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MOYOSORE JUBRIL ONIGBANJO SAN

MOYOSORE JUBRIL ONIGBANJO SAN

Founding Partner
MJO's Bio

Moyosore is a first class litigator. In recognition of his excellence in this regard the Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee, chaired by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, the Hon. Justice Aloma Mukhtar GCON conferred Mr. M.J. Onigbanjo with the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria on 23rd September 2013.

Mr. Onigbanjo was appointed by the Nigerian Bar Association in July 2012 as a prosecutor of disciplinary matters before the Body of Benchers and the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee (both of whom are statutory bodies). Mr. Onigbanjo offers his services pro bono in this regard.

In recognition of his wealth of experience in commercial law practice Mr. Onigbanjo was appointed as a Council Member of the Nigeria Bar Association’s Section on Business Law (www.nba-sbl.org) on 30th March 2011. Mr. Onigbanjo was also a member of the National Executive Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association (www.nba.org.ng, www.niegerianbar.org) between 2010-2012.

Moyosore was appointed a Notary Public in 31st March 2001.

Moyosore has vast and considerable court room experience in commercial litigation particularly in the areas of Debt Recovery, Breach and Enforcement of contracts, Companies Winding Up Proceedings, Aviation, Receivership, Marine claims, Arbitration and Oil and Gas. He has for the past twenty-three years participated extensively in commercial litigation in Nigeria.

Moyosore also has considerable appellate Court experience, having been privileged to successfully argue numerous appeals before the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Nigeria. He also has experience in labour matters and has practiced before the National Industrial Court (a Court vested with exclusive jurisdiction to settle matters arising from trade disputes and trade unions) as well as the miscellaneous offences Tribunal. Over twenty-two cases handled by Moyosore have been reported in Nigeria’s foremost law reports (Nigeria Weekly Law Reports).

In recognition of Mr. M.J Onigbanjo SAN outstanding performance over the years as a first class legal practitioner, the Executive Governor of Lagos State His Excellency Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu appointed Mr. M.J. Onigbanjo SAN as the Honorable Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice for Lagos State.

Upon his appointment as Honorable Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice for Lagos State on 20th August, 2019  Mr M.J nigbanjo SAN resigned as Managing Partner of MJ Onigbanjo & Co.

He is a member of the Nigerian and International Bar Associations. Mr. Onigbanjo is also a keen golfer.

PERCIVAL OAIYA

PERCIVAL OAIYA

Partner
Hilda's Bio

Percival is a competent hands-on solicitor with significant transactional experience. His passion for completeness and perfection makes him the perfect professional. He has been engaged in many domestic and international financing related transactions. His commitment to exceeding clients’ expectations, and the assurance of success in any transaction with which he is identified places him above the ordinary solicitor of his ilk. His continued quest to always exceed clients’ expectations is a quality, which endears him to clients and professional colleagues on the other side of the table.

His wealth of professional experience spans over two decades having been called to the Nigerian Bar in 1990. He also obtained his LL.B (Hons.) from the Bendel State University, Ekpoma (now Ambrose Alli University in 1989).

Upon being called to the Nigerian Bar in 1990, Percival worked as an associate in the law firm of Kola Awodein & Co. between 1992 and 1994, from where he dexterously set up his own practice Percival Oaiya & Co. which he stirred successfully as principal partner between 1994 – 2007. In 2007 he teamed up with the Firm of M.J Onigbanjo & Co where he has been the partner in charge of the Property and Real Estate arm of the firm till date.

His practice specialty covers Property and Real Estate, Banking and Corporate Finance, Oil and Gas, Energy Law Advisory, Company Secretarial with over 100 companies registered with foreign participation.

Mr. Percival Oaiya is a member of both the Nigerian Bar Association and the International Bar Association.

CHINELO OKAKPU

CHINELO OKAKPU

Partner
Chinelo's Bio

Chinelo Okakpu is an industrious and focused lawyer. Her consistency and inexplicable drive for excellence has effectively contributed towards the delivery of qualitative services to our clients. She brings great enthusiasm to bear on every task assigned to her and is noted for prompt delivery on assigned tasks. Chinelo demonstrates a high degree of responsibility and commitment towards achieving the client’s overall objectives.

A graduate of University of Nigeria Nsukka and also a member of the Institute of Chartered Arbitrators MCIArb(UK).

She has vast working knowledge and experience in all aspects of legal services which includes but not limited to Corporate and Commercial law, Intellectual Property, Capital markets, Corporate Reconstructing, Mergers and Acquisitions, Project Finance, Election Petitions, Employment and Labour matters, Matrimonial, Arbitration, Admiralty and Communications. She is also dedicated and focused with a desire for perfection.

Practice Areas

  • Property Law
  • Commercial Litigation and Arbitration
  • Company Secretarial
  • Probate Matters 
  • Dispute resolution

Education

  • University of Nigeria, LL.B (2006)
  • Nigerian Law School, B.L (2008)

 

Senior Associates

EBELECHUKWU MADUKWE

EBELECHUKWU MADUKWE

Senior Associate
Ebele's Bio

Ebele is a highly resourceful and astute lawyer. Endowed with a sharp mind and an immense capacity to think out of the box, she consistently exceeds clients’ expectations and achieves set objectives timeously. Her thoroughness, diligence and commitment sets her apart as a truly exceptional lawyer. Her contributions to transactions are invaluable, making her an asset to the firm.

She obtained her LLB from University of Benin LL.B in 2005, and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2007.

Ebele is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association.

Practice Areas

  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Commercial Litigation and Arbitration
  • Criminal Litigation
  • Property Law

ATINUKE OSHODI

ATINUKE OSHODI

Senior Associate
Atinuke's Bio

Atinuke is result driven, diligent and intelligent. She has extensive experience in dealings with government and regulatory agencies and maintains a good relationship with them. Since she joined the Firm, Atinuke has been involved in several of the firm’s commercial transactions.

She obtained her LLB from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in 2006 and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2007.

Practice Areas

  • Property Law
  • Commercial Litigation and Arbitration
  • Company Secretarial
  • Probate Matters Arbitration
  • Dispute resolution

MOYOSOLA OLAYORI OSO

MOYOSOLA OLAYORI OSO

Senior Associate
Moyosola's Bio

Moyosola, is a diligent legal practitioner who has penchant in delivering seamless legal services in a professional and ethical manner. He is very resourceful and has a passion for ensuring clients’ needs are meet timeously. He hold a LLM Corporate and Commercial Law from Queen Mary University of London where he specialized in Financial Service Law.

 

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Assets Recovery
  • Commercial Litigation and Arbitration
  • Financial Service Law
  • International Economic Law
  • E-Commerce

 

EDUCATION

  • Lagos State University LL.B (2010)
  • Nigerian Law School LL.B (2012)
  • Queen Mary University of London LL.M (2014)

 

Associates

FRANCIS OLUWAGBENGA JOB

FRANCIS OLUWAGBENGA JOB

Associate
Francis' Bio

Francis Oluwagbenga Job obtained his law degree from Madonna University and the prestigious Nigerian Law School, graduating with second class Lower division in both institutions.

In addition, his aptitude for work epitomizes thoughtfulness, nuance and clarity. Gbenga Job displays a high level of Astuteness, ability to pay attention to details and Team playability, his watchword.

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Criminal Litigation
  • Assets Recovery
  • Maritime Law International Relations

Education

  • Madonna University, LL.B (2011)
  • Nigerian Law School, BL (2013)

JUDE MBONU

JUDE MBONU

Jude's Bio

Jude is an attorney with penchant for details and thoroughness. He is very astute at negotiations with his profound background in philosophical analysis. He obtained his LL.B from Houdegbe North American University, Benin in 2012, and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2015.

Practice Areas

  • Insolvency Law
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Arbitration & Litigation
  • Advisory on E-commerce and Intellectual property

Education

  • Houdegbe North American University, Benin (2012)
  • Nigerian Law School BL (2015)
  • Professional Foundation Course on Dispute Resolution (2015)

JOAN EIGBEFOH

JOAN EIGBEFOH

Associate
Joan's Bio

Joan is a graduate of Benson Idahosa University. Joan was called to bar as a Barrister and Solicitor of the supreme court of Nigeria in 2017.

Joan is a diligent and dedicated lawyer who dedicates herself to providing seamless legal services to clients. She is an excellent team player but equally comfortable working on own initiative, possessing excellent organizational and research skills.

Practice Areas

  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Family Law
  • Civil Litigation

Education

  • Benson Idahosa University (2016)
  • Nigerian Law School

BONIFACE CHUKWUMA ONOVO

BONIFACE CHUKWUMA ONOVO

Associate
Boniface's Bio

Boniface Chukwuma Onovo is a graduate of Law with a Second-class (Upper-Division) from the prestigious University of Jos, Nigeria in 2016 and a Second-class (Upper-Division) at the Nigerian Law School, Lagos Campus in 2018.

Boniface has an unquenchable interest for Corporate and Commercial Litigations, Property Law Practice, Intellectual Property, Civil Litigation, Asset Recovery and Legal research.

He is smart, focused and self-motivated lawyer. These qualities and more inspired his joining the  firm of M.J. Onigbanjo & Co in 2018.

Practice Areas

  • Property Law
  • Corporate & Commercial Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Civil Litigation
  • Asset Recovery
  • Legal Research

Education

  • University of Jos

  • Nigerian Law School

MORAKINYO OLASUPO

MORAKINYO OLASUPO

Associate
Morakinyo's Bio

Morakinyo is a vibrant, solution-driven and smart legal practitioner with a strong affection for Justice, Good Governance and Development of the law. He is an alumnus of the University of Ilorin, where he graduated with a Second Class Upper and won numerous meritorious academic and unionism awards, among which is ‘THE LEGAL LUMINARY OF THE YEAR”. Morakinyo has an enduring interest in learning and understanding legal responses to social, political and economic development.

He is a team player and has disciplined communication and interpersonal skills as well as a drive to learn new things and to support colleagues and clients.

Practice Areas

  • Property Law and Practice
  • Civil Litigation
  • Assets and Debt Recovery
  • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Media Law
  • Criminal Law and Human Rights

Education

  • Federal Polytechnics, Offa.(National Diploma in Library and Information Science, 2015)
  • University Ilorin. (LL.B 2018)
  • Nigerian Law School. (Qualifying Certificate and Call to the Bar Certificate, 2019)