Lekan Dairo

Senior Associate

Lekan is an active member of the Firm’s litigation team. He is also involved in the Firm’s corporate and commercial practice. His areas of expertise are taxation, real estate, energy, construction and infrastructure transactions. He heads the Firm’s tax practice, and provides intermittent reviews to clients on the development of tax laws in Nigeria. He also advises foreign clients on the applicable tax laws in Nigeria.


Lekan has litigated on a wide range of issues including insolvency, land matters, maritime, aviation, sale of goods, recovery of premises, banking, matrimonial causes, family and custody. He has advised several clients on tax planning and compliance, company income tax, personal income tax, capital gains tax, value added tax, withholding tax and petroleum profits tax.


He was a member of the team that recently advised on:

  • transfer pricing on a transaction for interest acquisition worth US$5,000,000 Million (Five Million US Dollars) on behalf of an oil and gas marine servicing company;
  • extensive review of the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) between the Lagos State Government and PIPP LVI Genco Limited and the construction of the 6.5 MW Peninsula Independent Power Plant in Lekki, Lagos;
  • the review of the Consortium Agreement and other documents for the acquisition bid for the NIPP Gbarain Power Plant in Bayelsa State by Chapel Bay Consortium (Channel Oil & Petroleum Limited, Eczellon Capital Limited, Bayelsa State Government, Banner Gas Limited and Power China); and,
  • drafting several subcontract agreements and purchase and services agent agreements for the construction of roads in Surulere, Ikeja and Ipaja/Ayobo areas of Lagos State.




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