OLUSOLA OGUNDIMU

Admitted to Nigerian Bar 1992, Ghanaian Bar 2007,Education: University of Ile-Ife [BA Hons. 1986]; Obafemi Awolowo University Ile – Ife [LL.B Hons. 1991]; Work: Director, Integrated Legal Consultants, Accra Ghana since April 2007; Fugar & Company - Accra Ghana 2006 – 2007; Wright & Co – Freetown, Sierra Leone 2003 – 2005; Fourah Bay College – Freetown Sierra Leone; Aluko & Oyebode - Lagos Nigeria, 1994 – 2001; Oceanic International Bank - Port Harcourt River State Nigeria 1993 – 1994. Member: Nigerian Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Association of Nigeria, Ghana Bar Association and International Trademark Association.

Work Experience

  • Responsible for securing the registration of several leading international brands with both the Nigerian Trademarks Registry and the Ghanaian Trademarks Registry.
  • Responsible for handling negotiations between some of the largest oil service companies and local communities in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.
  • Oversaw registration of patents and designs and other incidental matters.
  • Responsible for securing the registration and certification of several products with the National Agency for Food & Drugs Administration Nigeria.
  • Reviewed and drafted contracts, agreements and other legal documentation.
  • Attended meetings with various clients on diverse legal issues.
  • Responsible for the incorporation of companies at the companies’ registries and rendering general legal advice on investment and immigration matters both in Ghana and Nigeria
  • Securing the registration of numerous companies with the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) Accra Ghana.
  • Effecting the registration of companies with the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation.
  • Obtaining work permits for expatriate workers within the Ghanaian jurisdiction.
  • Was involved in the review of security documentation for a number of Nigerian banks as well as the preparation of standard security documentation to be used by banks in giving credit facilities.
  • Provides training for Ghanaian Banks on “Legal Aspects of Banking & Securities For Lending”.
  • Undertook a due diligence exercise of the second largest commercial bank in a Sierra Leone for purposes of privatisation of same.
  • Lectured year 3 students on the Law of Torts at Fourah Bay College Freetown, Sierra Leone.
  • Assisted in preparing of draft bill for the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission in Sierra Leone.
  • Acted as team leader on Department For International Development (DFID) project – “Is It In Force Exercise” in Sierra Leone which entailed the compilation of all international treaties, protocols, statues e.t.c in force in Sierra Leone.
  • Assisted in drawing legal and administrative structure for the Food Security Commission (a Food & Agriculture Organization Project) – “The Right To Food” in Sierra Leone. Reviewed and drafted security documentation in respect of a US$25 million facility by OPIC to a local mining company in Sierra Leone.
  • Reviewed and drafted documentation in respect of the Privatisation of non-core activities of a Government Establishment in Sierra Leone.
  • Was involved in a DFID project – “Reform of Laws & Legal Framework That Affect Business Trading & Competition in Sierra Leone.
  • Accepted briefs, prepared pleadings, interlocutory application and conducted trial litigation.
  • Rendered general legal advice on the land tenure system in Ghana and represented various clients in the acquisition of real estate.
  • Perfected documentation and registered same at the Lands Commission
  • Oversees practice group on Company secretarial matters, firm representative as company secretary for various companies;
  • Oversees the practice.

Courses/Seminars Attended

  • 2016 136th Annual General Meeting – International Trademarks Association – Orlando, Florida.
  • 2015 135th Annual General Meeting – International Trademarks Association – San Diego
  • 2014 134th Annual General Meeting – International Trademarks Association – Hong Kong
  • 2013 133rd Annual General Meeting –International Trademarks Association –Dallas TX USA
  • 2012 Nigerian Bar Association (Section on Business Law)
  • 2012 132nd Annual general Meeting –International Trademarks Association –Washington DC USA
  • 2011 131st Annual general Meeting –International Trademarks Association – San Francisco, California USA
  • 2010 3rd Ghana, Nigeria, Togo, Benin Business Summit, Accra Ghana
  • 2010 130th Annual general Meeting –International Trademarks Association – Boston, Massachusetts USA
  • 2009 129th Annual General Meeting – International Trademarks Association –Seattle, Washington USA
  • 2008 Ghana – Nigeria Business Summit
  • 2008 Alternative Dispute Resolution Program organised by the Ghana Bar Association & ABA Section of International Law - Accra Ghana
  • 2007 The Ghana Investment Forum – Ghana – Africa’s Golden Gate – Accra, Ghana
  • 2007 127th Annual Meeting – International Trademarks Association – Chicago,Illinois, USA
  • 2006 Developing Energy and Mining Projects in Emerging Markets –Lagos, Nigeria
  • 2002 123rd Annual Meeting – International Trademarks Association – San Francisco, California USA
  • 2001 122nd Annual Meeting – International Trademarks Association – Denver, Colorado, USA
  • 2000 Administration of Intellectual Property Rights in Nigeria – A Stakeholders’ conference, Abuja-Nigeria
  • 1999 121st Annual Meeting – International Trademarks Association – Seattle, Washington, USA
  • 1998 “Essentials of Oil & Gas Law” – Lagos, Nigeria
  • 1998 Seminar on “The Will Option in the Disposition & Management of Property; Prospects and Pitfalls” – Lagos Nigeria
  • 1996 WIPO African Regional Seminar on “Licensing as a Channel for the Acquisition of Technology – Abuja, Nigeria

Email: olusola@integratedlegalconsultants.com

Contact information: Tel: +233 24-3058323

MOJOYIN ODEBIYI

Admitted to the Nigerian Bar 2006, Education: Nigeria Law School (B.L); Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun – State [L.L.B Hons, 2005]; Work: Integrated Legal Consultants- Accra, Ghana since March 2009; Clarke Paiko & Co –Lagos Nigeria 2007-2009; Ministry of Justice- Gombe, Nigeria 2006-2007; Member of Nigerian Bar Association; Association of Professional Negotiators and Mediators and The Certified Institute of Shipping.

  • Represented clients in Arbitration, Mediation and Reconciliation processes at the Multi door Court in Lagos.
  • Participated as a member of the legal team in the acquisition and merger of companies.
  • Incorporation of Companies both in Nigeria and Ghana Performed the administrative role as company secretary to include filing of Annual returns and all requisite forms and resolutions.
  • Represented Clients’ in obtaining requisite license or permit from the required authorities.
  • Attended Annual General Meetings and Board of Directors Meetings
  • Drafted Wills and Codicil, obtained Letters of Administration and Probate on behalf of clients’
  • Conducted Research and written Legal Opinions
  • Conducted corporate due diligent exercise on behalf of clients
  • Prepared legal agreements, leases, assignments, joint ventures and partnership deeds/agreements.
  • Drafted Demand Notices and Terms of Settlement on behalf of Clients’.

Courses/Seminars Attended

  • 2010 3rd Ghana, Nigeria, Togo, Benin Business Summit, Accra Ghana.
  • 2007 Shipping Laws in Nigeria by “The Certified Shippers Association”.
  • 2006 Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) held under the auspices of Association of Professional Negotiators & Mediators.

Email:Joyin@integratedlegalconsultants.com

Contact information : +233 24-6145965