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Distinguishing Yourself in a Practice Area – Yemisi Falaye, Entertainment Law

Editor’s note – For the second edition of the series tagged “Distinguishing Yourself in a Practice Area”, we interview Yemisi Falaye who has distinguished herself in Entertainment Law practice in Nigeria acting for brands such as Tiwa Savage, Adekunle Gold, Zlatan, Toke Makinwa, Wande Coal and more. She shares valuable lessons from her experience for

Legalpreneur’s Spotlight – Adedunmade Onibokun, Founding Partner at Adedunmade Onibokun & Co

Editor’s note – we are happy to introduce a series we have tagged “Legalpreneur’s Spotlight”. As part of this series, we will be interviewing successful young lawyers who took a bold step to leave practice and set up their own law firms (i.e. to become entrepreneurs in the legal industry). They will be sharing valuable

Legalpreneur’s Spotlight – Adeleke Alex-Adedipe, Founding Partner at Duale, Ovia & Alex-Adedipe

“Editor’s note – we are happy to introduce a series we have tagged “Legalpreneur’s Spotlight”. As part of this series, we will be interviewing successful young lawyers who took a bold step to leave practice and set up their own law firms (i.e. to become entrepreneurs in the legal industry). They will be sharing valuable

Distinguishing Yourself in a Practice Area – Isaiah Bozimo, International Arbitration

Editor’s note – we are happy to introduce a series we have tagged “Distinguishing Yourself in a Practice Area”. As part of this series, we will be interviewing successful lawyers who have set themselves far apart from their colleagues in a particular area of legal practice. They will be sharing valuable lessons from their experience

Legalpreneur’s Spotlight – Mojisola Olugbemi, Founding Partner at Stark Legal

Editor’s note – we are happy to introduce a series we have tagged “Legalpreneur’s Spotlight”. As part of this series, we will be interviewing successful young lawyers who took a bold step to leave practice and set up their own law firms (i.e. to become entrepreneurs in the legal industry). They will be sharing valuable

Private Equity Law Practice Interview with Edidem Basiekanem

Edidem Basiekanem, Associate, Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie Edidem Basiekanem is a private equity (PE) and corporate/M&A lawyer. He is an Associate in Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie. He advises clients in structuring, documenting and executing buyouts, M&A transactions, joint ventures, restructurings, divestitures and other investments.  He has advised PE houses, strategic buyers and sellers, venture capital

Entertainment Law Practice Interview with Oyinkan Fawehinmi

Oyinkansola Fawehinmi, Founding Partner, Technolawgical Partners Oyinkansola Fawehinmi is synonymous to energy, vision and passion. With keen interest in the entertainment and legal industries, she has been able to create a niche in both industries. She obtained her LL.B and a Diploma in Security studies from Babcock University. She was called to the Nigerian Bar in

Human Rights Law Practice Interview with Caleb Onwe

Caleb Ekene Onwe, Founding Partner, PENLIT AND GREYSON SOLICITORS Caleb is the Founding Partner of PENLIT AND GREYSON SOLICITORS located at No. 18 Shipeolu Street, Shomolu Lagos. He is a human right activist and into general public interest litigation. He graduated from Ebonyi State University in 2013 and was called to the Nigerian Bar in

Taxation Law Practice Interview with Osiri Ndukwe

Osiri Ndukwe, Legal Practitioner Osiri obtained his LL.B from Abia State University (ABSU). In ABSU he served as the Student Head of the prestigious Ernest Ojukwu Law Chambers and the Deputy Student Head, ABSU Law Clinic. He was among the team that represented Nigeria in the 2012 Mosten Brown International Client Consultation Competition in Dublin,

Dispute Resolution – Yuli Eyesan

Yuli Eyesan, Associate, Olaniwun Ajayi LP Yuli studied law at the London School of Economics and the University of Kent. She currently works with Olaniwun Ajayi in the dispute resolution practice, where she focuses on domestic and cross-border commercial litigation, and international arbitrations as well as contentious regulatory matters. Prior to that, she interned at

Dispute Resolution – Tanimola Anjorin

Tanimola Anjorin, Legal Practitioner, Cass Legal Tanimola holds a bachelor’s degree in History and International Studies from Lagos State University. He thereafter obtained a Bachelor of Laws degree from Lagos State University and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2012. He is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) Nigeria Branch. Tanimola

Compliance – Ife Ogunleye

Ifejesu Ogunleye, Associate, Aluko  & Oyebode Ife graduated with a law degree from the University of Manchester. After spending a short while working in a law firm, I moved into the policy field and worked on various policy and financial regulatory issues for a trade organisation before leaving to go to law school. Since law

Mergers & Acquisition – Abisayo Olawale-Cole

Abisayo Olawale-Cole, Corporate Finance/M&A Lawyer Abisayo Olawale-Cole is a corporate lawyer. She previously worked as an Associate with Aluko & Oyebode. Her areas of specialisation include corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions and corporate restructuring. She has been involved in the provision of advice to various foreign investors on their investments across various sectors in the Nigerian

Dispute Resolution – Goodness Onwuachu

Goodness Ifunanya Onwuachu, Associate, Auxano Law Goodness is  a Litigation Associate at Auxano Law at Lekki Phase 1, Lagos State. She studied law at Nnamdi Azikiwe University and then proceeded to Nigerian Law School, Enugu Campus. She did her externship at the law firm of Egonu, SAN in Onitsha, Anambra State where she imbibed the values of

Dispute Resolution – Hossana Gani

Hossana Gani, Associate, Everlaw Associates Hossana graduated from the University of Abuja in 2014 with second class (upper) honours in Law, and thereafter proceeded to the Nigerian Law School Enugu campus for Law school. He served in Lagos in the offices of Olaniwun Ajayi LP in the Dispute Resolution Department, and is presently practicing in Abuja, with

Dispute Resolution – Ebuka Sam Ekeanyanwu

Ebuka Sam Ekeanyanwu, Associate, Punuka Attorneys & Solicitors Ebuka is an Associate with Punuka Attorneys & Solicitors. He graduated from the University of Lagos in 2013 with a Second Class (Upper) degree. While at university, his outstanding leadership skills were duly recognised such that he rose to the position of the President of the Oil and Gas

Business Advisory – Derin Fagbure

Derin Fagbure, Legal Practitioner Derin 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 shares know-how regarding current developments in Corporate Governance, Corporate Finance and Mergers and Acquisition through her Column “In Black and

Banking & Finance – Damilola Wright

Damilola Wright, Associate, Banwo & Ighodalo Damilola is a banking & finance associate at Banwo & Ighodalo (B & I). Prior to his role at B & I, he was an associate at Aluko & Oyebode, and a legal trainee at the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC).   Damilola graduated with Second Class Upper Honours from the University of

In house (Finance) – Ayokunle Ayoko

Ayokunle Ayoko, Legal Practitioner & Company Secretary, FBN General Insurance and FBN Insurance Brokers Limited   Ayo graduated from the University of Ibadan with a 2nd Class upper degree in Law in 2005 and has been called to the Nigerian Bar. He has over a decade’s legal experience garnered in litigation, legal drafting, legal advisory,

In house (Telecoms) – Bolu Ojewole

Bolu Ojewole, Legal Counsel, Etisalat Nigeria   Bolu Ojewole graduated from the University of Lagos (UNILAG) in 2011, qualified as a lawyer in 2012 with a 2.1 grade from the Nigerian Law School and graduated with an LL.M from Queen Mary, University of Lagos in 2014. As an undergraduate he was twice a recipient of

Academia – Reason Emma Abajuo

Reason Emma Abajuo, Assistant Lecturer, Abia State University Reason is an Assistant Lecturer in Abia State University. He finished with First Class Honours from both Abia State University and the Nigerian Law School. He has won many prizes in life including the prize of the Overall Best Male in the May 2015 Bar Final exams of the

Academia Kenneth Okwor

Kenneth Okwor, Adjunct Lecturer, Nigerian Law School/ Associate, Templars Okwor, Kenneth O. D. 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

Public Sector – Funmi Owuye

Funmi Owuye, Coordinator/Executive Secretary, Lagos State Public Interest Law Partnership   Funmi is a passionate Public Interest Lawyer and Public Administrator. Her passion for the enhancement of access to justice and the protection of human rights led her to study law and subsequently specialise in Public Law and Policy.   She has a certificate in

From Intern to Award-winning Entrepreneur; we interview Bidemi Zakariyau

Bidemi Zakariyau is the Founder & CEO of LSF|PR, a full-service public relations agency with core competencies in corporate communications, consumer and lifestyle brands. She is actively involved in advising clients on critical communications strategies and issues. Her work has included advising clients on entry strategies into the Nigerian Market and ongoing corporate reputation building

From Lawyer to Award winning Actress & TV Presenter; we interview Olive Emodi

Olive Emodi is an Award winning Television host, a Radio Personality, Writer, Actress, and Lawyer. She started out her career with a degree in Law and was thereafter called to the Nigerian Bar. While at Delta State University, she started building her entertainment career by anchoring events, modeling, writing poems and performing them on stage.

Exited Lawyer (Banking) – Dozie Egolum

Chukwudozie Egolum, Banker, Rand Merchant Bank Dozie is  a junior banker on the Nigeria Credit Risk desk at Rand Merchant Bank (RMB). Before RMB, he  was with FCMB Capital Markets. He studied at the University of Lagos before attending the Nigerian Law School. His hobbies include basketball, cricket, dessert foods (pastries & ice-cream) and African

Qualified Lawyer & Project Manager; we interview Obinna Okonkwo

Obinna Okonkwo is a qualified Lawyer, Project Manager and Seed-stage Venture builder. He currently heads the Project Management Department at Funema Group, a Lagos-based Growth Consulting and Venture Building firm.  He is also the founder and Program Director of a startup social enterprise, Change Lead Africa. A Law graduate of the University of Benin, his

Foreign Lawyer – Reginald Aziza

Reginald Aziza, International Arbitration Intern, Shearman & Sterling LLP Paris Onoriode Reginald Aziza is a triple first class Nigerian legal practitioner. He had his first-degree in the Obafemi Awolowo University, graduating as the best graduating student and as the only first-class graduate in his cohort. From there he proceeded to the Nigerian Law School, Yenagoa

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