Described by a National Newspaper as the “quintessential Lawyer” he has effectively traversed the entire gamut of legal Practice in Nigeria as a litigator. Admitted to the Nigerian Bar in 1981, he began legal practice and quickly earned a reputation as a tough litigator and commercial lawyer with special interest in cross border financial transactions and compliance with money laundering as well as other regulations. Having been pioneer partner in TRLP Solicitors, a London based commercial law firm established in 2002, he has been consulted and acted in respect of high profile matters in the United Kingdom involving the assets of Nigerian political figures.
Highly respected in banking, finance and investment circles, he represented the interests of the Nigerian Creditors of the London Trust Bank in its administration by Price Waterhouse Coopers London and led the Creditors Committee in the eventual CVA of that entity. His advise and influence was pivotal in the record recovery of Nigerian funds tied up in the institution when the United Kingdom Financial Services Authority withdrew its license. He has also been involved in advising the major actors in the ongoing Banking reform in Nigeria and has written prolifically on the subject.