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Prof. Yemi
Osinbajo is the senior partner at SimmonsCooper Partners. Yemi is a professor
of law and a former attorney-general of Lagos state and commissioner for
justice. He is also a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN). Yemi was educated at
the University of Lagos, Nigeria (LLB, 1978) and the London School of Economics
(LLM, 1980). He was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Nigeria in
1979. Yemi has 31 years of litigation experience including significant trial
and appellate work. He has also authored several books on civil procedure in
Nigerian superior courts, rules of evidence and justice reform.

supervises the commercial litigation group at SimmonsCooper Partners (SCP), a
leading commercial litigation and corporate commercial firm in Nigeria. With a
multi-jurisdictional competence spanning Nigeria, the United States and the
United Kingdom, SCP fuses sound legal counsel with superior advocacy, and
personal and responsive service. SCP provides a very comprehensive and
integrated range of litigation, transactional, advisory and several support
services to a vast array of clients. 
Yemi has
conducted very important constitutional and precedential cases before the
Nigerian Supreme Court. Some of these include fiscal disputes between the
federating units and the federal government; disputes regarding the ownership
and control of oil and gas resources; town and physical planning disputes between
the federating units and the federal government; an international territorial
jurisdictional dispute in the West African sub-regional court; shareholder
disputes involving a multinational, private investors and state-owned
investment corporations and energy disputes arising from multinational
participation in power projects in Nigeria. 
In other
cases, Yemi has advised and represented clients in a broad range of commercial
and corporate issues including securities litigation, investments and
divestments, joint ventures, oil block acquisitions, product liability,
fiduciary duties of directors, intellectual property, and corporate valuations.
He is also involved in statutory and regulatory appraisal representation before
the legislature and federal and state agencies. 
He was appointed
Lagos State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in 1999 and
reappointed for a second term in 2003. 
While in
public office as attorney general, Yemi is credited with undertaking
far-reaching significant judicial reform in Lagos state, addressing critical
areas as judges’ recruitment, remuneration, training and discipline. In
addition, he addressed access to justice for the poor by establishing
appropriate institutions in the Office of the Public Defender and the Citizens
Mediation Centre. In honour of his contributions to legal reform and the
development of law in Nigeria, a compendium of essays on Nigerian
constitutional law was compiled.
Yemi is a member of the International Bar Association and the British
Institute of International and Comparative Law and has served in the Nigerian
Body of Benchers and the Council for Legal Education of Nigeria. He is
currently an independent director of CitiBank Nigeria and an ethics adviser to
the board of the Africa Development Bank. He has also served in various
capacities within the United Nations Organisation. Yemi speaks frequently at
several commercial litigation events locally and internationally. He is
actively involved in the pursuit of legal education reform in Nigeria.
He also served as a staff member of the
United Nations and Member of the United Nation’s Secretary General’s Committee
of Experts on Conduct and Discipline of UN Peacekeeping personnel around the
Prof. Yemi
Osibajo has been announced as the Vice –Presidential candidate and running mate
to General Buhari in the 2015 elections under the APC. He also pastors at Olive
Tree House of Prayer for All Nations, Banana Island, a parish of the Redeemed
Christian Church of God and lives in Lagos with his wife and three children.