The Nigerian Bar Association Section on Business Law (NBA-SBL) is one of the specialist sections of the NBA, set up primarily to engender the professional development of Nigerian commercial lawyers, thereby raising the level of business law practice in Nigeria.
The Section has at its apex, a Council which is currently chaired by Mr. Olumide A. Akpata with seventeen (17) other members; and eighteen (18) Committees sector focused Committees established to cover existing and new areas of commercial law, with a view to enhancing commercial law practice among Nigerian lawyers and Law firms.
To promote the delivery of qualitative business services to the public
To promote and provide Continuing Legal Education (CLE) to members of the Section
To promote uniform study on the common interest of business law practitioners locally and internationally
To guide, assist and organise enlightenment programmes for the Section’s Committees, Legislative bodies and/or parastatals in deliberation, drafting and enactment of legislations pertaining to commercial and business issues in Nigeria
To undertake such related activities as may be approved by the Section’s Council from time to time.
To promote the exchanges of views and information among the Section and other like-minded bodies as to the laws, practices and procedures affecting the Section, locally and internationally.