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Dayo Adu is a partner who advises on due diligence, white-collar crimes, business crimes, regulatory and compliance audits, corporate and internal investigations, and general commercial law. He also renders legal advice on foreign investment in Nigeria, corporate structures for investment, investment incentives, tax breaks for foreign investors and company establishment procedures.
He has advised both indigenous and international firms on general commercial laws, cutting across different industries, and draws from his dispute resolution background.
He has represented local and international companies with internal investigations and also before antigraft agencies in Nigeria, and is regularly sought after for advice as it pertains to corporate investigations.
A widely travelled leader and lifelong learner, Dayo just completed a three-month programme at the Institute of Sustainability Leadership at the University of Cambridge, where he deepened his knowledge on ESG and sustainability issues.
He frequently attends conferences on white-collar crimes and investigations globally. He is a member of the American Bar Association and was the Nigeria representative for the Association of International Young Lawyers.
He has been ranked in leading legal directories, including The Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal (WWL) and Leaders League. WWL says Dayo Adu ‘goes beyond expectations’, and clients often assert that they ‘would recommend him to anyone’. Dayo is currently the only thought leader on investigations in Africa and recognised in the WWL Africa directory. He is also the only lawyer in Nigeria recognised as a thought leader in investigations in Who’s Who Legal: Nigeria 2022.
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