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    David Olanrewaju (‘Lanre’) Olaoluwa is the Managing Partner of Matrix-Solicitors LLP whose thorough-thinking habit and ability to cut through complexities to educe legal solutions has characterised his nearly three decades of legal practice - in the Court room and the Board room.

     

    ‘Lanre graduated in Law with Honours from the University of Ife, Ile-Ife, Nigeria and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1987. He thereafter completed a course in Management at the Lagos School of Business of the Pan African University. He taught Law at the Lagos State University - and with his penchant for practical pedagogy, at the Nigerian Institute of Advance Legal Studies as a yearly resource on Commercial Law and Practice, with a focus on Information Technology Law. He was resource on Nigerian Law and Practice at the 2004 International Bar Association (IBA) Conference in New Zealand and to the official Nigerian delegation - NNPC at the 2004 Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, USA.

     

    Aside from providing expert advice in a wide array of sectors in Business, Technology, Finance, Power, Government Regulatory policies, transaction structuring, documentation and taxation, Lanre’s civil and criminal litigation practice in Nigeria has led the Firm in milestone cases and transactions for a clientele base ranging from multinationals to local start-ups, for whom he has successfully handled intricate deals and cases before State and Federal Courts, Administrative Tribunals and has arbitrated domestic and international matters under the ICC, LCIA, GAFTA and ad hoc Rules. In some of his representative engagements, he

     

    • advised Presidential Unit on Budget Monitoring and Price Intelligence;                                                                           
    • acted as Lead Solicitor at the retention of Matrix as Country Solicitors to the Vendors – PricewaterhouseCoopers Nigeria - in the c. US$4billion sale of the Consulting business of PricewaterhouseCoopers (Worldwide) to IBM;                                                                                                        

    • advised the Economic & Financial Crimes Commission;                                                                                                        

    • advised Nigerian Cybercrime Working Group (NCWG) – under The Presidency, through the office of the National Security Adviser, responsible for the formulation and drafting of the proposed Nigerian Cybercrime & Cyber-terrorism Bill currently pending before the National Assembly;  

                                                                                                         

    • acted as Lead Legal Consultant in the Steer Davies Gleave Consortium (comprising Steer Davies Gleave, UK; Matrix-Solicitors; PriceWaterHouseCoopers; & Advance Engineering Company), a Private-Public Sector Joint Venture set up by the Lagos State Government to own and operate the modern Commuter-friendly Bus Service under the Lagos Bus (Priority) Rapid Transport, BRT Scheme, now in operation;                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

    • acted as Lead Counsel in a US$500m arbitration claim before the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), involving trans-jurisdictional parties.

       

       

    Practice Areas


    ‘Lanre has been involved in - and consistently advises in matters relating to:

     

    • Corporate Advisory
    • Banking and Finance
    • Intellectual Property
    • Energy, Power and Resources
    • Civil and Criminal Litigation
    • Telecommunications, Media & Technology
    • Maritime
    • Taxation and Insurance

     

    Professional Memberships

     

    Among other professional bodies, ‘Lanre is a member of:

     

    • The Nigerian Bar Association
    • The International Bar Association

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    EMAIL :   Lanre Olaoluwa
    TELEPHONE :+234 (1) 280 6781
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