Mr. Mutiu Ganiyu

Mr. Mutiu Ganiyu is the founding and Principal Partner of Smithworth Partners and in that capacity coordinates the various practice areas of the Firm. He attended University of Ife where he obtained his LL.B (Hons.) in 1991.

He specializes in commercial litigation and has litigated an extensive range of issues, including maritime law, banking, intellectual property, contract law, receiverships and insolvency, both at trial and appellate levels.

Mr. Ganiyu has represented both local and foreign clients in arbitration before arbitral institutions and as been invited as a co-arbitrator over arbitral proceedings. He has also been involved in public interest litigation and law development efforts in Nigeria.

He contributed and wrote articles for the International Corporate Law Bulletin journal as a Consultant Editor. Furthermore, he currently is on the Editorial Boards of the Nigerian Monthly Law Reports and the Commercial Law Reports of Nigeria and he contributes articles to the "Annual Review" of the latter.

He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association and a member International Bar Association.