School of Law

Dr Simeon Obidairo

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School of Law Senior Fellow
School of Law
LLB (SOAS), LLM (New York University), PhD (SOAS)
Paul Webley Wing (Senate House)
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Dr Obidairo currently practices law as a partner of the firm of Aluko & Oyebode in Lagos. Prior to joining Aluko & Oyebode, Simeon worked at the World Health Organization in Geneva, the World Bank in Washington, and the African Development Bank in Tunis, developing anti-corruption policies and investigating allegations of fraud in Bank funded projects. He also served as a Senior Counsel with the Independent Inquiry Committee investigating allegations of fraud and corruption in the United Nations Oil for Food Programme. In Africa, prior to working with Deloitte in South Africa as a Manager in the Financial Advisory Practice, he served as Special Assistant (Counsel) to the Honourable Minister of Finance Nigeria, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and participated in ground breaking work with respect to anti-corruption in Nigeria. More recently, he has worked on investigating and prosecuting 260 cases of capital market fraud in Nigeria occasioned by the recent banking crisis.

Involvement with SOAS to date: Dr Obidairo is already an active member of the Nigeria SOAS Alumni Association and has this year played an important role in our effort to strengthen our engagement with Nigeria and also with other countries in Africa.

August 2017


Law and Development in Africa module (15PLAC160)

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