Ozofu Ogiemudia

PARTNER

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 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 Award for Africa in 2020.

Ozofu was the secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association-Section on Business Law (NBA-SBL) from 2020 – 2022 and is a member of its governing council. 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 annually since 2018 by the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) as one of the IFLR1000 Women Leaders. She has been rated as a ‘highly-regarded lawyer’ for her Mergers & Acquisitions, and Private Equity practice by The IFLR1000 annually since 2019 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). She was also recognised as a key lawyer by Legal 500 EMEA.

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

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

2003 Nigeria

Nigerian Bar Association

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What the market says…

Great customer management abilities. Very strong in M&A and private equity. Good team leader. She is a brilliant lawyer. I will like her to increase her visibility in the industry as I don't believe the industry knows how good she is yet."

- IFLR100

 

"She is beginning to do a lot more of that recently through the initiatives she has lead for the Nigerian Bar Association."

- IFLR100

 

 

"She is very knowledgeable in the law and its applications."

- IFLR100

"Whenever I have asked questions regarding certain local laws and how it may affect our assets, she either has the answers available or she immediately has a comprehensive answer prepared."

- IFLR100

"Whenever I have asked questions regarding certain local laws and how it may affect our assets, she either has the answers available or she immediately has a comprehensive answer prepared."

- IFLR100

However, I am most impressed by her client management abilities. She understands the needs of her clients and she often goes out of her way to accommodate the needs of her clients.

- IFLR100

 

Finally, when I have had a criticism of any legal work and brought my concerns to her, she has been easy to speak with.

- IFLR100

 

She listens, she takes in the criticism in good spirits and promises to make the changes. And more importantly, the changes were made."

- IFLR100

 

"She was very accessible, hands on and involved in all aspects of the engagement and was able to help provide solutions wherever there were issues."

- IFLR100

 

"She has good client and industry knowledge, is accessible both solution focus and problem solving, and has a commercial mindset."

- IFLR100