As part of our “Development Law Book Series,” we have focused this edition on the financial services laws and development. Here we are focused on the overarching legal framework within which financial services operate in Nigeria and the need for reforms to put it on the path of steady growth. This is due to the belief that one of the greatest hindrances to the expected outcomes of the ongoing reform of the financial services industry is the dearth of functional and effective legal regime and legal tools that aid modern financial service operations.
Dr. Agbakoba is the Senior Partner and Head of the Arbitration and ADR practice group in Olisa Agbakoba Legal. He is an alumnus of the University of Nigeria Nsukka and the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (equivalent of Queen’s Counsel).
Dr. Agbakoba is one of Nigeria’s leading experts in Arbitration and has presided over several complex arbitration.He is the brain behind the first Law Firm Annexed Arbitration/ Mediation Centre in Lagos (Nigeria), the Olisa Agbakoba Legal (OAL) Arbitration & Mediation Centre.