Member. Advisory Board

Adebayo Oyagbola, a legal practitioner, was educated at University College London where he obtained both a first degree in law and a master’s degree with emphasis on corporate, intellectual property and maritime law. He has been in private legal practice for very close to 30 years during which his areas of practice have included corporate law, general commercial litigation, intellectual property, banking, insurance and real property. He is a member of the Nigeria Bar Association, and the International Bar Association. He is also a Notary Public and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitration.

Bayo’s passion is reading and his reading material is eclectic. Beyond law books, he has collected a wide variety of books covering subjects as diverse as philosophy, politics, physics, genetics, history and economics.

He is committed to the development of the law and to education in general. He was a member of the five man Law Review/Revision Committee of Ogun State, set up in 1999, that produced the Laws of Ogun State 2006. Since then he has been a member of the standing Law Reform Committee of Ogun State. He was a member of a Visitation Panel to Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Ogun State that submitted its report in October 2011. He has also been a member of the Ogun State Judicial Service Commission.

He has attended several professional and academic seminars and workshops over the years, both locally and internationally. He has presented papers at some of these including the following:

  • “Duress, Negligence, Breach of Fiduciary Duty and Bad Faith Lending” delivered at a workshop on Banking Litigation and Lender’s Liability organised by the Centre for Business and Investment Studies and held at the Gateway Hotel, Otta between 30th July and 1st August 1991.
  • “Liability Arising from Fraud, Breach of Fiduciary Duty and Negligent Misrepresentation”, and “Duress and Bad Faith Actions”.

Papers 2 and 3 were delivered at a workshop on Banking Litigation and lenders’ liability organised by the Centre for African Law and Development Studies and held at the Gateway Hotel, Otta between 2nd and 4th of April, 1996.

    • “Legal Issues Pertaining to Satellite Communications: the Nigerian Scene and the Global Scene” which was delivered in March 1998 at a workshop on Satellite Communication Technology organised and held in Lagos for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.
    • “Copyright Infringement Cases”, and
    • “Protection of Confidential Information”

Papers 5 and 6 were delivered at a World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) African Sub-regional course on Intellectual Property held in Pretoria, South Africa between 17th and 21st July 2000.

  • ‘Banks and Tortious Liability’ delivered at the 7th National Seminar on Banking Litigation and Lenders’ liability: The Prosecution, Defence and Avoidance of Complex Litigation in Financial Institutions which was held between 25th and 27th of September 2001.

His published papers include:

“Anton Piller Orders: A viable procedure in Nigeria?” (published in Volume 1, Number 2 of the Legal Practitioner’s Review). “Is a foreign company a juristic person in Nigeria?” (published in Volume 2 Number 1 of the Legal Practitioner’s Review). “Exchange control and recovery in Nigeria of debts owed to foreign creditors” (published in the November/December 1992 issue of The Africa Petroleum Monitor).

He also periodically submits articles to daily newspapers, especially on the law.

He belongs to several social and recreational clubs and is a former Commodore of the Lagos Motor Boat Club.