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30 YEARS OF LEGAL EXCELLENCE

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People

J.O Fabunmi & Co. prides itself in its people, who are highly intelligent and able to deliver results quickly and effectively. Our lawyers are from renowned national and international universities and the finest Law Schools. At J.O Fabunmi & Co., our people are our greatest asset. Our team is equipped to anticipate our clients’ needs and proactively meet those needs at the highest quality standards.

PROFESSOR JONATHAN O. FABUNMI

Jonathan Fabunmi is the Firm’s Principal Partner. He obtained his Ph.D. from University of Birmingham U.K. in December 1971 and was appointed a Professor of Law in October 1981 by the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. He has litigated matters involving securities and corporate law. He has also handled legal issues arising out of Oil and Gas, Patent Licensing Agreements, Unfair Competition and Trade secret claims, Government Contract claims, Concession agreements, Commercial contracts, Personal injury and Products Liability cases, and a variety of breach of contract claims involving complex technical and accounting issues. 

He has handled arbitration matters here in Nigeria and overseas either as arbitrator or as counsel.
He is a prolific author; his publications include Equity and Trust in Nigeria; Indigenisation Law as a means of Economic Control: the Nigerian experience; The Legal Framework of National Control of Mineral Oil Resources in Nigeria; Government Regulation and Control of Banks Legal Perspective; Trade and Investment Legislation in Nigeria.
Over the last five decades, Prof. Fabunmi has contributed immensely to the advancement of legal education both in Nigeria and abroad. He was a visiting scholar to Harvard Law School U.S.A.; Marx Planck Institute, Hamburg in Germany and the Institute of Advanced Legal studies London. He taught International Commercial Arbitration, Commercial and Consumer Protection Law amongst others at postgraduate level for more than two decades and was a panelist at the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes, Washington, U.S.A representing Nigeria.
He was a two-time dean of the Faculty of Law, Obafemi Awolowo University. Prof. Fabunmi also oversaw the setting up of the Law Faculties of Olabisi Onabanjo University and Bowen University, where he served as Pioneer Dean. He was also a Council Member of Bowen University. He is currently the Chairman of the Legal Committee of Ogun State Elders Forum and the Chairman of Business Law Academy.

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OLUKAYODE B.A. FABUNMI

Olukayode Fabunmi is the Managing Partner of J.O Fabunmi &Co. He obtained an LL.B Degree (Hons) from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria and an LL.M Degree from the University of Hull, U.K. He has focused his practice largely on International Business Law, Public-Private Partnerships (PPP), International Investment (direct and portfolio).

Mr. Fabunmi has handled a variety of public private partnership transactions, international business transactions, telecommunications and information technology matters. In recent times, he is actively promoting good business governance in SMEs. He has carried out several key assignments for the Federal Government of Nigeria on Public Private Partnership Governance Documents. In addition to his practice, Mr. Fabunmi has been involved in several capacity building programs and trainings for the public sector in Nigeria and has presented at several conferences within and outside Nigeria.

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Manager Partner

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Mrs OLUKEMI OMOTOSO

Olukemi Omotoso is a partner at the Firm. She attended the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Nigeria and obtained an LL.B Degree (Hons). Her practice areas have covered largely Real Estate development and financing, property management and conveyance. She has represented owners and developers in the process of land alienation and acquisitions, making the necessary inspections prior to becoming contractually bound to purchase the property.

She has vast experience in property management and in negotiating and concluding commercial real estate transactions. She also assists clients in obtaining the necessary financing and reviews finance documents related to the purchase. Her insurance practice includes insurance coverage analysis and litigation. Her practice also includes counseling and dispute resolution.

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 Partner

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OLUCHI IRONKWE

Oluchi Ironkwe is an Associate Partner at the Firm. She obtained her LL.B Hons degree from the University of Nigeria in 2004 and a Master of Laws(LL.M) International Commercial Law from Robert Gordon University, Arbeeden. Her practice areas are Investment and Trade Law, Anti-Corruption and Corporate Governance.

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Associate Partner

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OLANIYI KAREEM

Olaniyi Kareem is an Associate Partner at the Firm. He obtained his LL.B (Hons) Degree from Ekiti State University in 2010 and his Master of Laws from the University of Lagos in 2015. Since he joined the Firm, his practice areas include litigation, dispute resolution and commercial law practice.

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Associate Partner

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SALEM ANYALEWECHI

Salem is an Associate at the Firm. She obtained her L.L.B Hons degree from University of Lagos in 2010. Since she joined the Firm, her practice areas include Debt Recovery, Employment/ Labour Law, Business Law, Litigation and General Practice. In recent times, she has rendered Advice and worked on projects involving Public Private Partnerships between agencies of the Nigerian government and the private sector.

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Senior Associate

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ADAEZE OJIAKO

Adaeze Eileen Ojiako is an Associate at the Firm. She obtained her LL.B (Hons) Degree from the University of Hull in 2016. Her practice areas are corporate/commercial law, company secretarial practice and regulatory compliance. Adaeze has keen interests in transactions particularly within corporate finance, energy and arbitration.

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Associate

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AMANZE SANTOS IZUNDU

Amanze is an Associate at the Firm. He obtained his LL.B Hons degree from the University of Nigeria in 2018. Since joining the Firm, his practice areas include business law, public-private partnership, alternative dispute resolution, commercial law and general practice. He primarily advises on corporate and public-private partnership transactions and has advised on various transactions involving concessions, design-build-finance-operate-or-maintain, contract mining, leases and project finance. He has authored and contributed to articles on taxation of digital economy and general business regulatory compliance. He has also participated in and facilitated trainings on public-private partnerships, and business and professional development.

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