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Mr. Dayo Adu


Dayo is the Managing Partner at Famsville Solicitors and leads the firm’s Labour and Employment, Business Immigration, Corporate Investigations and Regulatory Compliance practice group. He has advised both indigenous and international firms on general commercial laws cutting across different industries and draws from his dispute resolution background. He is well known for assisting companies to mobilize their employees from a legal and operational point of view by providing services within expatriate work authorization, tax and employment-related matters. He is a regular speaker at various in-house training, seminars and large workshops on corporate Immigration and employment law with a particular focus on expatriate employee concerns. He is a professional negotiator and mediator (“PNM”) and also an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (“ACIARB”) England

He has co-authored the Nigeria chapter for several notable international publications including the Global Legal Group publishers of Getting the Deal Through/International Comparative Legal Guide on Corporate Immigration, Labour & Employment, and Corporate Crimes, yearly, from 2011- 2016. He also contributed the Nigeria chapter on overview of Nigeria Labour Laws published in the globally renowned xpertHRguide.

He led the team that that produced the first of its kind expatriate employee handbook in Nigeria – that focuses on Immigration, employment and taxation concerns expatriate employees may face in Nigeria and was recently recognized by the World Bank for his contribution to To Doing Business: Measuring Regulatory Quality And Efficiency.

Recently, the Who’s Who Legal (WWL) 2018 recognised Dayo Adu his expertise in Labour & Employment, and Corporate Immigration practice in Nigeria. Dayo Adu “goes beyond expectations”, with sources asserting that they “would recommend him to anyone”. Dayo Adu is also recommended for his “in-depth knowledge of the whole immigration regularisation process” and “an ability to solve very difficult immigration issues amicably”. His practice is praised for its “professionalism and responsiveness” accordingly offering “great customer service” on matters including expatriate work authorisation.” Further, Dayo’s practice provides “in-depth knowledge of the entire relocation business including expatriate tax” and he has particular strength on matters relating to immigration procedures according to respondents.

Dayo was also separately recognized amongst just 2 lawyers in Nigeria as a future leader in Investigations by Who’s Who Legal (WWL) 2019 publication.