Mobolaji Oriola is a Lawyer, Chartered Arbitrator, Business Development Consultant and Humanitarian.
His background includes a degree in Law, a certificate in Reform Entrepreneurship from Incubator Africa and a certificate in Sustainable Business Strategy from the prestigious Harvard Business School.
Over the years, Mobolaji has gotten legal training and work experience from firms and companies like Shell Nigeria Exploration & Production Company, Aluko & Oyebode, SPA Ajibade & Co and Perchstone & Graeys.
Mobolaji’s extensive experience includes advising several top-tier Nigerian, international and multinational clients on energy and natural resources, property development (purchase, construction, lease & sale), power/metering, license transfer, entertainment, arbitration, international corporate restructuring and business strategy.
Mobolaji served as a member of the joint team of legal consultants appointed by the Debt Management Office (DMO) to advise on the restructuring of Nigeria’s huge debt profile. He also served on the legal advisory team which handled the the issuance of N25 Billion asset backed commercial notes by a Funding SPV. Mobolaji alongside a team of arbitrators represented three oil and gas companies over a financial dispute worth N1.7 billion naira. Mobolaji has appeared in several court cases and won his first solo appearance at the Court of Appeal.
He is currently advising one of Nigeria’s real estate companies on a property transaction worth One Billion Naira (N1,000,000,000).
In addition to his role as a Partner at Allen & Brooks LP, Mobolaji is the Founder & President of The Riverwood Switch Foundation; a developmental organization focused on education reform in Africa with over 200 members across 6 countries spanning Europe, Canada, USA, Asia and Africa.
Mobolaji Oriola is a recipient of Unity Bank’s Humanitarian Award and Professor Smaranda’s Leadership Award.