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Opeyemi Longe

Opeyemi is a double First-Class holder from the Adekunle Ajasin University (LLB), and the Nigerian Law School (BL). He is a multiple prize winner and graduated top of his class at both institutions. He is currently a BCL Candidate at the University of Oxford.

He was until recently a Dispute Resolution Practice Associate at Olaniwun Ajayi LP, a foremost Nigerian law firm where he routinely advised both local and foreign companies on complex commercial disputes together with litigation and arbitration support.

Opeyemi is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association and the Chartered Institute of Arbitration, UK.

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Damisola Akolade-Yilu

Damisola is a lawyer with half a decade of experience working on financings, public-private partnerships and infrastructure projects.

She has represented numerous government agencies (state and federal) as well as lenders and borrowers (sponsors) in connection with complex financing and infrastructure transactions. She is passionate about policy development for infrastructure particularly grassroots infrastructure.

Damisola routinely assists her clients in all phases of project development from policy drafting, preparation of the request for proposals, selection of bidders and execution of construction agreements as well as negotiation and drafting of engagement and commitment letters and financing documentation.

Damisola was recently recognized by international ranking agency, IFLR 1000 as a lawyer with excellent research and communication skills.

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Magnus N. Amadi

Magnus is a Nigerian legal practitioner. He obtained his LL.M. degree at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law, Pace University in Environmental Law, with particular interest in energy law and policy, and climate change.

He obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree from Enugu State University of Science and Technology in 2011. He was admitted to the Nigerian Bar in 2012 and completed his National Youth Service Corps programme in October, 2013.

He had a brief stint with one of the fastest growing law firms in Nigeria, Sefton Fross, before joining a major league law firm, ǼLEX, in January 2014. His experience in ǼLEX cuts across many areas of law, including Corporate/Commercial Law Practice, Energy Law, Construction Law, Labour and Employment, Banking and E-Payments Regulations, Company Secretarial, and Dispute Resolution.

He currently conducts research work at the Pace Energy and Climate Centre. Magnus enjoys watching football (soccer), writing and meeting new people.

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Victor C. Igwe

Victor holds an LL.M in International Business Regulation, Litigation and Arbitration from New York University (NYU) School of Law; was a Graduate Editor of the NYU Journal of Law and Business during his LL.M. studies; and served as a Teaching Assistant to Prof Mary Holland in the Introduction to U.S. Law lecture series (Arbitration Section) for the School’s LL.M. Class of 2016.

He graduated from the Nigerian Law School in 2011 with a First Class, winning several awards and prizes, including the Council of Legal Education Star Prize, the Best Overall Performance and the Best Student in Civil and Criminal Litigation, among others. Prior to that, he obtained his LL.B – and graduated top of his class – from the Faculty of Law, University of Calabar.

Victor is licensed to practice in both Nigeria and the State of New York, USA. He is currently a Senior Associate at Templars, and regularly advises and represents both multinational and indigenous companies in petroleum-related investment and commercial disputes.

In 2016, he interned for 6 months with the Paris offices of Allen & Overy LLP, where he worked with the firm’s international arbitration team.

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Yomi Babalola

Yomi graduated with a Second Class Upper Degree from the University of Ilorin in 2006 as the Most Outstanding Graduate for his academic excellence and contributions to the Law Students Society and Faculty Sports. He was thereafter called to the Nigerian Bar in 2007.

He started his career at Olufemi Daramola & Co as an NYSC Associate and then proceeded to the commercial law firm of Akinwunmi & Busari LP where he specialised in commercial litigation, insolvency, property and company secretarial practice.

He joined Oando PLC in 2012 and has since advised the Company on numerous acquisitions, divestments and finance transactions across its upstream, midstream and downstream entities notable amongst which are the acquisition of Conoco Phillips’ entire business in 2015 and divestment of interests in Oando Downstream and Gas & Power divisions in 2016.

He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, Section on Business Law and the Institute of Chartered Arbitrators, UK.

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Omolade Adeyemi

Omolade obtained a Bachelors’ degree in Law from the University of Lagos in the 75th percentile of her class. She was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2014 and has been offered admission by various prestigious international universities to pursue her Master’s Programme in Law.

She is currently an associate at the law firm of Wole Olanipekun & Co., where she has gained insights into various litigation strategies from her participation in the trial process for most of the high profile matters in the country. She was also part of the team that assisted in the publication of the textbook – OO Olanipekun (ed), Banking Law: Theory, Regulation, Law And Practice (Au Courant Research and Consulting, 2016).

Omolade is passionate about the protection and enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs), especially as it concerns young Nigerians, She is also passionate about helping young Nigerians realise their full potentials.

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Wuraola Dasylva

Wura obtained her LL.B degree from the University of Ibadan where, among other activities, she served as the Vice-President of the Students’ Union. She was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2014.

Wura thereafter practiced law briefly in Banwo & Ighodalo before travelling to Canada in the fall of 2015 to obtain her LL.M degree. At the University of Manitoba, her research focused on Alternative Dispute Resolution processes and Canadian Mergers and Acquisitions Practice. Wura bagged four prestigious scholarships during her master’s program.

In 2016, she interned with Pro-Bono Law Saskatchewan, a provincial-wide organization that provides access to justice to people who are in need of legal services. She completed her qualifying exams in order to practice law in Canada and is currently in the process of becoming licensed as a lawyer in Canada.

She is a student member of the Law Society of Saskatchewan, Canada and the Canadian Bar Association. She is currently articling with a national Canadian law firm, Miller Thomson LLP.

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Senator Ihenyen

Senator Ihenyen is an intellectual property (IP) and information technology (IT) lawyer. He has authored several articles on IP & IT.

A data protection and privacy law researcher, Senator completed a comprehensive overview note on data protection and privacy in Nigeria in 2016, available in over 100 countries. In the same year, he became the Data Protection and Privacy Expert Contributor for Nigeria on Data Guidance, UK.

Senator is the Lead Partner at Infusion Lawyers, a virtual IP & IT law firm. Before founding Infusion Lawyers, he was the Managing Partner at Assizes Lawfirm and CEO of the Write House, two sister-firms he now consults for. He was also a private tax-law researcher and legal assistant to a former Commissioner of the Federal Tax Appeal Tribunal in Lagos where he prepared several legal opinions on tax disputes between tax authorities and local & multinational companies.

Senator is a graduate of the Faculty of Law, University of Benin and the Nigerian Law School. With interest in legal writing and research, he founded Nigerian Law Today (NLT), a legal-resource site in 2013.

Senator enjoys writing and speaking about IP, lawyering skills, and legal technology.

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Okezi Uwede-Meshack

Okezi is a Junior Counsel at General Electric. He supports the power team on deals across francophone Africa; the transportation business on the Nigerian Railway Concession and the Oil and Gas business with optimization of the recent merger of GE and Baker Hughes in Africa.

He graduated with a first-class degree and as the best graduating student in the faculty of Law at Babcock University in 2014. He was called to the Nigerian bar in 2015.

Before joining General Electric in 2016, he worked at Makanjuola Esan & Co, a litigation law firm in Ibadan.At university, Okezi participated in several internships at Citibank, G.O Sodipo & Co, George Ikoli & Okagbue and LawPavilion, which guided him in selecting his current career path.

Okezi was a member of the Venture in Management Program Class of 2016, a Lagos Business School one week mini-MBA course in conjunction with Junior Achievement Nigeria. He became a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria in 2015.

He is a keen learner, lover of the arts, and totally devout Christian, a curious reader and interesting writer.

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Faizat Badmus-Busari

Faizat Badmus-Busari LLB BL LLM, an SJD candidate at Emory University School of Law, is completing her dissertation titled “Theorizing Sharia Law, International Instruments, and Women’s Right with a focus on Northern Nigeria” under the supervision of Prof. Abdullah An-Na’im. Her academic interest and professional expertise include: International Human Rights Law with particular focus on Women’s and Child’s right, International Law, Islamic Law and Comparative Law.

Prior to starting her S.J.D program, Faizat served as an Associate Attorney at Babalakin & Co. Legal practitioners, a private law firm in Abuja, Nigeria and thereafter worked at the World Trade Center of New Orleans. She also interned for the United Nations (UN Women) office of the Assistant Secretary General Policy and Programme conducting research on and advocating for gender equality and women’s right. Her LLM focused on International and Comparative Law.

Faizat recently completed a yearlong Graduate Assistantship position for The Carter Center’s Human Rights Program working on Mobilizing Action for Women and Girls Initiative. Faizat was a 2016-2017 recipient of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowship award as well as the VicePresident of the SJD society.

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Akinyemi Ayinoluwa

Akinyemi Ayinoluwa is a partner at HighTower Solicitors and Advocates. With his practice, he specializes in representing clients in the entertainment, media, creative, digital, marketing, and sports industries. In addition, he provides a full and personal service to businesses, entrepreneurs and high-net-worth individuals working in these and other wider commercial fields.

He has authored numerous articles in the fields of Music Law, Copyright and Clearances, Entertainment Law, Corporate Law, Trademarks, Intellectual Property Acquisition and Licensing, Business Transactions and Formation, and regularly gets invited to deliver speeches about these subjects.

Prior to qualifying as a lawyer, he was a songwriter, composer and performer; he was the lead singer of the defunct 100 degrees boy band. He is in fluent in English and Yoruba and prides himself in helping clients understand the value of their intellectual property rights, and also helping to build and protect incidental commercial enterprise.

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Tunrie Bisi-Afolabi

Tunrie is a lawyer with a passion for empowering young people. She is currently a Masters in Law Candidate at the University of Oxford, on the prestigious Oxford BCL programme. She completed her undergraduate law degree at the University of Surrey in the UK where she graduated with First Class honors. She was one of the highest performing students in her year. Thereafter, she was successfully called to the Nigerian Bar.

She then went on to achieve a remarkable feat, by being accepted onto the masters in law programme at the University of Oxford- the Oxford BCL which has been called the most highly regarded masters in law course in the world. Professionally, she has interned at various reputable law firms both in the UK and Nigeria.

She is also the founder of twentytwocrowns.com -an online platform dedicated to empowering university students, especially law students, by providing practical tips, advice and lessons on how to excel in their chosen fields. Through her website, she has inspired many University students to excel in their various academic fields. Tunrie is passionate about helping young people discover, optimise and fulfill their potential.

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Ntayi Anfani Bandawa

Ntayi obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Maiduguri in 2014, as the best graduating student in the class. He was subsequently admitted to the Nigerian Bar in 2015, after passing the Bar Examinations with First Class Honours.

He worked with law firms in Abuja for about two years. While in legal practice, he was exposed to diverse practice areas and developed a strong interest in Dispute Resolution and Commercial Practice. He is currently studying for a Master’s degree (LLM) at the University of Cambridge, with specialization in International Investments and Finance.

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Reginald Aziza

Reginald is a triple first class Nigerian legal practitioner. He had his first-degree in the Obafemi Awolowo University, graduating as the best student and the only first-class graduate in his cohort. From there, he proceeded to the Nigerian Law School, Yenagoa Campus, where he also graduated with a first-class and as the second best graduating student.

He recently commenced his DPhil in African Securities Law at the University of Oxford.

He served in Olaniwun Ajayi LP, and subsequently got admission as one of only 23 students in the world to participate in the Master of Corporate Law program in the University of Cambridge. In Cambridge, he made his third first-class and received the prestigious Jennings Prize for a starred first-class in a Cambridge law examination. He has been fortunate to be awarded well in excess of twenty scholarships and institutional awards for academic excellence.

He has worked in the London office of Herbert Smith Freehills LLP and the Paris office of Shearman and Sterling LLP.

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Alexander Ezenagu

Alexander is a legal practitioner called to the Nigerian Bar. His core specialties are: debt and equity financing; trade financing; mergers and acquisitions; procurement law, energy law, tax law and power sector advisory services; and broad range of legal research services.

He is currently completing a doctorate in International Tax Law at McGill University, Canada, and holds a Master of Law degree (LL.M) from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. He is an International Tax Researcher with the International Centre for Tax and Development, United Kingdom, where he advises on base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS).

He is also an Associate Research Fellow (Trade, Investments and Public-Private Partnerships), at the Institute for Oil, Gas, Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development (OGEES Institute), Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti, Nigeria.

His doctoral research focuses on national and international tax law and policy issues, with emphasis on the relationship between taxation and economic development and on the role of government and non-government institutions and actors in the creation of tax policy norms.

He is a Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI Canada) doctoral scholar, a Rathlyn Fellow and was a Cambridge-Commonwealth Shared Scholar, among other awards and recognition.” He is also a published author.

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Lotanna Nwodo

Lotanna is a corporate lawyer and an Associate in the Capital Markets/Mergers & Acquisitions practice of Aluko & Oyebode.

He studied law at the University of Nigeria and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2012. He holds a Master’s degree in law from the Harvard Law School with focus on international transactions. He is currently a member of the Capital Markets and Mergers and Acquisition team of Aluko & Oyebode and has advised on several transactions in those practice areas.

Lotanna’s interests include legal research and the Arts. He served as an editor with the Harvard Human Rights Journal and was a researcher with the Harvard FXB National Identification Number Project. His works have been published in both local and international journals.

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Caleb Adebayo

Caleb is a lawyer with the law firm of Wole Olanipekun and Co. working in the litigation and the newly constituted commercial team of the firm. He is keen on the intersection between Energy and Natural resources, Power, Finance and Environmental law.

An Alumnus of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, he is a Fellow of the Barack Obama Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) and a Fellow of the US Consulate Carrington Youth Fellowship (CYFI). He has also been named and trained by the United Nations Alliance of Civilisation (UNAOC) as one of 20 Young Peacebuilders in the West African region.

He is a Chartered Mediator with the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators (ICMC). He is also committed to mentorship and ensuring a seamless transition of young people from one stage of life to another.

Asides law practice, Caleb runs an environmental non-profit, Earthplus which he founded as an undergraduate. He is committed to environmental sustainability, energy efficiency and climate change issues. He is a writer of fiction, essays and poetry, a public speaking coach and spoken word poet and has performed on various themes within and outside Nigeria.

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Oladimeji Ojo

Oladimeji is an Associate with the dispute resolution practice at Aluko & Oyebode. He is experienced in commercial litigation and arbitration relating to taxation, energy and natural resources, and company law, and is actively involved in the resolution of industry-wide disputes in the Nigerian oil and gas industry.

Oladimeji was admitted to the Nigerian Bar in November 2012. He holds a Bachelors of Law degree from the University of Lagos and an LL.M in International Commercial Law with Professional Arbitration skills from the University of Aberdeen.

Oladimeji is passionate about advocacy and has represented the University of Lagos at the African Human Rights Moot Court Competition (2011) in Pretoria, South Africa, the University of Aberdeen, at the regional rounds of the Phillip Jessup Moot Court Competition (2015) in London, UK and the West African region at the Commonwealth Moot 2011 in Hyderabad, India.

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Joshua Abe

Joshua is an Associate at Aluko & Oyebode, one of the largest integrated law firms in West Africa. He has been so employed for over 4 (four) years. He is a member of the Arbitration, Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution team of the Firm.

Joshua completed a Diploma in Law programme at the University of Benin, Benin City in December, 2004 with Distinction. He also graduated from the University of Benin with a Bachelors of Law (LL.B), in 2009 with Second class honours. Thereafter, he attended the Nigerian Law School in 2010 where he passed the Nigerian Bar exam with Second Class honours and was admitted to the Nigerian Bar in 2011.

Joshua is passionate about the legal profession, teaching, leadership, mentoring and solving problems both in his capacity as a legal practitioner and as a private individual. His hobbies include politics, sports, cooking, music etc.

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Mariam Olafuyi

Mariam is a Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) candidate at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.

Her dissertation explores the African economic integration agenda, particularly the legal structures surrounding the development of cross-border infrastructure in Africa and the implication for small and medium scale enterprises in Africa.

She obtained a master’s degree in Commercial Law from the University of Cambridge on a Commonwealth Shared Scholarship. She also obtained a first class law degree from the University of Ibadan, where she set the record for the highest graduating GPA from the Law Faculty and was elected as the first female president of the Law Students’ Society. She also won several awards at the Nigerian Law School.

She was formerly in-house counsel with a multinational telecommunications company in Nigeria and also previously worked in the dispute resolution and power and infrastructure practices of Olaniwun Ajayi LP in Lagos.

Mariam is currently a John Stransman Graduate Fellow in Law and Economics, Graduate Fellow in Capital Markets Research and Faculty of Law Doctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto. Mariam is passionate about building well-rounded people who are unafraid to pursue their dreams. You can catch her downtime musings on www.maytermorphorsis.com

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Oyeyemi Aderigbigbe

Oyeyemi is a Senior Associate in the Corporate and Commercial Practice at Templars. She has extensive experience advising various clients on commercial transactions in relation to mergers and acquisitions, employment and immigration, regulatory compliance, corporate restructuring and corporate governance.

Beyond practice, Oyeyemi is passionate about personal development of young persons and expresses this passion volunteering on various platforms and through her social enterprise, The Baton Initiative.

She is currently a member of the Youth Integration Initiative of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) as well as the current Vice Chairman of the Young Lawyers Forum of the Section on Business Law of the Nigerian Bar Association.

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Mavis Abada

Mavis is a corporate attorney at Banwo & Ighodalo and an adjunct lecturer at the Nigerian Law School (Corporate Law Practice).

Mavis has experience in Banking and Finance and she is particularly interested in private Acquisitions and Assets Management.

She is licensed as an attorney in both Nigeria and the State of New York, and believes that as a corporate attorney having additional skills and knowledge in accounting and finance are very vital.

Beyond law, her interest includes music and European football.

Derin Fagbure

Derin Fagbure is an Associate at Olisa Agbakoba Legal and the Chairman of the Young Lawyers Forum, Nigerian Bar Association (Lagos Branch).

She is a graduate of Igbinedion University and has a Master’s degree in Corporate Law from University College London. She is a member of the African Society of Crowdfunding.

She specializes in business advisory and continuity. She advises on a wide range of corporate issues for private companies, financial institutions, institutional and individual investors, small businesses, board committees and directors. She is a corporate lawyer with interests in small businesses.

Her column” in black and white “which is published in Thisday Law discusses innovations in corporate governance and finance. She is passionate about entrepreneurs and writes regularly on legal structures for SMEs.

Derin has participated in a range of working groups, conferences and advisory bodies in relation to corporate governance issues. She recently completed a secondment programme with the London office of Stephenson Harwood LLP.

Collins Aziken

Collins is an Associate in the Corporate Securities and Finance Practice Group of Banwo & Ighodalo, with a practice focus on Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions transactions. He holds an LL.B from the University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria and an LL.M from Swansea University, Wales. Collins was called to the Nigerian Bar in February, 2012.

Collins has advised on key capital markets transactions including Eurobonds issuances, and the first Diaspora bonds issuance, by the Federal Government of Nigeria, as well as merger deals and acquisitions. He is a member of the Capital Markets Solicitors’ Association and the African Labour Law Society.

Outside of law, Collins has an interest in arts, classical music and football.

Kenneth Okwor

Kenneth Okwor is an Associate (Finance and Projects) at Templars and an Adjunct Lecturer of Corporate Law and Practice at the Nigerian Law School, Lagos Campus. Kenneth obtained his LL.B. Degree (with Dean’s Honours) from the University of Jos and subsequently graduated with First Class Honours and the Overall Best Performance from the Nigerian Law School in 2015.

In his two years post-Call, Kenneth has garnered a wealth of experience both in the active practice of law and in the art of legal education and scholarship at the Nigerian Law School, Lagos Campus. His practice covers the broad spectrum of corporate and commercial law, with a special bias in corporate law and finance.

Kenneth is passionate about ethics at the Bar, mandatory continuing professional development, and in guaranteeing the growth and development of the Nigerian legal profession and legal system by developing the capacity of the emerging breed of Nigerian Lawyers. Kenneth is one of five Nigerians admitted into Harvard’s LLM class of 2018.

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Endurance is a budding legal practitioner and a member of the Energy, Corporate/Commercial and Dispute Resolution teamss at ǼLEX Legal Practitioners & Arbitrators, Lagos.

He had an in-house role in a multinational Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM) Company which primarily services the oil and gas sector and has iinterned at leading commercial law firms..

Endurance graduated from the University of Calabar in 2015 with First Class Honours – the second of only 2 First Class Degrees to have been awarded in Law by the University of Calabar in its over 42-year history. Besides graduating top of his class with an all-time high CGPA of 4.58/5.0, he made a perfect GPA of 5.0 in his final year and emerged top in a number of courses including Oil & Gas Law, Equity & Trusts, International Humanitarian Law, etc.

Endurance graduated with a Second Class (Upper Division) Degree from the Nigerian Law School in 2016, where he had served as the Chairman of the Students’ Representative Council of the Lagos Campus.

He is also a writer of fiction, a teacher and an excellent public speaker.

Tobi Amoo

Tobi Amoo is an Associate in the Infrastructure & Energy and Dispute Resolution teams at SimmonsCooper Partners. He obtained his LL.B Degree from the University of Ilorin where he graduated as one of the top three of his class. He proceeded to the Nigerian Law School where he graduated as the only First Class graduate from the Kano campus in his set.

He has since his Call to Bar mentored Law school students, with a view to helping them understand the various courses and emerge with excellent results. He has been invited on several occasions to speak to students of the Abuja and Kano campuses of the Nigerian Law School.

Tobi is a power sector enthusiast who has advised clients on various transactions and investment across the different levels of the Nigerian electricity supply industry. He hopes to become one of the best transaction lawyers in the power sector in the coming years. He is also a part-time lecturer at the Pan-African Institute of Paralegal Studies, Abuja.

Gabriella Ndu

Gabriella is a lawyer with experience advising on traditional and renewable energy projects, facility management services, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, project finance and corporate transactions across Africa, Middle East, GCC, and South Asia.

She is a graduate of the University of Nigeria and was called to the Nigerian bar in 2014.  She is currently studying for the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme in order to qualify as an English solicitor by 2018.

Gabriella is currently a candidate of the Career Development Program at the Middle East, South Asia & Turkey office of ENGIE, a CAC40 company with her first role in the legal team. She previously worked as an associate at a tier 1 Nigerian law firm advising on complex power, oil and gas & infrastructure financings, M&A and capital market transactions.

When she is not cooking healthy afro fusion meals or reading a great book, she dedicates her time to mentoring young lawyers and law students.

Egbiri Egbiri

Egbiri is an associate at Templars. Prior to joining Templars, Egbiri was an associate in the Global Finance Group of Sidley Austin LLP (New York).

Egbiri worked briefly at the International Monetary Fund, where he was an International Finance and Development Fellow. Prior to his LLM program, Egbiri worked in Olaniwun Ajayi LP where he was on the cutting edge of the firm’s dispute resolutions practice as well as advised on numerous market defining transactions.

Egbiri obtained his LLM from the New York University School of Law, where he was a Graduate Editor on the Journal of International Law and Politics. He also graduated from the Nigerian Law School (with first class honors) as well as first one percent of his class at the University of Nigeria, where he was a prominent student leader.

Opeyemi Adagbada

Opeyemi Adagbada is an associate in the Legal and Compliance Department at RenMoney Microfinance Bank Limited.

She graduated from the University of Ibadan in 2013 with a Second Class Honours (Upper Division) and was called to the Nigerian Law School in 2014.

She commenced legal pupillage at a leading law firm in Lagos; Olawoyin & Olawoyin where she garnered experience in Company Secretarial Practice, Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Corporate and General Law Practice.

She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria. She is constantly seeking for various ways to improve and enhance the skills that she possesses as a  professional, and she is propelled to transfer those skills to guide aspiring/younger lawyers in the pursuit of achieving their goals.

She believes “little drops of water make a mighty ocean…”  The journey to becoming the legal professional of your dreams is like a marathon, decide to enjoy the journey, take baby steps, put in all the time, money, willpower, efforts and energy needed to attain your desired heights.

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Chukwudi Ofili

Chukwudi is a Senior Associate at Bloomfield; a position he attained four years after his Call to the Nigerian Bar. As a core member of the firm’s Corporate & Commercial, Financing, Energy & Natural Resources and Tax practice groups, he advises on matters such as local and foreign syndicated lending, leases, transaction/structured/project finance, structured trade finance, energy and natural resources, due diligence issues and advisory services, foreign investment advisory services, taxation and real estate.

He studied Law at Babcock University where he graduated with First Class Honors. He also served in leadership roles in the University Law Students’ Association. He is currently a member of the LLM class of 2018 at the University of Georgia School of Law; and one of six lawyers enrolled in the corporate counsel externship at the corporate headquarters of the Coca-Cola Company, Atlanta, United States.

Chukwudi was listed by international ranking agency, Legal 500 as an “experienced advisor” in the banking and finance area in the 2017 version of Legal 500, Nigeria. He also hopes to take on possible teaching roles in the future.

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Jesutofunmi Olabenjo

Jesutofunmi is an Associate in the business advisory unit of Aluko & Oyebode where she provides legal advice on a wide range of issues including employment law, oil and gas law, environmental law, corporate governance, etc. to various Nigerian and international clients.

She was admitted to the Nigerian Bar in February 2012 and to the New York Bar in July 2016.

Jesutofunmi holds a Bachelors of Law degree from Lagos State University and a Masters of Law degree from Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Prior to attending Harvard Law School, she practiced Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property at a Tier 1 Nigerian law firm.

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Mobolaji Ladapo

Mobolaji is currently undertaking an LL.M at Georgetown University Law Center with a concentration in corporate commercial law. Prior to her studies at Georgetown Law, she worked in the corporate commercial law department of Olaniwun Ajayi LP where she gained hands-on experience in advising foreign investors on the entire legal and regulatory framework for establishing and operating businesses in Nigeria.

She also routinely advised both private and public companies on the provision of the law and the interpretation of their various governance agreements. Mobolaji also worked in the Intellectual Property Law department of the firm where she represented clients in the application, take-over, registration and opposition for or against clients with respect to their registered or unregistered trademarks before the Trademarks Registry.

Mobolaji has a knack for the various aspects of corporate law and seeks to consistently improve on these skills to stay ahead of the game and become internationally renowned.

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