Public Policy & Regulation

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Public Policy & Regulation

Government policy and regulation heavily define the business environment and being able to understand the landscape and navigate it is key to business success.


Our Government Business Practice advises and represents the Federal Government of Nigeria and its agencies, state governments as well as numerous international and indigenous organisations within and outside Nigeria. The practice has been at the forefront of public policy development in Nigeria. This means that we have an unparalleled combination of industry, regulatory, and legal knowledge. This, along with our understanding of the way governments and regulators operate, means that we can approach situations in a way that takes into cognisance your business needs and public policy requirements.


As a testament to our experience, one of our partners has been recognized for his immense contribution to the shaping of the fiscal aspects of public policy in Nigeria, having served as a Special Adviser at the Budget Office and also been significantly involved in the drafting of the widely admired Fiscal Responsibility Act. We have played an instrumental role in the capital market reforms, in our advisory capacity to the Securities Exchange Commission on means of achieving the revitalization of the capital market.


We were lead advisers to Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on legislative changes, leading to the reversal of the Universal Banking regulations and the establishment of the “mopping agency”, the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria, the first of its kind in Nigeria. We harness the fusion between public policy objectives and private business goals as we cater to our clients’ needs. Thus, our clients look to us to assist in regulatory interface with principal government departments and regulators, and we are able to leverage on our familiarity with these agencies for their benefit.


Over six decades, Olaniwun Ajayi has established a sterling go-to reputation for a wide range of corporate, commercial and contentious work.