Prof. Abiola Sanni is a Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria with 26 years post call experience. He is the Managing Partner of Abiola Sanni & Co, a firm of tax & transactional lawyers providing wide range of services to local and international clients on corporate practice, tax planning & litigation support services, arbitration, company secretariat service, immigration, energy law, etc. He is a Fulbright Fellow and a holder of a doctorate degree (Ph.D) of the University of Lagos in Commercial Law (Tax Law) where he is a Professor of Law with specialty in Tax Law.
He was recently appointed as the Chairman of the National Committee on the Review of the Nigerian Tax Policy, a project which is set to establish a sustainable framework for the revamping of the Nigerian tax system. Prof. Sanni has handled cases at all levels of the judicial system in Nigeria from the Tax Appeal Tribunal up to the Supreme Court.
He is a firm believer in alternative dispute resolution. He has acted as an arbitrator in a number of international arbitration under the International Chambers of Commerce (ICC) Rules and United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Rules. Sanni is a fellow, Legal Adviser and Council member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN). He is also a member of the Taxation Standard Board and the Dean of the Indirect Tax Faculty of the same Institute.
He has served as a Consultant to leading consulting firms including Ernest & Young. He is a Director in Saffron Professional Services and BMS Tours & Travels Ltd. Sanni is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Nigerian Revenue Law Reports (NRLR) and African Tax Law Reports (ATLR), the first law reports devoted to tax cases in Nigeria and Africa respectively.
He is also the author of Introduction to Nigerian Business Law and the editor of the leading introductory legal text in Nigerian Universities – Introduction to Nigerian Legal Method.
Sanni is a regular speaker at tax/legal conferences within and outside Nigeria. He has published extensively in Nigerian and international peer review journals.