The Team

Ayoade Oluwasanmi

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Ayoade Oluwasanmi

Ayoade’s main area of interest is Commercial Litigation and he is a member of the litigation group at Gbenga Biobaku & Co.

Ayoade is an astute litigator with over 10 years ‘hands on’ experience and has represented clients in proceedings at various Courts in Nigeria including appeals at the Court of Appeal.   Ayo has conducted several litigation matters on a wide range of issues as diverse as energy, employment, intellectual property disputes, commercial transactions, and real estate matters. Ayo has also advised clients and participated in a number of arbitration matters. He is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) Nigeria Branch. Ayo also provides support to the Corporate / Commercial team with regard to due diligence matters. 

Education

  • Ambrose Alli University (LLB); 2004
  • The Nigerian Law School; 2005

Expertise

  • Corporate Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Legal Research and Advisory    
  • Regulatory and Compliance
  • Labour and Employment & Arbitration

Memberships

  • The Nigerian Bar Association
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK)

Select Experiences

Represented clients on various tax and regulatory disputes.

Provided representation for an international professional services firm in a N1.4 billion action involving the preparation of a report by it on the issue of the incorrectly stated profit by a publicly quoted company in Nigeria.

Represented a multi-national oil company with regards to issues raised by several different human rights organisations in respect of a labour matter regarding one of its employees.

Advised a multinational oil service company with regards to its liabilities and responsibilities in connection with the environmental impact of the company’s drilling activities in the Niger-Delta region of Nigeria.

Advising African Capital Alliance, a leading private equity firm in Nigeria in connection with the acquisition and financing of an interest in a gas processing plant involving a combination of equity and mezzanine finance and reviewing and advising on the various Gas Agreements and the EPC contract.

Advised a Nigerian company involved in the provision of underwater dive activities within the Nigerian oil and gas industry on the liability for the loss of a remotely operated vehicle (ROV).

Represented a multi-national oil service company in a law suit with regards to illegally imposed taxes by a local government authority.

Advising African Capital Alliance, a leading private equity firm in Nigeria in connection with the acquisition of controlling interest and financing of the pre-eminent cash-in-transit operator in Nigeria.

Advising African Capital Alliance, a leading private equity firm in Nigeria in connection with the merger of two of the biggest insurance providers in Nigeria.

Represented a franchisor in a suit with regard to the breach of the terms of a franchise agreement by a franchisee.