Profile of Olufemi Lijadu

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Mr Olufemi Lijadu is the Founding Partner at Ukiri & Lijadu Barristers and Solicitors which specialises in Foreign Investment Law, Commercial Law, Banking & Finance Law and Energy Law. He was the Consultant at Femi Lijadu & Co. from September 2003 to September 2011 where he was the Legal & Strategy Consultant to oil and gas industry on Local Content Implementation.

His experience also cuts across the banking sector. He was an Executive Director at UBA Plc between January 1997 to September 2002. At UBA, he was a Key member of the strategy and change management team mandated to revitalize and reposition the third largest retail bank in Nigeria after privatization in 1994.

While at UBA as an Executive Director, he was also a Partner (Foreign Investment and Banking) at Udo Udoma & Belo Osagie. He was responsible for and provided legal advisory, tax and other services to foreign investors doing business in Nigeria.

Below are his career experience and educational qualifications.



Ukiri & Lijadu Barristers & Solicitors

Founding Partner

Ukiri & Lijadu Barristers & Solicitors

Jan 2017 – Present


Femi Lijadu & Co.


Femi Lijadu & Co.

Sep 2003 – Sep 2011


United Bank for Africa

Executive Director

United Bank for Africa

Jan 1997 – Sep 2002


Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie

Partner, Foreign Investment & Banking

Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie

Feb 1992 – Jun 1994



London Business School

MSC, Business Management (2002 – 2003)


University College London, U. of London

Master of Laws – LLM Corporate & Commercial Law (1982 – 1983)


University College London, U. of London

L.L.M., Law (1982 – 1983)


University of Durham, St Chads College

B.A.(Hons) Law (1977 – 1980)

National Service/Appointment

Mr Lijadu served in the Presidential Committee on the Audit of Recovered Public Assets between the period of May 22, 2015 to November 22, 2017.

Published Works

None is available at the moment.

Thoughts On Capital Market

None is available at the moment.


Mr Olufemi Lijadu is a member of several professional groups across the country. He is a Fellow and Director of the Aspen Leadership Global Network (West – Africa).

He is also  a member of the advisory board of Art X (Art Fair), Nigerian Bar Association, International Bar Association, International Tax and Planning Association,  and African leadership Initiative West Africa.


Related Links

  1. Olufemi Lijadu - LinkedIn
  2. Ukiri Lijadu – Olufemi Lijadu
  3. Aspen Institute – Femi Lijadu


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