Confirmed: Olumide Akpata to contest NBA Presidency in 2020

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Top Lawyer Olumide Akpata will contest the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Presidency in 2020, barristerNG.com can authoritatively report. There has been speculation among lawyers on whether the ex-NBA-SBL boss will contest the top position, but speaking with barristerNG, a close associate of Mr Akpata confirmed that, indeed, Mr Akpata is prepared and only waiting for the ban on campaign to be lifted before formerly declaring his intentions.

Powerful, Rich, a Lawyer of means, a big name within the Association and a very close friend of the NBA President, Paul Usoro SAN, Mr Akpata is rumored as Mr Usoro’s choice of successor. A partner at Templars Law firm. He hails from Edo State and is a very successful transactional lawyer of international repute.

Mr Akpata has served the NBA in various ways. He was is immediate past Chairman of the powerful Section on Business Law of the Association and part of the team that organized both 2015 and 2019 NBA National Annual Conferences.

His brief profile culled from Templars Law firm website states that he is admitted to practice law in Nigeria and has over two decades of experience in advising clients on various aspects of Nigerian Corporate and Commercial Law.

He has been recognized by IFLR 1000 as a leading Mergers & Acquisition lawyer in Nigeria and by Chambers and Partners “as having long experience in representing foreign clients” in his area of practice.
He regularly advises local and international corporations on the impact of Nigerian Law on their investments and/or operations in Nigeria particularly regarding: the establishment of local subsidiaries, corporate governance and compliance, mergers, acquisitions and corporate restructuring, labour and immigration, regulatory issues and tax.
Olu Akpata is often called upon to speak at local and international conferences and seminars and currently sits on the Council of the Nigeria Bar Association Section on Business Law. He is also the Vice-Chair (West-Africa) of the International Bar Association’s Africa Regional Forum.


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