DR. SHERIFF ABIODUN ADESANYA
is a bright and tenacious lawyer, PhD holder and telecommunications law expert with highlyinnovative ideas.
He attended the prestigious Bradfield College, Berkshire, England where he completed his A-levels before gaining admission to the University of Exeter where he graduated with a Second Class Upper in 2009 after which he went on to the Nigerian Law School and passed his Bar Finals in 2010.
He also has a Master of Laws (LL.M) in Commercial and Corporate Law from Queen Mary, University of London awarded in 2011 and subsequently completed his PhDin Telecommunications Law and Regulation at the University of Leicester in 2020. His Doctoral thesis was entitled ‘Good Regulation and Convergence in the Nigerian Telecommunications Sector.
He is a seasoned litigator having successfully argued matters both at the Trial and Appellate Courts. He has also been involved in the recovery of billions of naira for various Clients in Nigeriaincluding, but not limited to, Sterling Bank Plc, Unity Bank Plc, Wema Bank Nigeria Plc, to name but a few. He is also a regular face at the National Industrial Court, where he has appeared and argued for both employees and employers on countless occasions. He also took part in the subsequent out of court settlement resulting from the Landmark Supreme Court Decision in the case of Longe V. First Bank of Nigeria PLC (2010) 6 NWLR (Pt. 1189) 1 S.C. He has also represented and advised various telecommunications industry players including the NCC, NITEL Plc (In Liquidation) and Globacom limited amongst many others.Dr Adesanya is an active member of the Nigerian Bar Association, Lagos branch and a member of the International Bar Association.
Areas of Practice
Telecommunications Law, Regulatory Law, International Commercial, Litigation - Conflicts of Law, Conveyancing and Land Law, Commercial & Company Law, Labour Law, Civil Litigation and Family law.