contribution to the development of the Capital Market Industry in Nigeria.
He also counsels boards of directors and board committees on Corporate Governance matters, Corporate Restructuring and Crisis Management.
Mr. Ugwuadu has over two decades of active legal practice, and over the years acquired expertise in commercial litigation and arbitration. Mr. Ugwuadu has had remarkable successes in litigation practice. He is a member of Nigerian Bar Association and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK).
Reginald has accomplished various legal assignments, including but not limited to the following:
Mr. Ojo has more than two decades experience of active legal practice Nigeria. He holds a Masters Degree in Law from the University of Lagos, and is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
Over the years, he has worked with some of the top law firms in Nigeria, and for a number of years until recently, was with one of the leading and largest corporate/commercial law firms in Nigeria. In those years, he was part of the team that handled various merger, acquisition and corporate restructuring schemes. These include restructuring of UAC of Nigeria Plc (“UACN”), scheme of arrangement by means of which the investment properties of UACN were transferred to UACN Property Development Company Plc. (“UPDC”), merger of PZ Industries Nigeria Plc. with Thermocool Nigeria Limited, Merger of Total Nigeria Plc. with Elf Oil Nigeria Limited, restructuring of Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc etc.
Furthermore, he has handled varied and complex commercial litigation, representing and providing support for local companies and multinational corporations in various sectors, including banking and other financial services, manufacturing, shipping, energy, oil and gas, telecommunications, aviation etc before various courts and tribunals in Nigeria; preparing the relevant court processes and obtaining the requisite court sanctions for various corporate restructuring schemes; preparing and reviewing contracts and other legal documentation; rendering legal opinions, writing reports, preparing memoranda and documents in the areas of oil & gas law, contracts, banking and finance, telecommunication, aviation, arbitration and other areas of alternative disputes resolution; providing critical support to, and appearing for and with multinational clients in hearings before committees of state houses of assembly, the House of Representatives and the Senate; successfully representing clients, local and multinationals, in discussions with the Government on compliance issues; generally overseeing and managing the litigation portfolio and other affairs of some corporate and multinational clients of the firm.
He has provided quality and satisfactory advice and support to local and foreign clients in various and several instances. In the words of one of the foreign clients that he has worked for, Mr. Ojo is “very knowledgeable and knows a lot about lots of different things. However big or small, he’ll give advice. He’s very user-friendly and will get on it straight-away. He is impressive.”
Mr. Ojo belongs to the Nigerian Bar Association, International Bar Association, Chartered Institute of Arbitration (United Kingdom) and Chartered Instituted of Taxation of Nigeria.