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Association of Capital Market Solicitors hosts business luncheon


Nigeria stock exchangeThe Capital Market Solicitors Association of Nigeria (CMSAN)’s 2015 Business Luncheon takes place today, December 2, at the Civic Centre, Ozumba Mbadiwe Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The CMSA is an independent self-regulatory body of solicitors and commercial law firms engaged in capital market practice in Nigeria.

The business luncheon is its flagship event organised to discuss topical issues and pragmatic ways to develop the capital market.

The theme for this year’s luncheon is: “Making the Nigerian Capital Market a Catalyst for Change.”

The chairman for event is the Director-General, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Mr. Mounir Gwarzo. The President of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), Mr. Aig-Imoukhuede (CON) is the guest of honour.

Panelists for the event include Mr. Koyode Akinkugbe, CEO, FBN Capital Limited; Mr. Bolaji Balogun, managing director, Chapel Hill Denham who is also the Chairman, Lafarge Africa.

Others are: Mr. Jibola Odedina, CEO, Marina Securities Limited; Mrs. Nike James, Partner, KPMG Tax Regulatory & People Services division; Mrs. Olumayowa Ogunwemimo, managing director, FSDH Asset Management Limited and Ms. Tinu Awe, head, Legal & Regulations division, Nigerian Stock Exchange, amongst others.

The event is expected to draw participants from the capital market community, including regulators, issuers, investment bankers, stockbrokers, trustees and registrars.

Highlights include discussions on liquidity, taxation affecting the Nigerian capital market compared to other capital markets around the world; and the role of stakeholders in deepening and making positive changes to the market.

Other features include the Nigerian-UK capital market projects report that was jointly produced by the CMSA and the Law Society of England and Wales in March 2015. The report is one of the outcomes of a broader project launched under the aegis of the emerging capital markets’ taskforce, funded by the UK Foreign Commonwealth office.

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