Omar Bolaji Gambari is New York tax attorney with the Thorgood Law Firm, with primary practice in the areas of corporate and business law and international corporate law. Mr. Gambari currently manages the Firm’s Lagos office where he has played pivotal roles in corporate agreements in connection with general business transactions for a wide array of clients and industries that include the Advertising, Information Technology, Financial & Business Advisory, Real Estate and the Oil & Gas industries.
Mr. Gambari’s practice in international corporate law has involved the negotiation and drafting of key agreements in connection with two multi-billion Naira shopping mall complexes based in two major cities of Nigeria, the negotiation and drafting of operative shareholder agreements, project management contracts and consultant services contracts. He has also advised, negotiated and drafted contracts that formed the basis of a N300 million media deal between an advertising concern and a major food-producing company.
Additionally, Mr. Gambari serves as outside counsel to several companies including a major Oil & Gas company involved in the lifting, marketing and distribution of liquid petroleum gas in Nigeria. Mr. Gambari’s background and experience has also proved invaluable in offering business and legal advisory services to American companies wishing to do business in Nigeria.
Prior to obtaining his law degree, Mr. Gambari worked as an investment analyst with Merrill Lynch private client group in New York. Mr. Gambari was also previously associated with the General Legal Division of the United Nations. He has also worked with the law offices of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York.
Mr. Gambari heads the African Youth Organization, a not-for-profit organization that provides mentoring and support for students of African origin.