GEORGE ETOMI

Principal Partner, Lagos

ADR & Litigation, Aviation, Corporate Restructuring, Energy, Financial Advisory Services, Infrastructure, Natural Resources And Environment, Telecommunications

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Mr George Etomi is a distinguished transaction lawyer regularly consulted by multinational companies and top government agencies. He was closely involved in acting for the first mobile telephone service in the country and advises major foreign airlines operating in Nigeria. He has extensive experience in commercial transactions, spanning Arbitration and other ADR methods, Aviation, Building and Construction, Banking and Finance, Energy and Natural Resources. He has represented clients on a variety of corporate and commercial matters including public and private offerings, privatisation and major project finance transactions.

 

Mr. Etomi also has a special interest in the Energy and Natural Resources field and is a member of Center for Petroleum Law Research [CPLR]. He has worked over the years with numerous multinational oil companies. In the power sector space, he supported power investors during the acquisition and concession of Successor Companies in the Nigerian power privatisation process and provided high-level legal advisory services to the Government and core investors alike throughout the several stages of the privatisation process. Mr. Etomi is a Director on the Board of one of the top performing Utilities in Nigeria where he serves as the Committee Chairman of The Board Legal, Corporate Governance and Regulatory Affairs Committee.

 

Mr. Etomi is the first past Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, Section on Business Law and recently, the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies named a centre after him: “The George Etomi Centre for Strategic Investment and Corporate Governance”. Mr. Etomi has also been given a Professorial Chair at the Institute. In 2016 George Etomi was appointed a member of the Body of Benchers, the highest regulatory body of the legal profession in Nigeria.

He is a regular facilitator at global business conferences.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

  • University of lfe (LL.B) – 1976
  • Nigerian Law School (B.L) – 1977
  • London School of Economics and Political Science (LL.M) – 1979

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

  • Member, Body of Benchers (The highest regulatory body of the legal profession in Nigeria)
  • Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies – 2013 (FNIALS)
  • Nigerian Bar Association
  • Nigerian Bar Association, Section on Business Law (NBA-SBL)

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