OAL names new partner, admits two associate partners, others
Olisa Agbakoba Legal (OAL) has elevated Beverley Agbakoba – Onyejianya as a partner, Collins Okeke and Chinedu Nneke as Associate Partners with effect from June 2, 2022.
Others elevated, as Senior Associates are Frank Ihedoro, Nzube John-Paul Akunne, Udenna Chukwudebe and Nosa Garrick. Beverley is the Head of OAL Sports, Entertainment & Technology (SET) Practice Group.
She is a member of the Nigerian and UK bar. She is on the panel of neutrals at the Lagos Multi-Door Court and the Lagos Court of Arbitration and has over 14 years of professional experience in the banking and capital markets sectors in the United Kingdom and Nigeria.
She is a member of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG), Sports thematic Industry group on Alternative Dispute Resolution and Youth Policy Development.
Collins is Head of OAL Public Sector Practice Group. He is grounded in legal, regulatory, and public policy advisory services. He has served in advisory capacities for governments at every level (Federal, State, and local), private organisations, and multilateral developmental agencies contributing positively to Nigeria’s socio-economic and political development.
He is an alumnus of the University of Abuja and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2004. He earned his Master’s Degree in Law from the University of Lagos. He is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN), a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Management Consultants, among others.
Chinedu is a core Litigation Lawyer with ardent interest in Insolvency, Maritime, General Dispute Resolution, Constitution Advocacy, Public Interest and Development Law Advocacy, and Legislative and Legal Drafting.
He has successfully represented clients on several landmark public interest and development law cases. He exhibited his prowess in the recent educational discrimination case. He also has a knack for legal and legislative drafting.
Frank is a litigation lawyer with a keen interest in Human Rights Advocacy and Public interest litigation. His advocacy practice includes judicial reforms and review, insolvency disputes, and real estate litigation. He provides pragmatic advice to clients in a wide range of areas, particularly those in the financial services sector.
Akunne has over 10 years of experience in Corporate/Commercial Law and has been involved in numerous commercial and corporate litigation cases.
Chukwulobe is a seasoned litigator who advises on commercial and general civil litigation matters both at the trial and appellate levels. Presently, he is the Practice Manager, Dispute Resolution Practice.
Garrick is an experienced attorney providing legal and Business advisory services in matters concerning Startups and Established Businesses. Before his elevation to Senior Associate and the Practice Manager at OAL, he was an Associate at the firm with expertise covering contentious and non-contentious issues surrounding the areas of Corporate Business Advisory, Intellectual property (IP), Media, Entertainment, Technology, Maritime, International Trade & Investments as well as contracts and commercial relationships.
Garrick holds an LL. B from the University of Benin, Nigeria, and an LLM (Masters) in International Trade and Commercial Law from Durham University, United Kingdom where he finished with a Distinction and as the Best Graduating Student in his specialism cohort.