The Law firm of Olisa Agbakoba & Associates, now Olisa Agbakoba Legal (OAL), recently unveiled its plan to initiate a series of policy dialogues in 2015. The platform aimed at maximizing Nigeria’s economic assets towards growth and development amongst other related issues, will bring together business operators, regulators, entrepreneurs, lawyers, government heads to discuss and address issues that impact on Nigeria’s polity, legal systems, regulatory and institutional framework, is designed in the form of summits, workshops, seminars etc., the annual series is
Speaking on this development at a Press Conference, the Principal Partner of the firm, Dr. Olisa Agbakoba, SAN stated “As part of our Dialogue programme in 2015 we will engage in serious dialogue and economic interrogation with policy makers, experts and stakeholders.
“The changing face of Nigerian economy requires different approach in policy formulation, review and services delivery. Economists and development law experts now understand and advocate that law plays an important role in economic reforms and development, because certain legal and institutional frameworks are particularly conducive and enable economic growth.”
Topics to be covered by the series include, waking Up Dead Capital- Shipping sector, Aviation, Small and Medium Enterprises etc., Space law development, Strengthening our regulators, Strategies for Raising alternative revenue in the face of dwindling oil prices
The firm, which has also rebranded its operations and services, imbibing a new name, Logo and Identity further announced the focus of the firm’s drive in 2015.
Throwing more light on this, the Managing Partner of the firm, Priscilla Ogwemoh, stated, “We are strengthening and developing capacity to facilitate the provision of quality legal services to our clients. This is to support the global perspective of the firm and our desire for excellence. To this end, we are now OLISA AGBAKOBA LEGAL | OAL, in tune with modern trends to project a universal image.”
To deliver these legal solutions and policy dialogues, OAL has maintained a high network of partnerships, which they hope to deploy and maximize to drive and engineer the desired change in the sector.
The firm has also announced that it will leverage and utilize its expanding networks and profile as a recipient of many local and international awards; the “Law Service Regulation Advisory Firm of the year, 2013”, the “Banking and Finance Practice of the Year, 2014” by Acquisition International and the “Boutique Commercial Litigation Law Firm of the Year, 2015”, by Corporate INTL.
Also speaking at the conference, Bisi Akodu another, partner of the firm, noted that the Policy Dialogue Series will benefit immensely from numerous exclusive positions given to OAL by prestigious online guides such as The Lawyers Network (TLN), listing in the IFLR1000, Legal 500, Acquisitions international etc.
“It’s a great delight to present the bouquet of our legal resources and literature in the unveiling of the Policy Dialogue Series. The OAL resource base is phenomenal with hundreds of publications on development law covering space, privatization, economic reforms, aviation, shipping, maritime, institutional reforms, and investment law, and reports from participation in various committees in federal, state and international level,” she stated.
Culled from BusinessDay