Professor G.A. Olawoyin, SAN is the principal partner since inception of the firm. He attended the London School of Economics & Political Science (University of London). He obtained his bachelor of laws and master of laws degrees respectively in 1965 and 1966. He later obtained his PhD degree in company law from the University of Bristol in 1970.
In his professional bar examination in 1975, he emerged as the candidate with the best overall performance, winning three of the four prizes awarded by the Nigerian law school at that time.
His major area of specialisation is business law, with particular reference to company law. He taught business law, company law, law of insurance, commercial law, Nigerian legal system, law of banking and negotiable instruments, constitutional law, non-marine insurance law and law of corporate management and finance at the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University – OAU – Ile-Ife) from 1966 to 1981.
In may 1978, he was appointed professor of business law in the then university of Ife and he has the distinction of being the first Nigerian professor of business law.
In 1981, he retired from university teaching to go into full-time legal practice as the principal partner in the law firm of Olawoyin & Olawoyin. He played a leading role in the introduction and development of equipment leasing by banks and other financial institutions in Nigeria. He is a member of the council of equipment leasing association of Nigeria (ELAN). In 1992, he was appointed a member of the study group on legal issues relating to the privatisation and commercialisation of government enterprises.
Apart from his many published works in various areas of business law, he has also delivered several learned papers at seminars and workshops, including one on the legal aspects of mergers and acquisition in Nigeria.
In September, 1998 he was formally conferred with the rank of senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN). He has been a member of the ICC international court of arbitration in Paris, France since May, 2000.