We announce the strategic collaboration between the Law Firm of Odujinrin & Adefulu (est.1972) (“the Firm”) and the learned Professor of Law and erudite Senior Advocate of Nigeria Professor Taiwo Osipitan, SAN. This collaboration will re-energize the Litigation Department of the Firm under the leadership of the learned professor and enable it handle effectively high profile Litigation and Arbitration cases locally and in other jurisdictions. The synergy is to further affirm our commitment to surpass our clients’ expectations through quality legal services rendered by our practitioners. By this collaboration, we have exceeded 215 cumulative years of experience in Litigation and Arbitration in Nigeria with highly diversified and well-grounded practitioners in the legal sector both locally and internationally.
Professor Osipitan has 35 years of experience in the legal sector and is well versed in Commercial and Civil Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Mediation and Negotiation. He is an accomplished legal practitioner who has served in various capacities.
A distinguished graduate of the University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos between 1977 and 1980 where he obtained his Bachelor of Laws and Letters degree (LL.B. (HONS)). Between 1980 and 1981, Professor Osipitan, SAN attended the Nigerian Law School, Victoria Island, Lagos where he bagged a Second Class Upper Division in the Bar finals. He was in 1981 admitted to the London School of Economics & Political Science where he obtained his Master of Laws degree (LL.M), with Distinction in 1982.
Professor Osipitan was appointed a Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Lagos in 1983 and became a Professor of Public Law in October 1998. He was the Special Adviser on Legal and Constitutional Matters to the Chief of General Staff and Vice-Chairman of the Provisional Ruling Council of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from July 1998 till May 1999. In September 2002, Professor Osipitan was elevated to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (S.A.N.). His Inaugural Lecture at the University of Lagos delivered in 2004, and titled ‘An Autochthonous Constitution for Nigeria; Myth or Reality’ remains a leading authority in constitution making in Nigeria. He was also made a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators of Nigeria in July 2012.
Professor Osipitan has written several articles and papers which have been published in various books and (law) journals. He has more than 50 scholarly publications to his credit. He has also successfully handled several high profile cases from the High Court to the Supreme Court of Nigeria.