Partners

D. OLATUNDE LAOYE MCIArb (UK)

Position: MANAGING PARTNER

Olatunde is a consummate solicitor and expert negotiator at the transactional end of practice. He has extensive experience in corporate and commercial practice and in particular banking and financial service and project financing, intellectual property, media & entertainment transactions, real property, and more recently maritime administration. He has handled major negotiations, acquisitions, restructuring, and venture arrangements in the capital market, private companies, licensing, and multiple agreements in the media and entertainment industry.
Olatunde served as special adviser to the Chief Executive/Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime and Safety Agency (NIMASA) between 2009 and 2010.

Education

  • LL.B (Maid.); BL

Career

  • 1991 – F.O. Akinrele & Co
  • 1992-1996 – Midas Merchant Bank
  • 1996-1997 – S.G. Laoye & Co
  • 2009-2010 – Nigerian Maritime Administration & Safety Agency(NIMASA)

Practice Field

  • Intellectual Property
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Real Estate &Property Development
  • Corporate/Commercial Transaction
  • Banking and Finance
  • Project/Venture Capital
  • Maritime Law and Practice
  • Commercial Arbitration

Membership

  • Nigeria Bar Association (NBA)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Nigeria (IPLAN)
  • Maritime Arbitration Association of Nigeria (MAAN)
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) UK
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Association of Media & Entertainment Counsel

D. OLATUNDE LAOYE MCIArb (UK)

MANAGING PARTNER

Olatunde is a consummate solicitor and expert negotiator at the...

PROF. ADEBAMBO A. ADEWOPO SAN

Position: Principal Partner

Adebambo has traversed practice across academics, private and public sectors in corporate and commercial law with an emphasis on intellectual property law and policy. He is a leading authority and sought-after consultant in Nigeria… A Professor of law and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, he has practiced law for over 30 years…etc.

 

Education

  • LL.B (Maid); BL
  • LL.M (Lagos)
  • LL.M in Intellectual Property (Franklin Pierce Intellectual Property Law Center, University of New Hampshire, (USA)

Career

  • 1989 – Dr. F.A. Ajayi SAN-Barristers & Solicitors
  • 1989 – F.A. Osho SAN & CO
  • 1992 – Hogg Robinson Nigeria
  • 1989-1997 – Doja Adewopo & Co
  • 1993-2011 – Faculty of Law, Lagos State University
  • 2004-2010 – Nigerian Copyright Commission
  • 2011 to date – Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

Practice Field

  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Telecommunications Law
  • Litigation
  • Private International Law

Membership

  • Nigeria Bar Association (NBA)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • International Association for the Advancement of Teaching &Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP)
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) UK

PROF. ADEBAMBO A. ADEWOPO SAN

Principal Partner

Adebambo has traversed practice across academics, private and public sectors...

OUWASEYE LAWAL

Position: Head of Chamber

Seye heads the firm’s advocacy group with extensive appearances covering a wide range of portfolios in Litigation, Corporate, Commercial, Banking, Finance & Insurance, Intellectual Property, Real Estate Matters, etc. He is a consummate litigator with more than 25 years of experience. He is a legal strategist with an eye for detail and an uncanny ability to see the salient points overlooked over by others. He has practiced in every court in Nigeria from Magistracy to the Supreme Court. He has practical experience in every region of Nigeria from Maiduguri to Port Harcourt, from Kano to Benin, and from Lagos to Kaduna.

He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), International Bar Association (IBA), and Intellectual Property Law Association of Nigeria (IPLAN).

Education

  • LL.B(Hons.) ABU ;BL

Career

  • 2000-2001 – Yunus Ustaz SAN & Co.
  • 2001-2002 – Dele Edokpayi & Co.

Practice Field

  • Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Corporate & Commercial Practice
  • Labour & Industrial Relations
  • Real Estate Law
  • Oil & Gas Law
  • Family Law

Membership

  • Nigeria Bar Association (NBA)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Nigeria (IPLAN)

OUWASEYE LAWAL

Head of Chamber

Seye heads the firm’s advocacy group with extensive appearances covering...

PROF. AYOYEMI LAWAL AROWOLO Ph.D

Position: Partner, Head Legal Research

Yemi’s practice focuses primarily on Legal research as it relates to Commercial transactions, Intellectual Property, Public law, case preparation, and consultancy. She is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Intellectual Property Law Association of Nigeria (IPLAN), and the International Intellectual Property Law Association (IIPLA).

Education

  • LL.B (LASU); BL
  • LL.M (Indiana University Indianapolis)
  • Ph.D. (Kent Canterbury) Associate Professor

Career

  • June – July 2003 – Westminster University, Uk (Internship)‎
  • July – August 2003 – Public Interest Litigation Clinic,
    Missouri, US (internship)
  • September 2003- January 2004 – Research Coordinator at the program in International Human Rights, Indiana University, Indianapolis
  • 2004 -2007 – Coastal Finance Company, London UK
  • 2008-2009 – Nigerian Copyright Commission
  • 2009-2010 – Faculty of Law, Nassarawa State University
  • January 2011- date – Babcock University School of Law and Securities Studies (Associate Professor)

Practice Field

  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Corporate Commercial Transactions
  • Public Law

Membership

  • Nigeria Bar Association (NBA)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Nigeria (IPLAN)
  • IIPLA (International Intellectual Property Law Association)
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) UK

PROF. AYOYEMI LAWAL AROWOLO Ph.D

Partner, Head Legal Research

Yemi’s practice focuses primarily on Legal research as it relates...