Olayinka Alao — Associate S.C.P (Writer)


On November 12, 2020, President Muhammadu Buhari signed the Banks and Other Financial Institutions Act 2020 (“BOFIA” or “the Act”) into law and thereby effectively repealed the erstwhile Banks and Other Financial Institutions Act 1991. The erstwhile Act had become obsolete and out of tune with the evolving complexities…

SimmonsCooper Partners is happy to announce the successful selection and elevation of our Managing Partner, Dapo Akinosun, to the prestigious rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria by the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee at its 143rd Plenary Session held on 13th November, 2020.

The esteemed rank is awarded as a mark of distinction to members within the legal profession and Academics.

As our Dapo Akinosun joins the inner Bar at the swearing -in ceremony on 14th December, 2020, we look forward to deepening the leadership culture, while keeping the SCP banner of excellence aloft. Congratulations to Dapo Akinosun on a honour very well deserved!

SIMMONSCOOPER PARTNERS is pleased to partner with LawPavilion for a virtual interactive session, themed “Easing Business in Nigeria — CAMA 2020 and Economic Growth”, scheduled for Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 10.00am.

The webinar is designed to equip investors with the information necessary to derive optimal benefits from the emerging economic trends, business models and plans; in view of the new laws regulating the Nigerian business environment. Participants are offered the unique opportunity of interacting with experts and top personnel from the relevant regulators in Nigeria.

Our Managing Partner, Dapo Akinosun will be joined by other distinguished panelists to lead the discussion.

Please click the link below to register for the webinar.


On Monday, January 13th 2020, President Muhammadu Buhari signed the Finance Bill into law, effectively changing its status to an Act of the National Assembly. The Finance Act (“The Act”) introduces extensive financial implications for individual, and corporate transactions (whether small, medium and large-sized business) through fiscal measures consistent…


The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria recently signed into law the Finance Bill 2019. The Bill now becomes an Act of the National Assembly to be cited as Finance Act, 2019. This Act amended seven principal revenue driven legislations to wit:

  • Companies Income Tax Act;
  • Value Added…


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