IBA Annual Conference Sydney 2017

8 Oct - 13 Oct 2017

Parkside Ballroom 1, Convention Centre, Level 2

Session information

Specialised legal services and mega law firms: is Africa behind the rest of the world? If so, what is to blame?

Wednesday 11 October (0930 - 1230)

Parkside Ballroom 1, Convention Centre, Level 2


African Regional Forum (Lead)


Africa appears to be behind other regions of the world as far as the development of mega law firms and provision of specialist legal services is concerned. What political, economic, legal education and regulatory reforms are required to accelerate this aspect of the legal services sector in Africa?

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Babatunde Ajibade SAN SPA Ajibade & Co, Lagos, Nigeria; Member, Law Firm Management Committee Advisory Board


Oromena Ajakpovi Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagle, Lagos, Nigeria
Carol Ajie LL.M. CN Ajie and Company, Abuja, Nigeria
David Ofosu-Dorte AB & David, Accra, Ghana