OZOFU OGIEMUDIA

Ozofu Ogiemudia is a partner in Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie’s corporate advisory, private equity and mergers & acquisitions teams.

She is recognised as an extremely resourceful and versatile adviser and has advised on various areas of the law including private equity, mergers and acquisitions, corporate and commercial law, corporate restructuring and regulatory compliance, labour and employment and company secretarial practice. She was part of the teams that advised clients such as the Kellogg Company, Verod Capital, OCP Africa, Synergy Capital, the Carlyle Group, and Actis on various investments in Nigeria. She co-heads the firm’s pro bono practice, which, along with law firms from several other jurisdictions, was awarded the 2018 TrustLaw Collaboration Award by the Thomson Reuters Foundation for their work on the 28 Too Many report on female genital mutilation as well as the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation.

Ozofu is the secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association-Section on Business Law (NBA-SBL) and a Vice-Chairperson of the NBA-SBL Committee on Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Restructurings. She is the Thematic Lead of the National Assembly Business Environment Roundtable (NASSBER) Regulatory working group that was set up to assist the National Assembly in identifying and improving bills that relate to any aspect of the regulatory environment.

She has been recognised in 2018 -2021 by the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) as one of the IFLR1000 Women Leaders. She is rated as a ‘highly-regarded lawyer’ for her Mergers & Acquisitions, and Private Equity practice by The IFLR1000 in 2019 and 2020, and is recommended as a “National Leader” in Nigeria for her Mergers & Acquisitions and Governance practice by Who’s Who Legal (Nigeria) (2019 and 2021).

 

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