Afolabi Elebiju

Commercial Law Expert


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Lagos, Nigeria

I am a versatile commercial lawyer and tax regulatory specialist with over 25 years of experience in premium corporate/ commercial law. I am currently the Principal (Managing Partner) at LeLaw Barristers & Solicitors, a niche commercial law firm. I have consulted with leading multinational and Nigerian professional services firms : Olaniwun Ajayi LP, Andersen/KPMG and Templars. My clientele spans global market leaders across all sectors.

Areas of expertise
Commercial Law Consulting

Recent Professional Experience: 1. LeLaw (Barristers & Solicitors): niche commercial law firm Principal. Team Lead on provision of legal tax regulatory advisory and transaction support services to diverse clientele; Managing Partner – since June 2015. 2. MentorHouse Publishing: start up publisher of professional and business books Partner, since March 2014. Have published one title, other titles forthcoming. 3. African Capital Alliance (ACA): Nigeria’s pioneer and premier private equity firm General Counsel/Snr. Advisor (Consultant). Led provision of in house transactional support to deals; oversaw risk management function, member of ExCo and instructed/supervised external counsel: April 2013 – May 2014 / April – May 2015. Currently, Director Fin Insurance Company Limited. 4. Templars (Barristers & Solicitors): leading Nigerian oil and gas law firm Partner and Head, Tax & Regulatory Practice. Member: Energy & Projects, Finance, Corporate & Commercial and Dispute Resolution Groups: September 2007 – March 2013. 5. Harvard Law School, Cambridge USA Project focused Research Assistant to Professor Hal Scott (International Financial Systems) and Mark J. Roe (Corporate Governance) – January 2007 to June 2007. 6. Arthur Andersen/KPMG Professional Services: Nigerian consulting market leader Variously Senior Consultant, Manager and Senior Manager, Tax & Regulatory Services – October 1998 to August 2006.