Fikayo graduated from the University of Jos and has been called to the Nigerian Bar. He started his legal career in a topmost commercial and litigation law firm in the North Eastern part of Nigeria where he garnered considerable experience in corporate and complex litigation matters. During his legal sojourn in the North, he represented corporate and individual clients on legal matters, ranging from employment disputes to contractual/ transactional disputes, in superior courts in Nigeria.
Driven by the passion to advance his knowledge and expertise, he moved his practice to Lagos where he had the opportunity of working in a fast growing commercial law firm and was actively engaged in advising several Nigerian and international corporate entities. He has vast experience advising and helping in the floatation of companies, corporate restructuring, Foreign Direct Investment, regulatory compliance, corporate finance and investment, project financing, asset acquisition, spin-offs, Joint Ventures, loan syndication amongst others.
Prior to joining SLP as a partner, he had a short stint in an Intellectual Property Firm where he was involved in registration of trademark, patents and industrial designs as well as advising corporate and individual clients on their Intellectual Property rights. These combined experience strategically places him in a position to help meet clients’ specific business needs.
Fikayo heads the corporate and general commercial practice department of the Firm.