Michael Orimobi
Global Chairman, Tokunbo Orimobi Legal Group

Speaker Profile

Michael is an ingenious and astute commercial lawyer with years of experience in capital markets, M&A and finance. He holds a Bachelors degree in Law (LLB) from the University of Lagos and has been called to the Nigerian Bar. Furthermore, he has a Masters degree in Commercial Law (with emphasis on Corporate Finance law, International Commercial Tax, International Intellectual Property Law and Corporate Governance) from the University of Cambridge.

He started his career as an investment banker and was involved in structuring several Nigerian and Cross-border commercial transactions, such as Financial Analysis and Valuation of Companies, Mergers & Acquisitions, Listing of Companies on the Nigerian Stock Exchange, Core Investor Sale, Privatization & Commercialization, Balance Sheet Restructuring, Corporate Restructuring, Issuance of Equity, Debt and Hybrid Instruments (Private Placements, Special Placings, Public Offers) and Foreign Direct Investments.

He is currently the Global Chairman of the Tokunbo Orimobi Legal Group – a global law firm with offices in Abuja, Ibadan, Lagos, London, New York, Port Harcourt, Port Louis and Pretoria. Michael doubles as the Managing Partner of the Group’s Nigerian Practice – Tokunbo Orimobi LP. Michael, in the course of his legal career, has been able to perfectly combine his legal background with his investment banking experience in proffering highest quality legal advisory services to clients.

Michael is ranked as a Leading Lawyer for Capital Markets Deals in Nigeria by the IFLR1000, emerged as Lawyer of the Year, Nigeria & Leading Adviser, Nigeria in the ACQ Global Awards and was awarded Marketing Law with Accolades Award in the 2016 DealMakers Country Awards. Under his tenure as Managing Partner of Tokunbo Orimobi LP, the law firm has won several awards such as Recommended Firm for Financial and Corporate Deals 2019 – IFLR 1000; Capital Markets Law Firm of the Year, Nigeria – 2018 Corporate Int’l Magazine Global Awards; Corporate Finance Law Firm of the Year, Nigeria – 2018 Corporate Int’l Magazine Global Awards; Banking & Finance Law Firm of the Year, Nigeria – 2017 Corporate Livewire Finance Awards; Most Innovative Law Firm, Nigeria – 2016 Acquisition International Magazine Awards; Corporate Finance Law Firm of the Year, Nigeria – 2015 DealMakers Country Awards; Regulatory Compliance Practice of the Year, Nigeria, Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year, Nigeria & Best Commercial Law Firm of the Year, Nigeria – 2015 Acquisition International M&A Awards; Full Service Law Firm of the Year, Nigeria, Project Finance Firm of the Year, Nigeria & Litigation Law Firm of the Year, Nigeria – 2014 ACQ Global Awards etc.

He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association and the International Bar Association.

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