Lanre Lassise-Phillips

Lanre Lassise-Phillips is currently the Chairman Tax Appeal Tribunal Lagos Zone Panel 1. He is an established legal practitioner with bias for tax practice. He was formerly the Practice Head of ASCO LP, a corporate tax law firm. Prior to that, he managed the Brook Solicitors, a firm that specializes in trade and investment as well as corporate practice. He worked in a number of financial institutions in Nigeria.

Lanre has contributed significantly to the advancement of the fledging tax law practice in Nigeria. He is one of the editors of the African Tax Law Report, the Nigerian Revenue Law Reports as well as All Nigerian Tax Cases all of which are devoted exclusively to reporting tax cases.

Amongst others, he was a resource speaker at:

an in-house tax training organised for Lagos State Internal Revenue Service [LIRS] on “Principles and Practice of Tax Appeal Under the Personal Income Tax Act” by Priory Terrace Solicitors 2015 tagged Legal Education & Research Node [LEARN];
Nungu Business School virtual training on the Innovations introduced by the new Companies and Allied Matters Act 2020;
the HR Madam SME Clinic virtual training titled “Your Business & the Law” (a session for business owners & startups);
the Centre for Law and Development Studies’ 2-day training on “Managing Transaction Taxes: Understanding Monthly Tax Compliance Requirement” June 2021;
ESQ Practical Lawyers Academy Webinar titled “Tax Concerns of Foreign Persons investing in Nigeria” July 2021;
the Civil Society Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) Sensitisation Workshop on Multiple Taxation and Judicial Redress Mechanisms titled “Overview of the Tax Appeal Tribunal (TAT) and Filing of Appeals at the TAT – Commencement to Conclusion” September 2021.

Lanre is also a consummate academic and has a number of publications online and in reputable law journals to his credit. His publications include:

Commentary on the Review of the Court of Appeal Decision in Stabilini Visinoni Vs FBIR” published in Appellate Review Journal Vol.3 No.2.
“Tax Exemption granted under the Pioneer Status is never at Large” published online December 8, 2015, available at
“Gas Utilisation Project in Downstream Sector entitles the company to 35% Investment Allowance under CITA” published online December 2, 2015 available at
“Understanding the Knotty Issues in Tax Appeal in Nigeria – Part 4” published online December 1, 2015, available at -knotty-issues-tax-appeal-nigeria-lanre/.
A Critical Evaluation of Tax Appeal Procedure Under the Personal Income Tax Act (as amended).

He is the author of the book, Nigeria’s Tax Appeal System – The Law Practice & Procedure (in Press).

Lanre graduated from the distinguished University of Lagos with a Second-Class Upper Degree and he is pursuing a Doctoral programme in tax law from the same University having obtained his Master of Laws Degree. He holds an Advance Diploma in Theology. He also holds a National Diploma, Mass Communication from the Polytechnic Ibadan.

He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), was a recipient of the Mobil Nigeria Unlimited National Merit Award and a University of Lagos Scholar.