Nigeria Legal System Needs Modernization to Stay Competitive Globally – George Etomi

Mr George Etomi, has stated that the Nigerian legal system needs modernization to stay competitive globally. He noted that we should assess the sector’s worth to understand the growing international interest. Additionally, collaboration with the government is crucial to ensure Nigerian law firms are prioritized, particularly for foreign clients with cases in the country.

This was said at the 2024 Law week of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Lagos Branch at the 1st plenary session titled “Adapting to global shifts in Legal practice”.

Another panelist, Dr. Eyimofe Atake, SAN (Senior Partner Eyimofe Atoke & Co.) said that “If we do not have a good rule of Law, we cannot talk about expansion or globalization. We need to expose our young lawyers to more technology by sending them to conferences and seminars as this is needed for partnerships and collaborations since the ones that are “japaing” are also doing well where they are.”

Mr. Gbolahan Elias, SAN (Partner at G. Elias) asserted that “we need a strong growing economy in order to ensure a thriving Legal ecosystem.”

Mrs. Boma Alabi, SAN (Managing Partner, Primera Africa Legal) said that in addressing the generational gap in the legal profession in allusion to the Gen Z, we need to encourage an open door policy, having lunch together, being less formal at work, etc.

The event held at Harbour Point, Victoria Island, Lagos State on Monday, 10 May 2024.