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George Etomi

Board Chairman

Mr. George Etomi established the Law Firm of George Etomi & Partners in 1984. Prior to this, he worked in one of the premier Commercial Law Firms in Nigeria, Chris Ogunbanjo & Co. He has vast experience in various areas of commercial law. He has represented clients on a variety of corporate and commercial transactions including public and private offerings, privatisation and major project finance transactions.

  • Member, Body of Benchers – The highest regulatory body of the Legal Profession in Nigeria.
  • Conferment of the National Productivity Order of Merit Award in 2014 for contribution to the development of law by the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
  • Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (FNIALS) – 2013. The Institute named a Centre after him: “The George Etomi Centre for Strategic Investment and Corporate Governance”, and a Professorial Chair has also been named after him at the Institute.
  • Director, Eko Electricity Distribution PLC in Lagos, Nigeria.
  • Pioneer Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, Section on Business Law.
  • Vice Chairman, National Advisory Council of Designated Non-Financial Institutions, a body set up by the Special Control Unit against Money Laundering (SCUML).
  • Special Adviser to the International Trade in Legal Services Committee of the Bar Issues Commission of the IBA- this is the Body tasked with reviewing the rules for cross border legal services pursuant to the WTO directive.
  • Honorary Membership in the Association of Fellows and Legal Scholars of the Centre for International Legal Studies in Austria and a member of the Congress of Fellows of the same institution.

 

Mr. Etomi is a published author of several articles and newspaper publications including his latest book titled, An Introduction to Commercial Law in Nigeria, where Mr. Etomi brings to bear his over 40years’ experience in commercial law practice in Nigeria.

 Mr. Etomi is happily married with children.