Layi Ali-Ajibode is a Corporate & Securities associate in Mayer Brown's Houston office. Layi concentrates his practice on domestic and international energy transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, private equity and venture capital transactions as well as general corporate matters for start-up, technology and emerging growth entities. A member of the firm’s global Africa group, Layi also represents clients and entities throughout Africa, especially foreign entities looking to conduct business in Africa or seeking to expand their existing operations on the continent. He represents oil and gas companies on exploration and production contracts, investment agreements, upstream development projects, local content regulations and joint ventures.
Layi earned his JD from University of Virginia School of Law, an MBA from the Darden School of Business and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Leicester, UK. In law school, Layi was a member the Editorial Board of the Virginia Tax Review, and he participated in the entrepreneurship programs at the University of Virginia. Prior to law school, Layi was an IT Project Manager in the Healthcare and Insurance industries where he implemented IT systems.
Layi is fluent in English and Yoruba.