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The broad experience of our professionals within corporate law office, in-house and business advisory environments ensures that we are able to combine a broad outlook with a deep insight, to the benefit of our clients.

OUR MISSION is “through a creative fusion of legal and market knowledge, to help create new markets and reinvent existing ones”

Industry Activities

We are well embedded in the industries in which we are active and the corporate sector generally. Thus, our professionals have received key appoiontments, honours, as well as facilitated workshops, made presentations and/or served as rapporteurs at conferences and moderated industry events. A few of such activities are listed below:

    • Corporate and Financial

      • Partner awarded the Deloitte Scholarship in Corporate Governance by International Corporate Governance network (ICGN) UK, a global network of the world’s most important institutional investors and their professional advisors (2013).
      • Partner served on the Integrated Business Reporting Committee of ICGN (2013 – 2015).
      • Partner appointed as ICGN’s Country Correspondent for Nigeria, with mandate to report on developments in the financial sector of the country (2013).
      • Partner served on the Financial System Strategy 2020 of Central Bank of Nigeria, and was active on the Financial Markets and Credit & Mortgage sub-committees (2007 – 2010).
      • Firm established the ‘Corporate Governance’ weekly page in Sunday Guardian newspaper, the first such page on the subject in a Nigerian newspaper (May 2010).
      • Partner completed the ‘Integrating Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) factors into Investment Decision’ training of ICGN, UK (June 2015).
      • Partner completed the ‘Sustainability Reporting’ certified training programme of Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), The Netherlands (September 2011).
      • Partner attended the Workshop ‘Ratings 2020: Accelerating ESG Integration Into Global Financial Markets’ organised by Global Initiative for Sustainability Rating (GISR) in Chatham House, London (June 2015).
      • Partner completed the Social Enterprise Leadership training by Beyond Profit, University of Cambridge (2014).
      • Partner completed the World Bank ‘Finance for Development’ training, receiving Statement of Achievement with Distinction’ (December 2015).
      • Partner completed a course in ‘Rethinking International Tax Law’ of the University of Leiden, The Netherlands, earning a 100% grading (January 2016).

    • Energy

      • Partner presented a technical paper on the sustainability reporting in the Nigerian Oil & Gas industry at the NAICE Conference of Society of Petrtoleum Engineers, in Abuja, Nigeria (2011).
      • Partner presented a technical paper on the sustainability implications of the Nigerian ‘local content’ law at the NAICE Conference of Society of Petrtoleum Engineers, in Lagos, Nigeria (2013).
      • Developed the Governance Framework and Operational Process for the flagship CSR initiative of Nigeria’s largest upstream gas company, Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas Limited- the Nigeria Literature Prize and the Nigeria Science Prize (2011).

 About The Lodt 

THE LODT is a law office steeped in the Transaction and Dispute ends of enterprise practice. Our understanding of the structure of the markets and industries in which our clients play allow us to appropriately situate them, identify their requirements and provide apt solutions and resolutions to their transaction and dispute needs. The creation of a third service suite, Institutionalisation, demonstrates our recognition of the increasingly value-based environment of business and the consequential need for organisations to strengthen their internal leadership capacities in governance and sustainability.

Our expertise has been used by clients in the private and public sectors— in industries spanning anything from Financial Services to Energy, Technology/Media/Entertainment to Real Estate— as well as within the third sector of civil society (see our market focus here)

 

 

 

    • Technology-Media-Entertainment-Creative Industry

      • The firm covened the 2016 Lagos ‘Social Media Week’ event ‘Technology and Smart Globalisation’ bringing together, for the first time, the communities of tech entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and development sector actors in Nigeria to deliberate on collaborative opportunities offered by the Ssutainablility Development Goals (SDGs) [February 2016].
      • Partner was moderator of the panel discussion on ‘Digital Broadcasting and Artistic Freedom’ at the 2015 I-Rep Documentary Film Festival, Lagos, Nigeria (March 2015).
      • Partner appointed into the African ‘Pool of Experts’ on the UNESCO 2005 Convention on Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2012).
      • Partner engaged in consultations as part of an international network of experts on the post-2015 global development agenda (now the SDGs) under the aegis of UNESCO, UNDP and UNDESA (2013).
      • Partner was guest lecturer and made a presentation titled ‘Copyrights Law and Piracy- Legal Issues in the Information Society’ at the Public Lecture Day of Association of Information Resources Management Students, Babcock University, Nigeria (October 2009).
      • Partner served as Chief Rapporteur for the ‘Tax and the Arts’ conference of the Federal Ministry of Tourism, Culture and National Orientation to review the tax and fiscal aspects of the revised National Policy on Culture, producing the 40-page official proceedings/report of the conference; had earlier assisted the office of the Federal Director of Culture to develop, for the Minister’s approval, the concept paper for the conference (June 2010).
      • Partner was one of three African experts invited by Scottish Government to speak at a conference in Edinburgh to discuss creative industry opportunities in Africa with the Scottish creative industry (November 2012).
      • Partner facilitated the workshop ‘Book in the age of the microchip’ at the Lagos Book and Art Festival (LABAF) [November 2011].
      • Partner awarded a European Union scholarship to attend a Cultural Leadership Training at, and become one of the pioneering fellows of, the African Art institute, Cape Town, South Africa (August 2012).
      • Partner was paper presenter at the first annual African Creative Economy conference under the aegis of Arterial Network Africa, in Nairobi, Kenya (December 2011).
      • Partner produced a 50-page draft strategic document on the globalisation of a regional creative industry for the guidance of DAWN, a regional development think-tank for states of the western part of Nigeria (December 2013).