Olabisi O. Soyebo, SAN.
Olabisi Soyebo heads the Abuja office and she is a Partner at Abdullahi Ibrahim & Co.
She attended the College of St. Elizabeth New Jersey USA from where she obtained a B.A (Hons) in Sociology in 1985. She subsequently proceeded to the University of Buckingham, Buckingham, England where she graduated with an LL.B (Hons) in Law in 1987. She was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1988 and has since been in active legal practice with Abdullahi Ibrahim & Co.
Olabisi Soyebo is a gifted Courtroom advocate and a Solicitor of great repute. She focuses her practice on complex civil/ Criminal appellate litigation. As a seasoned Solicitor she does painstaking work advising and preparing legal documents for complex commercial transactions including Conveyancing, Corporate Finance, Capital Markets, Banking Labour, Employment, and Oil and Gas.
She was appointed a Notary Public in 1998 and was admitted to the Inner Bar as a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, (SAN) (equivalent of a QC in England) in 2008; a rare feat which earned her the trailblazers award from the Nigerian Bar Association’s Women forum in August 2009.
Olabisi Soyebo is also an experienced Arbitrator and Conciliator. She has served as a member of the Panel of Conciliators of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) Washington DC from 1998 to 2005. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) London. Apart from appearing before several arbitral panels she has sat as Registrar in many arbitration proceedings. As a member of the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), she was the Assistant Publicity Secretary and Publicity Secretary between 1989-1990, 1997-1999 respectively (Kaduna Branch). She is a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved Capital Market Consultant and has attended several SEC approved courses, Seminars, etc.