FEMI AGUNBIADE, PARTNERFemi is a seasoned litigator with a vast knowledge and appreciation of the corporate commercial sector and regularly provides advisory services in the banking & finance as well as the mining sector in Nigeria, South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe. His areas of expertise include franchising, corporate restructuring, licensing of telecommunication companies in Nigeria, and providing legal advice to financial institutions, including the Central Bank of Nigeria on legal issues arising from the bailout of distressed banks. He was actively involved in the review of obsolete guidelines, banking statutes and the consolidation of Central Bank of Nigeria’s subsidiary legislations. He was also a member of the SEC/CBN Joint Taskforce on the Intervened banks and advised on formulating a regulatory landscape to secure the integrity of the Nigerian stock market and he was actively involved in the drafting and implementation of the Asset Management Company of Nigeria Act, 2010. Specifically, Femi strategically advised the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in relation to issues arising from the banks’ consolidation in Nigeria by: Reviewing and harmonizing the regulatory landscape for mergers and acquisition activities by banks in Nigeria
Advising on the consolidation and formulating new rules to address and reflect current financial challenges.
Femi obtained his LL.B from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife as well as an award for the best graduating student in the Law of Evidence. He further obtained his LL.M from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences with a student merit award. He was admitted to the Nigerian Bar in 2002 and as also been admitted to practice as a Solicitor in England and Wales. He is a distinguished member of the Nigerian Bar Association and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, U.K (MCiArb).