Chief Bayo Ojo, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria is the Founder and Principal partner of Bayo Ojo and Company. He graduated from the University of Lagos in June 1977 where he obtained his LL.B and was called to the Nigerian Bar in July 1978. He started his Law practice before obtaining his LL.M from the London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London in 1982. He also obtained a Certificate in Legal Drafting from the Royal Institute of Public Administration, London and a diploma in International Commercial Arbitration from the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London
He is a fellow of the same Institute, a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales and a Chartered Arbitrator. Chief Bayo Ojo is a former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice of Nigeria, former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, current 1st Vice Chairman of the Nigerian branch of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators UK , and past Chairman of the Legal Aid Council of Nigeria (1999-2004). He is currently a member of the International Law Commission of the United Nations in Geneva.
Chief Bayo Ojo has extensive experience in all aspects of Corporate and Commercial law in the course of his career and he has advised on several major transactions including joint ventures acquisition and mergers, significant law reforms ,appointed receiver and liquidator over several companies and is also a leading member of Business Recovery and Insolvency Practioners Association of Nigeria (BRIPAN). He has also acted as counsel, sole arbitrator and presiding arbitrator in quite a number of domestic and International Arbitrations.
He is a member of the International Bar Association, Association of Swiss Arbitrators, London Court of International Arbitration and an Associate member of the American Bar Association.