Afolabi Elebiju

Afolabi Elebiju, Principal, LeLaw Barristers & Solicitors graduated from Harvard Law School’s International Finance LLM programme in 2007, after his Corporate & Commercial LLM from the University of Lagos in 1997. He obtained his two Second Class Upper Honours BA (Ed.) and LLB degrees from Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife, in 1987 and 1993 respectively. He has been a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (FCTI) since 2008, and was one-time Vice Dean of its Indirect Tax Faculty.

Called to the Nigerian Bar in 1995, and starting his professional career as Associate Counsel with Olaniwun Ajayi LP, he briefly ran his earlier practice, Stirling Lloyd in 1998. He was variously Senior Consultant, Manager and Senior Manager, Andersen/KPMG Professional Services (1998-2006); then Tax & Regulatory Partner, Templars Barristers & Solicitors (2007-2013) and General Counsel, African Capital Alliance (2013-2014), before founding LeLaw, a niche commercial law firm (

A widely published writer and presenter, he has for over 2 decades, been actively contributing to Nigeria’s business landscape reform/competitiveness improvement discourse on diverse platforms, including in influential international media.