Ladi Taiwo is the chair of the corporate/commercial and IP department of Abdulai Taiwo & Co. He has a strong and reliable reputation for advising on Nigerian business regulatory issues and is the author of several leading books on commercial law practice in Nigeria. He has acted as the firm’s team leader in several cross-border M&A, PPP and privatisation transactions. He is consistently recommended as a leading lawyer in his field by all the major international lawyer/law firm rating agencies in the world, including Chambers Global, The Legal 500: EMEA, IFLR1000 and Who’s Who Legal.
Ladi was admitted to the Nigerian Bar in 1973 and was co-founding name partner of the firm in 1976. His previous positions include: associate at David Garrick & Co; state counsel at the Lagos State Ministry of Justice; chair of the legal committee of the National Council on Privatisation (2017–2018); vice chair of the NBA section on business law (2004–2009); chair of the National Working Group on the Review of Investment Laws of Nigeria (2007–2009); member of the national executive council of the Nigerian Bar Association (1998–2000); life patron and former vice president of the Nigerian-Belgian Chamber of Commerce; honorary member of the Nigeria Association of Professional Educators (2006); and trustee of the Timothy Adeola Odutola Foundation.
He is a member of the body of the congress of fellows at the Centre for International Legal Studies (Salzburg); the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; the International Bar Association; the International Trademark Association; the American Intellectual Property Law Association; and the Nigerian Bar Association. He is also a notary public.