Seni Adio (LL.M. ‘91) opens Copley Partners law firm in Nigeria
When Seni Adio (LL.M. ’91) left Nigeria for the United States in 1989, he planned to stay only long enough to earn his Master of Laws degree from Boston University. Fifteen years later, Adio finally returned to his home country, and in 2006 he opened his own law firm Copley Partners in Lagos.
Adio comes from a family with a legacy in law practice. His father and mother were both chief judges of a State High Court. His uncle was a justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, and one of his twin daughters, who is going into her freshman year at Boston University’s College of Communication, also plans to study law after graduation. His wife Nabilla Adio (LL.M. '91) and sister Toyosi Fatoki (LL.M. '99) are BU Law alumna, as well.
“My extended background and familiarity with U.S. law has provided me with a substantial inroad to American businesses and also accords me with an appreciable level of instant credibility with them,” he said.