The Firm was founded by the Senior Partner Oyesoji Oyeleke after the practice he jointly founded, LAYONU, OYELEKE & OKWUDIAFOR in 1991 was dissolved to allow partners pursue different interests. A number of the members of the old firm are still with this practice.
The practice is primarily a dispute resolution and commercial law firm. Instructions are regularly received for all aspects of:
CollectShip arrests, and arranging security for releasesions
Company formations and reorganizations
Due diligence and forensic inquiries
Financial, trade and credit agreements
Various aspects of commercial disputes
Tax and investments
Government and regulatory inquiries
Private client work in all areas.
A variety of the work is undertaken for multinational and overseas registered companies, financial institutions, P&I Clubs and their correspondents, commodity trading houses, Insurance companies and Underwriters and a wide range of individuals and midsized public and private limited companies.
A Limited Liability Partnership (LLP), Firm, and of few in the Country and the West Africa Sub region. The firm is with its offices in the heart of commercial Lagos, on the Marina.
The variety of the members’ experiences derived from the diversity of the clientele they have served over the years and their ages at the bar has ensured that the niche of the firms work and activities are in the fields referred to above.
The strength of the firm is the ability to handle work beyond which will normally be expected in practice with less than Ten  fee earners.
The approach is creative and user friendly, if pragmatic with the end product as a meaningful and relevant tool in the ultimate business decisions of the client, the primary objective. Lawyers will generally work across boundaries rather than in strict formal departmental structures to very resolutely present the point of view that we have accepted to make.
The firm believes that ultimately, most beneficiaries of professional services have very little appetite for purely academic abilities and have taken the cue to endeavour to tailor deliveries in an effective, clear, workable and cost effective manner without necessarily advancing the research efforts involved in the solutions.
Non exclusive working relationships are maintained with several overseas firms and bodies from where a reasonable amount of work is derived.
The complexities, variety, and file numbers that have been attended particularly those with cross border flavor serve as one endorsement of the firms’ capabilities.
The practice and its members belong to several professional and other relevant organizations and associations and regularly attend fora at home and abroad in furtherance of the desire to better service clientele needs.
Members also belong to various legal associations including the Nigerian and International Bar Associations (NBA) & (IBA), and the Commercial Law League of America (CLLA).