The organisers of the Nigerian Legal Awards have released the list of the shortlist for the final consideration of the Nigerian Rising Stars Category of the Nigerian Legal Awards 2021. This category recognises 40 under 40 lawyers who will shape the Future of the profession.

Following a rigorous process of sieving over 600 entries received from different parts of the world, the organisers have shortlisted about 120 people who will be considered for the final rounds of the process of deciding winners for this year’s award. The general public is therefore invited to vote for their preferred winners.

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This voting process is a precursor to the final selection by the Judges. Judges will review both the submitted documents and the percentage of votes with a view to arising at the final 40 who will be awarded at the Nigerian Legal Awards Dinner taking place on th 7th November, 2021 at the Landmark Event Centre, Oniru, Lagos.

The Nigerian Rising Stars Award recognises 40 outstanding lawyers of Nigerian decent who are below the age of 40 and who have shown very early in their professional life those leadership and exceptional traits that have distinguished the very best of the legal profession. These are young Nigerians who exemplify distinction and quality service delivery and demonstrate superior leadership, reputation, influence, stature and profile as Lawyers. Nominees are drawn from both Local and International organisations including Law Firms, Companies, NGOs, Government and other Regulatory bodies.

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Past Awardees include, Adewunmi Alode, General Counsel Lafarge, Abayomi Adebanjo, General Counsel, Main One, Dolapo Kukoyi, Managing Partner, Detail Solicitors, Wolemi Esan, Deputy Managing Partner, Olaniwun Ajayi LP,  Dr. Ayodele Oni, Partner, Bloomfield Legal Practice, Omosuyi Fred-Omojole, Head of Legal and Chief of Staff at Anergi Group, London, Gbraiel Onagoruwa, Counsel, White and Case, London

The winners of this year’s award will be announced at a special dinner holding on 7th November 2021 at the Landmark Event Centre, Water Corporation Way, Oniru, Victoria Island, Lagos. To reserve your Tables/Seats at this year’s Award dinner please call +234 813 267 6084, +2349036372603 or email to Follow us on social media @myesqlegal

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