Prof. Gbolahan Elias was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1981 and the New York Bar in 1990. He is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (Nigerian QC equivalent) and one of the three equity partners in G. Elias & Co., a leading Nigerian business law firm with a bias for corporate and financial work.
He was an associate at Cravath, Swaine and Moore, the leading New York corporate law for, from late 1989 to mid-1993. “Exim” banks both in Nigeria, Africa and beyond feature frequently in his practice in Lagos.
He studied law at Oxford University and has that University’s BA MA BCL and D. Phil degrees, both the BA and BCL with first-class honours. Over the years he has served on several Nigerian committees to reform the law on trusts, pensions, petroleum and shipping.