A 1988 Law graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University. ‘Was called to the Nigerian Bar in December, 1989 and commenced his legal career with the law firm of Olawoyin (S.A.N.) & Olawoyin, based in Lagos. He worked briefly as a junior associate in Oyagbola Chambers, another renown Lagos based law firm, before starting his own practice, “Gbenga Ojo & Co”, in April 1992.
Mr. Ojo has appeared in many court cases in which he was responsible for his own case load from inception through trial and judgment. He thus has considerable legal experience in both civil and criminal litigations particularly civil litigation in the areas of land litigation, Debt Recovery, Landlord and Tenant, Companies Winding Up Proceedings, Receiverships, Marine Claims, Arbitration, Matrimonial Proceedings, he has successfully conducted numerous trials.
He has also been involved in the preparation, construction and vetting of many agreements, such as sale of land, Deeds of Assignment, employment, equipment leasing, loan, charter party, mortgage, tenancy, lease, etc in the course of his career. Has transactional and very considerable experience in drafting and negotiating various corporate, real estate and employment agreements. Has drafted various contract provisions, opinion letters and settlement agreements for clients.
He also has experience in labour matters and has practiced in the National Industrial Court (a Court vested with exclusive jurisdiction to settle matters arising from trade disputes and trade unions) as well as the miscellaneous offences Tribunal.
Mr. Ojo is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association (N.B.A.), Ikeja Chapter.