Soibi Ovia is a commercial litigation and dispute resolution lawyer based in Lagos office of the Firm. She specializes in civil and commercial litigation and other forms of dispute resolution including Arbitration, Negotiation and Mediation.
Recently she participated in the team that currently manages the entire litigation portfolio of a major oil and gas company in Nigeria having over 100 cases spread over various courts in Nigeria.
Soibi graduated as a lawyer with second-class upper honours from Rivers State University of Science and Technology in 2006. She was called to the Nigerian Bar in November 2007 where she equally excelled with second-class upper honours. She is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association.
Soibi is a partner at the firm and currently oversees the Litigation and Dispute Resolution department of the firm. Before becoming a partner in the firm, she worked in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department of a top tier law firm in Nigeria.
Advised the Joint Lead Managers (J.P. Morgan Securities Plc and Morgan Stanley & Co. International Plc) in connection with the Eurobond offering of US$400m by Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (“GTB”) under a US$2 Billion Global Medium Term Note Programme.
Advised on the 2014 Euro Medium Term Note Program update for Koninklijke Ahold N.V, Dutch Company.
Advised the Gombe State Government of Nigeria in respect of the N30 Billion Debt Issuance Programme and the N20 Billion 15.5% Fixed Rate Series 1 Bonds due 2019 being the first tranche under the N30 Billion Debt Issuance Programme.
Nigeria Law School (B.L.) - 2007
River States University of Science and Technology (LL.B.) - 2006
Nigerian Mergers and Acquisitions in 2014 and the Outlook for 2015