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 Dr. Adeoye Adefulu with twelve (12) other members; and twenty-four (24) sector focused Committees established to cover existing and new areas of commercial law, with a view toenhancing commercial law practice among Nigerian lawyers and Law firms.


Council members who are seasoned Commercial Law Practitioners


Committees established to cover existing and new areas of commercial law


Years of raising the bar in the commercial law space and the level of business law practice in Nigeria

Objectives of NBA-SBL

Service Delivery

To promote the delivery of qualitative business services to the public

Service Delivery

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 promote and provide Continuing Legal Education (CLE) to members of the Section

Related Activities

To undertake such related activities as may be approved by the Section’s Council from time to time.


To promote uniform study on the common interest of business law practitioners locally and internationally

Information Exchange

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.