Toyin Bashir, a seasoned Legal Practitioner, is a partner at Banwo & Ighodalo, a top-tier commercial Firm and heads the Firm’s corporate practice in Abuja. She has relevant expertise in general legal advisory, company formations and restructuring, company secretarial, immigration and employment law, regulatory compliance and government relations, policy formulation, legislative advocacy and engagement as well as corporate commercial legal practice.
Over the years, Toyin successfully provided technical support to the Federal Government on its initiative to make it easier to do business, through the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC). In this role, she advised on the review & streamline of import and export processes to aid trade across borders. She led the review of guidelines for registering technology transfer agreements and also worked on improving transparency and efficiency of operations at the Trademarks Registry. Toyin also led engagements on the subnational level which culminated in the establishment of the first Small Claims Court in Lagos State in 2018; and has since supported other States such as Kano, Edo, Bayelsa, Rivers, Nasarawa, Jigawa, Bayelsa and more recently the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja with the establishment and operationalisation of Small Claims Courts in these States. With regards to legislative reforms, Toyin also supported with the review and passage of the Companies & Allied Matters Act, 2020 and led engagements which led to the review of several business laws in Nigeria, culminating in the passage of the Business Facilitation Act, 2022. Most recently, she led the Banwo & Ighodalo team which provided advocacy and consultative services to the government of Nigeria, leading to the passage of the Nigeria Data Protection Act, 2023.
Toyin Bashir has served as a notable resource person for various engagements, authored several articles and delivered papers at different legal & business events including the Annual French Economic Summit where she spoke on the regulatory environment for doing business. She is a member of the Section on Business Law of the Nigeria Bar Association as well as the International Bar Association. She is an insolvency practitioner and a member of the Business Recovery and Insolvency Practitioners Association of Nigeria (BRIPAN) and recently spoke at the annual Insol African Roundtable 2023 held in Kigali, Rwanda on developments recorded by Nigeria in this area of practice.
Toyin is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN). She is also passionate about gender inclusion especially in business and politics and in this regard is an associate member of Women in Management, Business & Public Service (WIMBIZ) and also mentors young professional women under the platform of Women in Successful Careers (WISCAR).
The theme of the Legal Business Conference 2023 is “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?
Toyin will be a Panelist on the third session alongside other erudite Speakers.
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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