About Viyon Ojo

Viyon is a transactional lawyer with significant experience advising on a wide range of corporate-commercial mandates. He possesses a commercial nous for solving complex commercial matters with a view to adding value to clients. He graduated in the top 1% of his graduating class at the University and has written and published several articles in peer-reviewed journals in Nigeria. He has represented a diverse clientele of top-tier indigenous, international, and multinational clients across key sectors, including Nigeria’s power, oil and gas, telecommunications, technology, real estate, and consumer goods. He was one of the 2022 cohorts of the Illini Science Policy Scholars/fellows who worked on core policy issues impacting the state of Illinois, United States.

Viyon is a member of the Business Advisory Practice of the Firm, where he regularly advises on all aspects of corporate commercial law for a wide range of multinationals and corporate clients on sector-specific commercial transactions. Viyon’s passions and interests are in the areas of Energy and Infrastructure, Taxation, Banking and Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity, and Policy development.

  • LLB (Hons), Lagos State University
  • BL, Nigerian Law School.
  • LL.M, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Dean Honors List, CALI Award for Securities Regulation 2021)
Membership and Professional Associations
  • Nigerian Bar Association
  • Institute for Energy Law (Young Energy Professional)
  • Section on Business Law, Nigerian Bar Association
  • “Unlocking Opportunities in Renewable Energy Technologies in Africa: The Role of Development Financial Institutions” Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy (2021) 12:1, 92-110, Sept 21, 2021.
  • “Disruptive Technology and Fintech Industry in Nigeria: Imperatives for Legal and Policy Responses”, Gravitas Review of Business and Property Law, Vol.9 No.3, September 2018, 44-59.
  • “An Overview of the Nature of Security Interest of a Charge under Nigerian Law” Gravitas Review of Business and Property Law, Vol.11, No.2, June 2020, 33-46.
  • “An Overview of the Legal and Regulatory Framework for Renewable Energy Projects in Nigeria: Challenges and Prospects”, Unilag Law Review, Vol.1 No.1, June 2017,22-47.
  • “An Appraisal of the Tax Implications of the Derivative Instruments in Nigeria” The Gravitas Review of Business and Property Law, Vol.8 No.2, June 2017, 126-135.
  • “Share buyback Scheme and Contemporary Tax Treatment: An Overview” Unilag Law Review, Vol.1 No.2, August 2017,49-72.