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OAL names new partners, admits associate partners, senior associates

Olisa Agbakoba Legal (OAL) has announced the names of new partners, associate partners, and senior associates.

The partners, according to OAL, include Beverley Agbakoba-Onyejianya, who was promoted as a partner while Collins Okeke and Chinedu Nneke were admitted as associate partners with effect from June 2, 2022.

Meanwhile, Frank Ihedoro, Nzube John Paul Akunne, Udenna Chukwudebe, and Nosa Garrick were promoted as senior associates.

In a statement, announcing the elevations, the company said that Beverley Agbakoba-Onyejianya is the head of the OAL Sports, Entertainment & Technology 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.

She has over 14 years of professional experience in the banking and capital markets sectors in the United Kingdom and Nigeria. Her broad experience in the regulatory and compliance industry covers investment banking, brokerage, and fund management sectors and has seen her hold various leadership roles in the regulatory and compliance sector.

She is a member of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) sports thematic industry group on Alternative Dispute Resolution and Youth Policy Development.

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On his, Collins Okeke 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, private organisations, and multilateral developmental agencies contributing positively to Nigeria’s socio-economic and political development.

Okeke is an alumnus of the University of Abuja and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2004, and he earned a 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, a Member of the Risk Management Association of Nigeria (RIMAN), Compliance Institute of Nigeria (CIN), Fintech Association of Nigeria, Space Law and Arbitration Association and Pan African Law Union.

Chinedu Nneke 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 Ihedoro 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. He also has a knack for the enforcement of criminal cases and litigation.

Nzube John Paul Akunne has over 10 years of experience in Corporate/Commercial Law and has been involved in numerous commercial and corporate litigation cases.

Chukwulobe Udenna is a seasoned litigator who advises on commercial and general civil litigation matters both at the trial and appellate levels. Presently, Udenna is the Practice Manager, Dispute Resolution Practice.

Nosa 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, he was an associate 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, and Contracts and Commercial relationships.

He has engaged in complex high-end and big-ticket commercial litigation and negotiations involving top Nigerian banks, high-net-worth individuals, and government agencies and is a Chartered Mediator and Conciliator.

He holds an LL. B from the University of Benin, Nigeria, and an LLM (Masters) in International Trade and Commercial Law from Durham University, the United Kingdom where he finished with a Distinction and as the Best Graduating Student in his specialism cohort. He is admitted to practice law in Nigeria.

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