BENJAMIN C. OBIDEGWU is a 1990 law graduate of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He was admitted to practice law in Nigeria in December 1991 and joined Osinbajo, Kukoyi and Adokpaye in 1992. In 1998, he received a Master’s Degree award in law from the Lagos State University specialising in Banking and Investment Law. Ben, a fellow of the Southwestern Institute for International and Comparative Law/Centre for American and International Law, Dallas, Texas, USA is also an alumnus of the Management Development Programme for Legal Practitioners of the Pan Atlantic University (formerly Lagos Business School), Lagos.
Benjamin is an expert in corporate compliance, regulation matters, banking and investment practices, taxation, intellectual property and a Capital Market Consultant registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Nigeria. He has acted as legal adviser and solicitor in several complex and international legal transactions including:
- The N4.5 Trillion Debt Issuance Programme of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria
- The US$2.5 Million Acquisition of Travant Ltd (a Mauritania based Global License Company)
- Legal and transactional advisor to core investors in the N1.5 Billion Nigerian Gaming Industry Investment portfolio.
- Company Secretary to one of Nigeria’s leading media organisations, the Independent Communication Network Limited (ICNL), publishers of The News magazine until its closure as a business venture.
Ben also has practice interests in
Mining, Real Estate and Property matters. In 2006, he was an expertise
Speaker at an international law conference in South Africa to espouse on
Legal issues in Commercial Investment(s) in Nigeria.