Barristers & Solicitors
Abdulai Taiwo and Co

Location: Lagos

Email Address:

Phone: +234 1 2790737

Office Address: Goodwill House, 278 Ikorodu Road P.O. Box 536, Yaba Lagos


Year Established: 1976


Abdulai, Taiwo & Co, established in Nigeria since 1976, is a leading full service commercial and IP law firm, that excels in its chosen areas. The firm, is registered with the Bureau of Public Enterprises (“BPE”), the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and other professional service regulatory bodies in Nigeria. The firm’s broad experience in advising international clients on diverse transactions, puts it in a vantage position to identify and address usual areas of concern and expectations, and its international client base include conglomerates consistently listed in the top echelon of “Fortune 500” companies.

Abdulai, Taiwo & Co. was the first Nigerian law firm to be registered as Consultants to the African Development Bank (“ADB”); and has also acted for and/or in transactions involving other regional and multilateral Development Financial Institutions, such as Shelter Afrique, European Investment Bank, World Bank (IBRD Line of Credit Facilities), etc. The firm has on past occasions, acted extensively for COFACE (Compagnie Française d’Assurance pour le Commerce Exterieur) and BFCE (Banque Française pour Commerce Exterieur), which are both national export credit agencies (ECA) of France.

Abdulai, Taiwo & Co. has been professionally involved in all the various phases of Privatization in Nigeria. Either acting as the Legal Adviser member in consortia, or on its own, the firm has cumulatively participated in several Federal Government privatization/ divestiture transactions.

In recent times, the firm has been developing a strong capacity for Public-Private Partnership (“PPP”) and Private Finance Initiatives. Competing amidst a strong field of international expert consultants, the consortium of Serres, Dewast/Abdulai, Taiwo emerged as runner-up/”silver medalist” in the World Bank international tender for the establishment of a PPP resource centre in Nigeria, under the Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF, Trust Fund No. 056655, Project ID. No. 10449).

Areas of Practice:

Administrative Law
Agency & Distributorship
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Appellate Practice
Aviation Law
Banking & Finance
Banking Law
Business & Industry
Business Formation
Business Law
Capital Markets
Civil Litigation
Commercial Law
Commercial Litigation
Corporate Law
Debtor & Creditor
Employee Benefits
Environmental & Natural Resources
Environmental Law
Estate & Trust
Estate Planning
Financial Litigation
Financial Services Law
General Practice
Insurance Defense
Intellectual Property
International Investments
International Law
International Trade
Joint Ventures
Land Use & Zoning
Landlord & Tenant Law
Licensing Law
Marketing Law
Mergers & Acquisitions
Natural Resources
Personal Injury
Privatization Law
Product Liability
Project Finance
Property Law
Real Estate
Regulatory Law
Science & Technology
Telecommunications Law
Trade Investment


International Bar Association
Nigerian Bar Association
International Trademark Association
Intellectual Property Law Association of Nigeria

Lawyers and Partners:

Mr. Ladi Taiwo – Managing Partner & Senior Counsel
Mrs. Olubunmi Binitie – Partner
Mr. Emmanuel Harrison – Partner
Mr. Ayo Kusamotu – Partner
Ms. Alayo Ogunbiyi – Partner
Mr. Akin Osinbajo – Partner
Mr. Kunle Ayansola – Lawyer
Mr. Tayo Gaji – Lawyer
Mr. Onyeke Joy Iberi – Lawyer
Mr. Samuel Ibrahim – Lawyer
Ms. Olubunmi Oje – Lawyer
Mr. Abdul-Rasheed Sadiq – Lawyer
Ms. Lape Silva – Lawyer
Mr. Ladipo Taiwo II – Lawyer