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Meet The Team

Legal

O. M. Atoyebi, SAN

Managing Partner

Onyinye CHikwendu-Ikechebelu

Practice Manager

Festus Ibude

Litigation/DR

John Olamiposi

Artificial Intelligence & IoT

Moyosore Abibat

Mining Law

Sarah Olusegun

Oil & Gas

Ibrahim Wali

Capital Market

Nwoye Ekene

International Trade & Commerce

Oriname Akeredolu

Employment & Labour

Ene Iwodi

Family Law

Tuale Ajuyah

Sports Law

Nnadi Ezinne

Human Rights

Jamilu Samaila

Corporate Finance

Isaac Adeyanju

Fintech & Cyber Security

Caleb Echoga

Data Protection

Charles Ojochegbe

ADR

Admin

Idahosa Edith

Administrative Secretary

Ogemdi Onyemauwa

Admin Executive
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Chikwendu-Ikechebelu Onyinye

Onyinye is a member of project and asset finance group in Omaplex specializing in project and asset finance and focusing on international aviation and shipping finance transactions.

Her experience includes export credit agency-supported financings, commercial debt financings, operating, finance and tax-based lease structures, restructurings, re-financings and aircraft sales and purchases.

Membership & Professional Associations

  • Member, Nigeria Bar Association
  • Member, International Centre for Arbitration and Mediation (ICAMA)
  • Member of Association of Law Firm Administration
  • International Law Association
  • African Women Entrepreneurship Cooperative

Ibude Festus

Festus is the Team leader of the Dispute Resolution/Litigation Group. He focuses his practice on working with clients to manage crises and defend complex multiparty and multi-jurisdictional matters. He handles a diverse range of litigation matters in State and Federal Courts across the country, with interest in civil and criminal litigations. Festus also has significant experience defending class actions and election petitions.

Festus has represented private clients and government agencies in crisis management situations, including engaging with regulators and law enforcement, developing litigation strategy, and defending clients through all stages of litigation and arbitration.

Membership & Professional Associations

  • Member, Nigeria Bar Association

Oladipo John O.

John is a member of the Firm’s Technology Practice group where he focuses on Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Blockchain and other emerging areas of law in the technological space. He has extensive experience in Information Technology and business process outsourcings, cloud and “as a service” offerings.

He has authored and co-authored numerous insightful publications related to the jurisdictional legal framework of financial technology, internet of things and other emerging areas of law. He is also a key contributor to the Firm’s monthly publications, which span across various areas of law.

Membership & Professional Associations

  • Member, Nigerian Bar Association.

Mustapha Moyosore

Moyosore is an astute legal practitioner who specialises in all aspects of Corporate Commercial Law as well as Entertainment and Real Estate. Moyosore has a holistic perspective on mining matters which covers a broad range of areas, including mergers and acquisitions; conducting corporate, property and due diligences; advising on the integrity, all aspects of regulatory compliance, Licensing, structuring, drafting, negotiating and reviewing various types of agreements, from project inception to execution, disputes and litigation.

Moyosore has particular experience in cross-border and multi-jurisdictional Mergers and acquisition (M&A) and Equity Capital Market ECM transactions in the Corporate Sector, including schemes of arrangement, corporate financing.

Membership & Professional Associations

  • Member, Nigerian Bar Association
  • Member, Nigerian Bar Association Section On Business Law (NBA/SBL)
  • Member, Space Generation Advisory Council
  • International Law Association (Nigerian Branch)
  • Abuja Literary Society
  • Member, Lawyers in Oil and Gas

Olusegun Sarah

Sarah, is an Energy and Natural resources lawyer with particular experience in the Oil and Gas sector. Her practice focuses on project development, and commercial contract drafting and negotiation, acting for a range of government, IOC’s, energy sector investors. She also has specific experience in the LNG and renewables sectors. Her practice also focuses on international corporate and commercial transactions, including asset-based structured financings and related capital markets transactions in the oil and gas, petrochemical and power sectors. Her broad domestic and international experience has given her a thorough grasp of the global oil & gas and power markets.

Since joining Omaplex Energy Law and Natural Resources Team, Sarah has gained experience on diverse ways of effectively representing her clients in the best possible means to ensure a positive outcome/resolution on a broad range of issues.

Membership & Professional Associations

  • Member, Nigeria Bar Association
  • Member, International Centre for Arbitration and Mediation (ICAMA)
  • Lawyers in Oil & Gas Association.
  • Nigerian Bar Association Section On Business Law (NBA-SBL)
  • Member, Young Lawyers Forum of the Nigerian Bar Association

Wali Ibrahim Usman

Ibrahim is a member of the Capital Markets team of the firm. He delivers ground breaking advice in mature and growth markets, translating to innovative thinking and solutions. He covers a range of security products, including debt and equity, high yield, structured finance and derivatives, securitization, corporate trust among others. He has advised high profile clients comprising global investment banks, SEC and Nasdaq-listed corporates, sovereigns and private individuals alike.

Membership & Professional Associations

  • Member, Nigerian Bar Association.

NWOYE EKENE CHERYL

Cheryl is a member of International Trade and Commerce Group. She supports clients in the full gamut of issues arising from International Trade and Commerce Regulation matters. As a counsel in Omaplex global trade and commerce group, her significant track record and reputation have made her a trusted adviser for local and global companies involved in International Trade.

Distinguished for her critical insight into the latest developments in international trade law, she has garnered an active practice helping companies facing national and multinational export control restrictions and sanctions, and she maintains a broad experience assisting companies in defending their intellectual property rights pertaining to import investigations and ancillary international trade issues. 

Inclusively, she provides trade due diligence advice to assist corporate clients in Mergers and Acquisition transactions. She remains committed to building a knowledgeable team that thoroughly understands the bilateral and regional trade agreements affecting our clients’ interests.

Membership & Professional Associations

  • Member, Nigerian Bar Association.

Akeredolu Oriname

Oriname is a member of the Firm’s Dispute Resolution Department, with expertise in Tax Law, Employment and Labour Law.  He represents clients from a wide range of industries in complex and high-stakes litigation; and also in several arbitral panels. His experience in employment related disputes has given him several platforms to advise clients in multifarious transactions such as: extensive restructuring matters, headcount reductions, outsourcing arrangement, employment contracts, consultancy arrangements, executive compensation, termination of employment, and redundancy procedures. His proficiency in Tax Law has also made him represent a broad spectrum of companies in connection with sophisticated domestic and international tax related issues.

Oriname is an industrious lawyer with a keen eye for details. His confidence, versatility and prioritization of client satisfaction enables him to constantly churn out quality work; and his penchant for exploring various areas of legal practice has made him a legal practitioner with multiple competencies.

Membership & Professional Associations

  • Member, Nigerian Bar Association.
  • Member, Young Lawyers Forum of the Nigerian Bar Association

Iwodi Agnes Ene

Ene, is a member of the Firm’s Dispute Resolution Team and particularly advises on all areas of Family Law, with particular emphasis on advising on future arrangements for children and on the financial claims that arise on divorce and applications to the appropriate Court for financial settlement following an overseas divorce. She has a growing practice in wealth protection via nuptial and cohabitation agreements and also advises on all private children law matters, from disputes about parental arrangements and financial claims to the relocation of children across jurisdictions. She has a great deal of experience in complex cases concerning substantial family wealth and those with an international element, as well as more standard domestic cases.

She has considerable experience of drafting pre and post marital agreements. Her practices encompass a wide range of domestic and international trust and estate. She has an excellent and trusted reputation with her clients, local courts and fellow professionals. She has extensive and compound experience in Matrimonial proceedings which extends to financial settlements as well as Civil Partnerships, Separation, and Prenuptial Agreements.  

Membership & Professional Associations

  • Member, Nigeria Bar Association

Ajuyah Tuale Charles

Tuale, ‘El Cerebro’ as he is known by his peers is a sports and entertainment lawyer who represents a wide variety of Nigerian and international clients including television broadcasters, Sport and Entertainment personalities, media companies, sports governing bodies, global brands and buddings musicians.

His expertise in this practice area ensures an up-to-date, accurate legal counsel specific to matters arising in the sport and entertainment industries, such as Negotiation of rights agreements in sport or entertainment like broadcast deals for productions on film, television, internet or mobile technology; Commercial advice for sponsorship deals of athletes or music festivals; Advice for corporate setups of bands, media or production companies; Use of image rights to any region of the world; Tax advice for performing or competing overseas; Intellectual Property advice and registrations anywhere around the world. Helping and advising a variety of clubs, players and agents on takeovers, transfers, contract re-negotiations, endorsement deals, image rights agreements, reputation management, disciplinary, broadcasting and dispute issues.

Membership & Professional Associations

  • Member, Nigeria Bar Association

NNADI EZINNE TOCHUKWU

Ezinne is a member of the Firm’s Dispute Resolution Team with focus on intricate Civil Litigation. She has an outstanding experience in contract and business disputes. She has represented major debtors and creditors in high-profile Debt Recovery proceedings.

Additionally, Ezinne being a lawyer with keen interest in upholding human rights for the vulnerable, is both a Legal Professional and a Human Right Defender. Ezinne is very active in the firm’s Human Rights Team and pro-bono matters, which cuts across different areas of Human rights activities such as protecting the rights of women and children domestically abused; sexual harassment and gender discrimination in office space; and Economic and Financial Corruption. Ezinne is focused on advancing the Sustainable Developmental Goals Agenda in Africa and maintaining core principles of Human Rights in the society.

Ezinne has led pro-bono matters from trial to verdict and has participated in volunteer works for empowering youths and entrepreneurs. Ezinne hopes to carry out more volunteer works with International Organizations like the UN Human Rights, UN Women, ILO, and the likes.

Samaila Jamilu

Jamilu is a member of Corporate/Commercial department. He is the hub of transaction wheel of the department and a skilled legal practitioner. He is innovative and result oriented who specialized in insurance law and corporate finance. He proffers crucial drafting of disclosure documents for securities offering and advises investors in leveraged companies finance transactions, debt restructuring and participated in cross-border transaction and negotiation involving secured debt, acquisition of finance and leverage buy-out.

Membership & Professional Associations

  • Nigerian Bar Association
  • Lawyers in Oil & Gas Association.
  • Nigerian Bar Association Section On Business Law (NBA-SBL)

Adeyanju Isaac

Isaac is a shrewd member of the Corporate/Commercial Team, with particular emphasis on Project Financing, Corporate Governance and Cyber Security. His ingenuity and enterprising approach to closing financial transactions, has ensured that he provides best standards of legal solutions and advisory facilities to big players in the international and domestic public-private Corporate and Commercial space.

Membership & Professional Associations

  • Member, Nigeria Bar Association
  • Member, African Law and Tech Network,
  • Member, Digital Economy Policy Commission,
  • Member, Lawyers in Oil and Gas,
  • Member, Young, International Council of Commercial Arbitration (ICCA),
  • Associate, Center for Human Rights and Climate Change Research Program,
  • Member Amnesty International.

Echoga Caleb

Caleb is a dynamic professional. He is a member of Intellectual Property and Data Protection Group. He is constantly engaged in providing innovative solutions to complex legal issues in these areas. He holds a commendable legal expertise in intellectual property law, financial technology, and data protection and privacy law. Beyond his interests in law, he is also a writer, a good-governance enthusiast and a volunteer with a number of Civil Society Organizations. 

Membership & Professional Associations

  • Member, Nigeria Bar Association
  • Volunteer, Connected Development (CODE)

Ojochege Charles Ali

Charles is a member of the Firms Dispute Resolution Team with focus on Medical Law. He has gained experience acting for Claimants in clinical negligence cases. He has experience in a wide range of claims, including delays in diagnosis, medication errors, birth injuries, orthopaedic injuries and failures to consent for treatment. He also specializes in healthcare law and defending high value, complex clinical negligence claims.

As a medical Lawyer he also prides himself in representing doctors or pharmaceutical individuals wrongful prosecuted or undervalued in the workspace ensuring that their rights are rightfully and efficiently represented.

Prior to joining Omaplex law firm, Charles has worked as an intern and Counsel in chambers on reputable law firms in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

Membership & Professional Associations

  • Member, Nigerian Bar Association.

Idahosa Edith

Edith Idahosa is a proven and driven Administrative Assistant with more than 4 years of experience and comprehensive accomplishments supporting office administration. She assists to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues and clients and also handle sensitive materials with optimal level of confidentiality and discretion. She is a highly organized, creative problem solver who models diplomacy, adaptability and professionalism.

Onyemauwa Ogemdi

Ogemdi Onyemauwa is a seasoned Administrative Manager with over 7 years of experience in both public and private sectors. She leads the administrative team and coordinates the different departments to ensure work processes are executed seamlessly. She is highly skilled in identifying, designing and implementing solutions to complex problems especially through effective partnerships with team members. Her core skills include business and administrative management processes, strategic planning, and people management.