Capital Market Solicitors Association Elects Benjamin Obidegwu as Chairman


The Capital Market Solicitors’ Association (CMSA), on 25th September, 2019, elected Mr. Benjamin Obidegwu as its Chairman. Also elected were other executives who, with Mr. Benjamin Obidegwu, will all serve for a two-year tenure that will end in 2021.

“Investors confidence as at today regarding the Capital Market, is very low. As the Chairman of the Capital Markets Solicitors Association, together with my executives, I will see how we can work closely with the Securities and Exchange Commission and other Market operators to see how we can renew investors’ confidence,” says Mr. Benjamin Obidegwu. “I will also work closely with the Securities and Exchange Commission to see that the role of Capital Market Solicitors is not diminished but rather made to be more prominent. I will also ensure that Capital Market Solicitors are adequately remunerated.”

A graduate of University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and Fellow of the Southwestern Institute for International and Comparative Law/Centre for American and International Law, Dallas, Texas, Mr. Benjamin Obidegwu has over two decades active post-qualification practice experience and has spent over four years helping in coordinating the affairs of the Capital Market Solicitors Association before his election as its Chairman. He is also the Managing Partner of the Lagos-based law firm, Hermon Barristers & Solicitors.


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