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Dominic E. Obozuwa Senior Associate

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Dominic E. Obozuwa is an eclectic, driven, results-focused and client-centric lawyer with considerable experience and expertise in Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, Debt Management & Recovery, Real Property Advisory & Conveyancing and General Corporate/Commercial law practice across a range of specialised areas including but not limited to Public Private Partnerships (PPPs), Project Finance, Corporate Finance, Corporate Restructuring, and Mergers & Acquisitions.

In the course of his legal practice over the years, he has acted in a wide variety of Commercial, Project Finance, Infrastructure, PPPs and Corporate Restructuring, transactions valued in excess of hundreds of millions of [USD] Dollars. He has provided legal services to several clients including but not limited to Nahman Construction Company Limited, Sahelian Power SPV Limited, First Bank of Nigeria Plc. (FBN), Unity Bank Plc., FCMB Plc., Dumex Industries Ltd, Jaiz Bank Plc., Airtel Networks Limited, MTN Nigeria Communications Limited, Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), and UACN Property Development Company Limited. Other representative former clients include Total E & P Limited, National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), Jaiz Foundation, Paediatric Association of Nigeria (PAN), Filmo Realty Limited and Center for Integrated Health Programs (CIHP), etc.

His other areas of practice include Company Secretarial, Government Regulatory Compliance, Public Sector Liaison, Start-Up & Business Regulatory Advisory and Legislative Drafting. He collaborates with the Firm’s other departments to ensure that the Firm continually exceeds Clients’ expectations on a continuum.

Dominic was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2007, and prior to joining the team at S.P.A Ajibade & Co., he practiced at Jackson, Etti & Edu (JEE), Wali-Uwais & Co. (WUC) and The RE’TH Advisory Practice (TReAP).

Dominic is a driven, analytical and astute Dispute Resolution & Corporate/Commercial specialist with multi-sector legal experience and knowledge. He is recognised for his drive at getting “Client-centric Results” and is well noted for his strategy and negotiation skills.

For Dominic, the Law is an art-form, a vocation, a professional discipline, and legal solutions mechanism; and he engages, navigates, and harnesses the relationship between law, social change, and communications as to how these impact on businesses and the lives of people in legal practice, social enterprise and mentoring as a collective tool for national change. His objective is to become the “Corporate Transaction Lawyer of Choice”.

  • Nigerian Law School, Bwari, Abuja, FCT – Nigeria - Barrister at Law (BL) – 2007
  • Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria - Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) – 2004
  • Nigerian Bar Association (NBA)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • International Project Finance Association (IPFA)
  • International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR Y & I)
  • Nigerian Bar Association - Section on Business Law (NBA-SBL)
  • Capital Market Solicitors Association (CMSA)
  • International Bar Association (IBA) African Regional Forum
  • “Enforcement of Foreign Judgments and regulating Fiduciary Services in Nigeria”https://www.academia.edu/7819661/ENFORCEMENT_OF_FOREIGN_JUDGMENTS_AND_REGULATING_FIDUCIARY_SERVICES_IN_NIGERIA
  • “Standards of Directors’ Liability for oversight failures: What they are and what they should be”https://www.academia.edu/5887572/Standards_of_Directors_Liability_for_Oversight_Failures_Extended_?auto=download
  • “Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) as a tool for infrastructural Development: A look at the fundamentals of the Contract Agreement, Contract Management and Dispute Resolution.” – BusinessDay, October 14, 2010.
  • “Enhancing International Commerce, Trade & Investments” – BusinessDay, September 30, 2010.
  • “Dispute Resolution in the Nigerian Capital Market: the Quest for a definitive dispute resolution mechanism” – BusinessDay, September 23, 2010.
  • “Recurrent Violations of Arbitration Clauses and Business Agreements: How do you enforce an Arbitration Clause? A look at the Arbitration and Conciliation Act Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 1990” - BusinessDay September 9, 2010.
  • “Maritime Development through Finance and Fiscal Policy” – BusinessDay, December 16, 2010.
  • “The Role of Young Lawyers in a Globalised Legal Regime” - Interview granted to the Maiden edition of the SBL Young Lawyers Committee Newsletter 2012 [on recognition as outstanding young business lawyer, 2012].
  • “The Business of Law: Securing an enduring legacy for the legal profession in Nigeria” – International Bar Association (IBA) Law Firm Management Committee Newsletter, May 2, 2013.
  • NBA-SBL Young Lawyers Committee Recognition as “Outstanding Young Business Lawyer”, 2012
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