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, having 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, and company secretarial practice, with a stint in litigation and dispute resolution. She also heads the firm’s pro bono practice.

Ozofu has been a contributor to the World Bank’s "Doing Business" Report for several years, as well as its Women, Business and the Law Report. She has co-authored publications in the IFLR Mergers and Acquisitions review; the 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. She is a regular contributor to the Taylor Vinters Employment Law Newsletter and the Simmons and Simmons Elexica resource.

Ozofu was instrumental to the passing of the Companies and Allied Matters Act 2020, having been 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. 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. She also regularly makes presentations at seminars and workshops.

Ozofu is recognized by the Legal 500. She has also been honoured by the 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