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Suite A3 Stallion Estate
Lobito Crescent
Wuse II, Abuja

   Desmond Imadode Guobadia


Admitted to the Nigerian Bar in 1980, educated at the University of Warwick LLB (Hons.), (1978) and The London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London, LL.M, (1979).


Desmond was a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Lagos, where he taught Revenue Law, the Law of Business Associations and the Law of Commercial Transactions. He also developed the Intellectual Property Law course for the undergraduate programme and led Postgraduate Seminars in International Economic Law (particularly in the area of technology transfer).  

He was a Stagiare/Foreign Associate in the International Law Firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, Brussels, Belgium. He was Consultant to the Presidential Adviser on Petroleum and Energy between 1982-1983 during which time he participated actively in the redefinition of the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Project.

He has written several articles in learned journals and contributed chapters in published law books among which are: “The Onslaught of Pirates and Counterfeiters: Judicial Engineering To The Rescue”; “The Law of Negotiable Instruments”; “The Creation, Operation and Regulation of Unit Trusts”; “Fair Dealing and Copyright in Nigeria”; “Legal Environment   for Pre-Shipment Inspection”; “The Government of Nigeria and the Oil Producing Companies”; “Taxation for Economic Development”.

Professional Association

He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association; Young Lawyers International Association (AIJA), International Bar Association, International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP).

Practice areas

Company and Commercial Law, Banking & Finance, Industrial & Intellectual Property Law and Petroleum Law.




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