An attorney with an eye for both the big picture and for detail, Stephen helps clients finely navigate seen and unforeseen risks in today’s legal, business, and regulatory environment. With his legal expertise and interdisciplinary approach to problems, Stephen approaches issues with rare insight, professionalism, and missionary zeal.
Stephen is a lawyer with expertise in Commercial Dispute Resolution and Technology Law practice. He is also a Mediator certified by the Lagos Multi-door Court House. He has successfully argued cases from the High Courts of various jurisdictions to the Appellate Courts on behalf of financial institutions, other corporate bodies, multinationals and government agencies. He has advised a number of both established and startup tech companies.
Stephen is the author of Stephen Legal Digest, a top-rated Legal Digest in Nigeria published by UNILAG Press. Apart from his incisive analysis of case law and trending legal issues he frequently posts on his personal Blog (stephenlegal.ng), he has been published in the University of Benin Law Journal, The Guardian, The Nation, Thisday, The Cable, Proshare, among others.
Stephen is a multiple-award-winning lawyer. He holds the Nigerian Bar Association Service Award, ThisDay Legal Personality of the Week, University of Lagos Distinguished Alumnus Award (by the Law Students Society), University of Benin Law Students Association (LAWSA) Award, National Merit Scholarship Award, among others.
He served as a member of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association (Lagos Branch). Stephen is also a member of the Business Recovery and Insolvency Practitioners Association of Nigeria (BRIPAN) and Stakeholders in Blockchain Association of Nigeria (SiBAN).
Stephen is a graduate of the University of Benin (LLB) as well as the University of Lagos (LLM). In addition, Stephen has several professional certifications from the University of Chicago, BRIPAN, NDP Academy, among others.