George Etomi, is the Founder of George Etomi & Partners and a distinguished transaction lawyer regularly consulted by multinational companies and top government agencies. He was closely involved in acting for the first mobile telephone service in the country and advises major foreign airlines operating in Nigeria. He has extensive experience in commercial transactions, spanning Arbitration and other ADR methods, Aviation, Building and Construction, Banking and Finance, Energy and Natural Resources. He has represented clients on a variety of corporate and commercial matters including public and private offerings, privatisation and major project finance transactions.
Mr. Etomi also has a special interest in the Energy and Natural Resources field and is a member of Center for Petroleum Law Research [CPLR]. He has worked over the years with numerous multinational oil companies. In the power sector space, he supported power investors during the acquisition and concession of Successor Companies in the Nigerian power privatisation process and provided high-level legal advisory services to the Government and core investors alike throughout the several stages of the privatisation process. Mr. Etomi is the Chairman of the Claims Review Panel of the NGX, Chairman of West Power & Gas ( the core investor of Eko Electricity Distribution Company) and Chairman of the largest indigenous Oil & Gas company in Ghana.
Mr. Etomi is the first past Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, Section on Business Law and is a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies who named a centre after him: “The George Etomi Centre for Strategic Investment and Corporate Governance”. Mr. Etomi is a Life Bencher of the Body of Benchers which is body of highest distinction in the legal profession. He is also a trustee of the Nigerian Bar Association. He was conferred with the National Productivity Order of Merit Award in 2014. He is married with children.
Mr Etomi will be speaking on the theme of the Conference -“Powering Tomorrow’s Economy Today”.
One Hybrid Conference, Three Engaging Sessions
The Conference comprises three sessions as follows:
Session 1: The Role of Energy in Economic Growth: Transitioning to the Next Level
Session 2: The Digital Economy and the Future of Business: The Odds and the Opportunities
Session 3: Business Enabling Environment: Is Nigeria getting it right?
The Legal Business Conference will hold on 27 July 2023 at Civic Centre, Ozumba Mbadiwe Road, Victoria Island, Lagos and virtually via Zoom.
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