Abimbola Salu

Tennessee Attorney

Abimbola “Abi” Salu

Partner & Founder

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“Abi,” as she is popularly known, started her career with Legal Aid Council in Port-Harcourt, and the firm of Jamabo & Jamabo in Rivers State of Nigeria. Her specialty was Criminal Defense. She subsequently joined the blue chip firm of Akin Lawrence & Co, Lagos, Nigeria, where her practice areas covered Banking and Finance, Oil and Gas Law, Commercial Law and Intellectual Property Law.

In 1985, she was appointed the group Legal Adviser to Concord Group of Companies, then the largest newspaper in Africa, where her practice areas covered Libel and Defamation Law and Commercial Law.

Abi became a co-founder of Salu & Co in 1989.  In 1990, she joined the Faculty at the Nigerian Law School in Lagos, Nigeria where she rose to become a Senior Lecturer.

In 1998, she joined the Faculty of Law at Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, Lagos, Nigeria. Her specialty was Environmental Law, Oil and Gas Law.

She is highly published in several academic journals and was a regular contributor on Environmental Law in several newspaper. She was a consultant to the Lagos State Government and the World Bank on mass transit to the City of Lagos with a population of seventeen (17) million.

She was a former Legal Adviser to the Nigeria Gas Association. The association comprises big players like Mobil Oil, Texaco, Shell, Chevron and Agip. She was a former visiting scholar to Environmental Law Institute, Washington DC.

Abi is presently a Partner at Salu & Salu Law Firm, a member of Tennessee Bar Association and Memphis Bar Association.  She is an accomplished author and has published her first book, Weapons of Praise and Worship.

 

EDUCATION

Abimbola Salu received her first degree in law, LL.B, and a postgraduate degree in law, LL.M, from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. She graduated with distinction from the Nigerian Law School in 1982.

 

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Personal Injury
  • Family Law
  • Wills, Estates & Probate
  • Criminal Defense Litigation
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Medical Malpractice

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Tennessee Bar Association – Chair, General, Solo and Small Firm Practitioners’ Law Section (2013 – 2014)
  • American Bar Association
  • Memphis Bar Association
  • Association for Women Attorneys (AWA)
  • Nigerian Bar Association
  • Senior Lecturer, Nigerian Law School
  • Senior Lecturer, Lagos State University
  • Former Legal Adviser, Nigerian Gas Association
  • Founder, Students Forum for Environment and Sustainable Development
  • Founder, Environmental Group on Awareness, Information and Education
  • Former Visiting Scholar, Environmental Law Institute, Washington DC

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS

1997: Environmental Issues and Foreign Companies Carrying on Business in Nigeria – Published in “The Advocate”, A Journal Of The Students Representative Council of The Nigerian Law School, Lagos. Vol 11, 1997.

1998: Rights to Compensation by the Relatives of an Aircrash Victim – Published in “Modern Practice Journal of Finance And Investment Law,” (MPJFIL) Vol. 2 No. 1 January 1998.

1998: Can Laws Protect The Environment in Nigeria? – Published in “Modern Practice Journal Of Finance And Investment Law,” (MPJFIL) Vol. 2 No. 2 of April, 1998.

1999: Cyberlaws – Its Application and Enforcement in Nigeria – Published in “The Modern Practice Journal Of Finance And Investment Law,” Vol. 2 No. 4, October, 1999.

1999/2000: Toxic Fuel: Adequacy Of Laws To Protect The Environment In Nigeria – Published in 1999/2000 LASU Law Journal.

1999: Securing Environmental Protection In The Nigerian Oil Industry – Published in “The Modern Practice Journal Of Finance And Investment Law,” Vol. 3 No. 2, April, 1999.

1999: Correcting Our Past Mistakes – A Look at Proposed Reforms In Environmental Issues in the Next Millennium – Accepted For Publication by the Nigerian Law Research And Economic Development Project As A Contribution To a Book titled “Contemporary Issues In Nigerian National Development: Essays In Honour Of General Abdulsalami Abubakar,” vide the letter of acceptance dated 5th of May, 1999.

1999: The World’s Most Neglected Rain Forest – Are Laws Adequate To Protect Them? – Deforestation In Southern Nigeria as a Situation Report – Accepted For Publication by the Nigerian Law Research And Economic Development Project, as a Contribution to a book titled “Contemporary Issue In Nigerian National Development:
Essays In Honour Of General Abdulsalami Abubakar” – vide letter of acceptance dated May 5, 1999.

1999: Natural Gas – The Energy for the Next Millenium: (Safety And Environment Concerns) – Accepted for Publication by “Modern Practice Journal of Finance and Investment Law” – vide letter of September 6, 1999.

1999: Nigeria’s Changing Climate Patterns – Can Laws Protect The Environment? – Accepted for Publication by “Nigerian Journal Of Public Law,” University Of Lagos Akoka, Yaba – vide letter dated September 13, 1999.

1999: Single Global Environment – Wide Disparity in the Protection of the Earth by the Developed and Developing Countries (Germany and Nigeria – A Comparative Analysis) – Accepted for Publication by the Law Reform Commission Journal  – vide letter of acceptance dated August 6, 1999.

1999: UNCLOS III – What Protection for the Marine Environment? – Published in “Selected Essays On Petroleum And Environmental Laws,” a Publication of the Department Of Public Law, Faculty Of Law, University Of Benin, Nigeria.

1999: Environmental Impact Assessment and the Dredging Of The River Niger – Legal Issues Arising – Accepted for Publication by Modern Practice Journal of Finance and Investment Law, vide the letter dated September 6, 1999.

2004: Online crimes and Advance Fee Fraud in Nigeria ‐ Are available legal remedies adequate? – Journal of Money Laundering Control, Vol. 8 ISS: 2, pp.159 – 167, Published by Emerald Group Publishing Limited (United Kingdom).

2004: Environmental Laws and Its Enforcement in the Niger-Delta Wetlands – Unpublished.

 

SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS

1998: LASEPA – Resource Person and Presenter of a Paper Titled “Government Laws, Standards and Actions Regarding Environ­ Mental Pollution and Safety in Nigeria” at a Seminar on Industrial Pollution And Safety, organized for Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) on August 26, 1998.

1999: Man And His Environment – Paper Delivered At An Induction Ceremony At The Rotaract Club Of Surulere, Lagos.

NAPIMS – Sole Resource Person at a Seminar Titled “Negotiating Oil and Gas Contracts” Organized by NAPIMS – A Subsidiary Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) – In February 1999·

1999: NAPE – One of the Discussants at a Workshop Titled “Environmental Housekeeping In The Nigerian Oil Industry” Organised By The Nigerian Association Of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE) On November 15, 1999.

1999: Ecology Summit – Resource Person at the 1st National Summit on “Ecology and the Environment” in Abuja from May 11th – 13th 1999.

1999: Environmental Resources Limited – Discussant at a Seminar titled “Banking Operations and the Environment” Organized By Environmental Resources Limited.

1999: Guest Lecturer at the 2000 annual “Environment, Health and Safety Week,” Organized by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC -presented a Paper on “Environmental Impact Assessment”.

2000: Resource Person at the International Conference/Exhibition on “Environ – Nigeria 2000” Organized By Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency LASEPA in October 2000 – Presented a Paper titled “Legal, Regulatory and Enforcement Aspects of Pollution Control.”

2000: Resource Person at a Workshop Organized by Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) on March 30, 2001 – Presented a Paper On “The Legal Implications Of The Proposed Effluent Limitation Standards In Lagos State.”

2000: Resource Person at a Seminar Organized by Students of the Centre for Environment and Science Education Association, on the occasion of “World Environment Day,” on June 5, 2001 – Presented a Paper On “Enforcement Of Environmental Laws – Which Way Forward?

NEWSPAPER ARTICLES

1999: Post Express, April 7, 1999 – “The Environment.”

1999: Post Express, April 14, 1999 – “Our Changing Climate Patterns.”

1999: Post Express, April 21, 1999 – “Forest Conservation.”

1999: Post Express, April 28, 1999 – “Noise Pollution.”

1999: Post Express, May 5, 1999 – “Population and the Environment.”

1999: Post Express, May 12, 1999 – “Our Dwindling Fish Stock.”

1999: Post Express, May 19, 1999 – “Toxic Waste.”

1999: Post Express, May 26, 1999 – “Endangered Species.”

1999: Post Express, June 2, 1999 – “Atmospheric Pollution.”

1999: Post Express June 9, 1999 – “Fresh Water Degradation.”

1999: Post Express, June 16, 1999 – “Urban Flooding.”

1999: Post Express, June 23, 1999 – “Human Rights and the Environment.”

1999: Post Express, June 30, 1999 – “Drought and Desertification.”

1999: Naturewatch – Nigeria’s Environmental Magazine (A Publication of “The Nigerian Conservation Foundation” January 2000) – “EIA Laws and The Dredging of the River Niger.”

1999: Post Express, July 7, 1999 – “Our Forefathers and the Environment.”

1999: The Guardian, July 19, 1999 – “Toxic Imports and the Nigerian Environment.”

1999: Post Express, July 28, 1999 – “Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP’s).”

1999: Post Express, July 28, 1999 -“Transboundary Movement Of Wastes.”

1999: Post Express, August 4, 1999 – “Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).”

1999: Post Express, August 11, 1999 – “Industrial Pollution.”

1999: Post Express, August 18, 1999 – “Lagos Of Yester Years.”

1999: Post Express, August 25, 1999 -“Waste Disposal.”

1999: The Guardian, August 30, 1999 – “Of Gas Flaring, Penalties and the Environment.”

1999: Post Express, September 8, 1999 – “Nature’s Bounty.”

1999: Post Express, September 1, 1999 – “Corporate Social Responsibility Towards The Environment.”

1999: Post Express, September 22, 1999 – “Ecolabelling.”

1999: Post Express, September 29, 1999 – “Invasive Species.”

1999: Post Express, October 6, 1999 – “Convention On Biological Diversity.”

1999: Post Express, October 13, 1999 – “Polluter – Pays – Principle.”

1999: Post Express, October 27, 1999 – “Women and the Environment.”

1999: Post Express, November 3, 1999 – “Gene Banks.”

2001: Guardian Newspaper, October 9, 2000 – “A Green Vote For Al Gore.”

2001: Guardian Newspaper, Sept 16, 2001. “Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPS) And the Nigerian Environment – Legal Issues Arising.”

OTHER ACTIVITIES

1999-2002: Sub-Dean – Faculty of Law, Lagos State University.

National Coordinator, Students Forum for Environment and Sustainable Development with branches At Lagos State University, Nnamdi Zikiwe University, Ogun State University, Kebbi State Polytechnic, Usman Dan Fodio University, University Of Jos, And University of Calabar.

Editor, Lagos State University (LASU) Law Journal.

Secretary – Nigerian Gas Association

Executive Secretary – Thurgood Mashall Legal Society In Africa

Member – Nigeria – German Business Council.

Contributed regularly to a wide variety of Business Bulletins, Law Reviews, Journal, Books, Etc.

Contributing Editor, “Naturewatch,” a Publication of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation.

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