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AKEEM O.

APONMADE, Esq.

Principal Partner

T    +234-802 304 3146

E    akeem@aponmadelaw.com

CAREER

Akeem O. Aponmade, Esq. started his professional life in IPR and anti-counterfeiting field with the Nigerian National Group of International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). IFPI is the body representing the global record industry, particularly in the area of copyright protection and enforcement. He was at various times a member of the Lagos State Anti-piracy Committee, National Anti-piracy Committee, Spokesperson to Business Software Alliance (the umbrella body for multinational software developers and their hardware partners including Microsoft, Adobe, HP, Acer, Apple, etc).

 

He served as a Consultant to the World Bank on the music and film industries in Nigeria and was a Consultant to the Motion Picture Association, the global anti-piracy association representing major film studios. He was also at a time in charge of the Enforcement Department of the Nigerian Copyright Commission. Akeem is a member of the prestigious United States IVLP Alumni Association, having participated in the State Department’s Protection of Intellectual Property Programme in 2009. He is a member of the Anti-Counterfeiting Committee of the International Trademark Association and is currently the Co-Chair of the Africa Global Advisory Council of that organisation for 2020-2021 term.

 

EDUCATION
Akeem is a 1988 graduate of Ondo State University, Ado-Ekiti where he bagged a B.Sc (Hons) in Political Science Degree. He obtained an LL.B (Hons) Law degree from the University of Lagos, Akoka, Nigeria in 2004 and attended the Nigerian Law School in 2004/2005. He was enrolled as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 2005.
He founded AOA in 2005. Akeem is responsible for providing leadership to the firm’s management.

CAREER

Mrs Solanke has been at AOA since 2006 where she has been actively involved and is leading in litigation, commercial practice and delicate negotiations on behalf of clients.

EDUCATION

She is a 1984 graduate of the University of Lagos, Akoka, Nigeria with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in English Studies. She later obtained an LL. B (Hons) Law from the same University in 2004. She was called to the Bar in 2005.

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LUCY OMOTOLA

SOLANKE, Esq.

Principal Associate

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MEG

DURUZOR, Esq.

Principal Associate

T    +234-802 304 3146

E    akeem@aponmadelaw.com

EDUCATION

Meg holds multiple degrees from the University of Lagos, Akoka, Nigeria: Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) (Ed) (1994); Masters of Arts in English Studies 1995; Masters in International Law and Diplomacy 1997 and; LL. B (Hons) Law 2004. She attended the Nigerian Law School in 2004 and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2005.

 

Meg also has a certification in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). Her areas of specialisation are Commercial Law Practice and ADR. She heads the firm’s Section on ADR.

CAREER

Olujimi combines a rich career in journalism with an equally stellar career in law. A former Editor at the now rested Nigerian Compass newspaper, he was also at different times Editor and Managing Editor at the Daily Times newspaper, in addition to being Chief Sun Editor at both the Nigerian Tribune and The Guardian newspapers. 

EDUCATION

In 1991, he bagged holds a Second Class, Upper degree in Philosophy at the then Ogun State University, (now Olabisi Onabanjo University), Ago Iwoye; and in 1993/94 obtained a Master of Arts in Communication and Language Arts at the University of Ibadan. He graduated in Law at the Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo in 2005 and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2007. Olujimi proceeded to the University of Central Lancashire, Preston, United Kingdom in 2012 and obtained a Master of Laws in Law in 2013. Currently with the Texas State Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ), he is the firm's Minuteman on IP briefs in the United States and North America.

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OLUYINKA

OLUJIMI, Esq.

Principal Associate

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OZIOMA FAVOR

EMMANUEL, Esq.

Senior Associate

T    +234-802 304 3146

E    akeem@aponmadelaw.com

CAREER

Ozioma joined the firm in 2019. She has been involved in dispute resolution, litigation, corporate/commercial practice, intellectual property rights, regulatory compliance and labour & employment practice. She is constantly involved in matters arising from these practice areas before the several courts of record in Nigeria.

EDUCATION

She attended the University of Lagos, Nigeria where she was awarded LL.B (Hons) Law in 2012 and LL.M in 2015. She was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2013.

CAREER

Since joining the firm in 2019, he has been actively involved in litigation, corporate law and secretarial practice, alternative dispute resolution, intellectual property rights enforcement, regulatory compliance and labor & employment practice. A problem-solver with an ability to learn on the go, he has since represented the firm in matters in these fields at every level of the Nigerian judicial system. 

 

He currently heads the newly created Criminal Prosecution section of the firm with invaluable resources provided by Mrs. Titilope O. Fagbote, Senior Legal Consultant.

Mrs. Titilope Fagbote, a 2005 graduate of OAU, Ile-Ife holds an LL.M and  an M.Phil in Law and is a Law doctoral student of the same University.  She is a seasoned legal practitioner.

EDUCATION

Akeem-Louis attended the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria where he was awarded LL.B (Hons) Law in 2015. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2017.

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AKEEM-LOUIS O.

APONMADE, Esq.

Associate

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ADEFISAYO CORNELIUS

AJAYI, Esq.

Associate

T    +234-802 304 3146

E    akeem@aponmadelaw.com

CAREER

Mr. Ajayi joined the firm in 2020 and has shown himself as a quintessential legal practitioner who is carving a niche for himself in litigation and alternative dispute resolution practice areas of the firm.

EDUCATION

Adefisayo is a graduate of Crescent University, Abeokuta, where he bagged his Bachelor's in Law (LL.B) with a Second Class (Upper Division) Degree in 2018. He was enrolled as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 2019.

CAREER

Olumide joined AOA in 2011 and is presently the firm’s Practice/Investigations Manager.

 

EDUCATION

He studied Surveying and Geo-informatics at the then Ondo State Polytechnic now Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Ondo State for his Ordinary National Diploma and Higher National Diploma  which he obtained in 2003 and 2010, respectively. He subsequently obtained Advanced Diploma in Forensic Investigation and Criminal Intelligence at the University of Lagos, Akoka, Nigeria in 2017.
 

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OLUMIDE FESTUS

OLORUNGBOHUNMI

Practice/Investigations Manager

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OLALEKAN 

APONMADE

IT Consultant

T    +234-802 304 3146

E    akeem@aponmadelaw.com

CAREER

Olalekan is a high‐performing, strategic‐thinking professional with 3+ years' experience in systems support, supply chain and logistics, customer service, administration and  product management projects across various business environments. He possesses a commitment to delivering client service excellence and a reputation for ensuring
complete client satisfaction.

 

Able to reduce costs by implementing processes that are more efficient. Maximizes
profits by analyzing trends and providing technical advice and guidance to users, software developers,designers and interacting with stakeholders across all stages of software/app development life-cycle.

He has partaken in several hackathons across the nation.In December 2019, he led a team of developers, designers, software marketers and a sales team in an hackathon organised by Fieldinsight Limited (a tech firm based in Lagos-Nigeria)  to create an interactive dashboard  known as Akili (Meaning intelligence in Swahili).

EDUCATION

He holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Madonna University Nigeria (2013), and is a recipient of ALC 4.0 Grow with Google fellowship program by the Andela Learning Community in conjunction with Pluralsight (March 2019).

 

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