OZOFU OGIEMUDIA

Ozofu is a partner in the firm’s corporate advisory, private equity and Mergers & Acquisitions teams. She has come to be recognised among her peers and clients as an extremely resourceful and versatile adviser as she has advised on various areas of the law including, corporate and commercial law, private equity, corporate re-structuring and mergers and acquisitions, banking, corporate and project finance, telecommunications, regulatory compliance, labour and employment, company secretarial practice with a stint in litigation and dispute resolution. Ozofu also heads the firm’s pro bono practice.

She jointly led the team that advised a South African glass manufacturing company in connection with its acquisition of a controlling interest in a Nigerian glass manufacturer. She was also part of the team that advised two major private equity funds on their separate investments in a Nigerian commercial bank (through a private placement and a a rights issue on the Nigerian Stock Exchange, respectively), and she subsequently supported one of those funds in its successful exit from that bank. She was part of the team that advised on the acquisition financing of a gas pipeline. She has also been involved in various acquisitions of insurance service providers.
Ozofu has been a contributor to the World Bank’s "Doing Business" Report for several years and its Women, Business and the Law Report.

She has co-authored the IFLR 2015 Mergers and Acquisitions review; various articles on the 2015/16 and 2016/17 Practical Law International Acquisitions Transaction Guide series on Competition, Tax, Employees, Share Acquisitions, Signing, Closing and Opinions; and the Practical Law "Doing Business in Nigeria" Guide 2015/16; she is a regular contributor to the Taylor Vinters Employment Law Newsletter and the Simmons and Simmons Elexica resource.

Ozofu is a member of the technical committee of the Nigerian Bar Association advising the office of the Senate President on the legal and regulatory reforms required to enhance the business environment in Nigeria. In this capacity, she facilitated the session on the review of the Nigerian Companies and Allied Matters Act at the National Assembly Business Environment Roundtable on 20th March 2016.

Ozofu regularly makes presentations at various seminars and workshops. She spoke at a workshop on “Tender Offers and Takeover Bids” organised by the Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Re-organisations Committee of the Section on Business Law of the Nigerian Bar Association. She has acted as a co-facilitator on due diligence at the bi-annual 'Legal Agreements in African Private Equity' training organised by the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association.

Ozofu is recognized by the Legal 500. She was also honoured at the 2016 Nigerian Legal Awards as one of the top 40 'Leading Nigerian Lawyers Under 40' who will shape the future of the legal profession in Nigeria.

Career

2014 Partner, Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie
2010 Managing Associate, Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie
2007 Senior Associate, Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie
2006 Intern, Denton Wilde Sapte LLP, London
2003 Associate, Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie
2003 Intern, Law O. Ahkidenor & Co.
2002 Intern, Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie

Qualifications

2006 University College, London, LL.M
2003 Nigerian Law School, BL
2001 University of Ibadan, LL.B.

Bar admissions

2003 
Nigeria

Professional membership

Nigerian Bar Association