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The Team

PRINCIPAL PARTNER

Oladapo Delano
Oladapo was admitted to Nigerian Bar 1967; Education: University of London (LL.B Honours Law); Grays Inns of Court, London (B.L). Work experience: Akinjide & Co: 1967-1970; Partner, Delano Legal Practitioners since 1970. Member, Nigerian Bar Association; International Bar Association.

PARTNERS

Olayinka Delano
Olayinka was admitted to Nigerian Bar 1995; Education: University of Ibadan 1988-1991 (LL.B Honours Law). Work experience: Chambers Of Chief F.R.A Williams, Sofunde, Osakwe, Ogundipe & Belgore, Counsel; Allan & Ogunkeye, Senior Counsel. Delano Legal Practitioners since 1999. Member, Nigerian Bar Association; International Bar Association: Section on energy Resources Law, Intellectual Property Law Association of Nigeria, Continuing Legal Education Association of Nigeria, National Association of Petroleum Explorers. Legal works: "Computer Generated Evidence", "Associated Gas in Nigeria Energy for the future", "Current issues affecting the oil and gas industry in Nigeria and the attendant problems in the industry".

SENIOR ASSOCIATES

Abideen Ajao Yesufa
Abideen was admitted to Nigerian Bar 1988; Education: Center for business Studies, London, England 1980-1982 Holborn Law Tutors, London, England 1983-1987 (LL.B Honours Law). Work experience: Aribisala, Ajayi & Co. Counsel, Head of Chambers; Debo Akande & Co, Senior Counsel & Head Litigation Department. Delano Legal Practitioners since 1999. Member, Nigerian Bar Association; International Bar Association.

Ogunmola Kunle
Kunle received his LL.B Bachelor of Law at the University of Ibadan (University College, London) He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1996. He joined the esteemed chambers of Debo Akande as an intern in 1993. He further attended the Prince George’s College in Maryland U.S.A. He was involved in the LLM program on Negotiation & Conflict Management at the University of Baltimore. He later joined the Kadygroup, a renowned property development company as the head Legal Council in Maryland U.S.A. before he joined the firm as senior council on IP, Litigation.

ASSOCIATES

Mobolaji Odanye
Mobolaji was admitted to Nigerian Bar 1999; Education: Hendon College of Further Education, London, England 1989-1991; University of Hertfordshire, England 1991-1995 (LL.B Honours Law), University of Hull, Business School, England 1995-1996 (MBA). Work experience: Researcher, Absolut Concepts, London; Delano Legal Practitioners since 2000. Member, Nigerian Bar Association.

Adedeji Sijuade,
Adedeji Sijuade was born in London. He was admitted to Nigerian Bar 2000; Education: Eastbourne College, Sussex, England1989-1993; University of Buckingham , England 1994- 1998(LL.B Honours Law), University of Scotland, Dundee 1998-1999 (LLM). Work experience; Delano Legal Practitioners since 2001. Member, Nigerian Bar Association.

Oluyemisi Ajayi
Oluyemisi was admitted to Nigerian Bar 2000; Education: Nigerian Navy Secondary School, Ojo. University of Lagos 1998 (LL.B Honours Law). Work experience: The Channings Law Firm 2000-2002. Delano Legal Practitioners since 2003. Member, Nigerian Bar Association.

Ayo Ajifowowe
Ayo graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria with an (Hons.) LL.B 2006, and latter obtained a B.L. from the Nigerian Law School, Abuja in 2007. Before he joined the firm, he gained experience working with Smithworth Partners. His specialties include: Arbitration, Negotiation, Trademark, Patents and Design maintenance.

Tijani Opeyemi
Tijani Opeyemi is an associate with bias for corporate/commercial practice. He graduated from the University of Lagos with LL. B (Hons) in 2007 and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2008. Prior to joining Delano & Delano, he served as an intern conducting researches and composing opinions on due diligence, corporate governance, merger and acquisition and intellectual property issues  for the then merging entities in the Consolidation of the Nigerian Insurance Industry. As a junior counsel, he assisted in handling several landmark cases involving Margin Facility Disputes and prepared advises for several companies conducting private placement and initial public offers. He handles several other corporate/ commercial Litigations.

An advocate of the integration of West African Economies with Nigeria at its core, his legal works include “The Proper Law of an International Contract – Options for Nigeria”. He is an active member of the Nigeria Bar Association and the Intellectual Property Law Association of Nigeria (IPLAN), a student member of ACCA, he speaks both English and French.

Oluwtosin Mosuro
Tosin joined Delano & Delano in 2009. Her tactical approach to achieving the best interests of the firm in addition to her ability to work under pressure makes an ideal asset to the firm. Since she joined the firm, she has been involved in Trademark and Patent matters. Tosin has displayed a high level of commitment to the intellectual property department contributing immensely to new developments in this area of law.

Tosin obtained a bachelors degree in Law from University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State. She further went to the prestigious Nigerian Law School and was admitted to the Nigerian Bar Association. She had a stint with the prestigious Law Practice of Logistix Solicitors as an intern where she acquired a lot of experience in Corporate Commercial Law. She is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association and Intellectual Property Association of Nigeria.

Nwanne Okafor

She is a graduate of Law from the University of East London; holds a Higher National Diploma in Paralegal Practices and is a member of National Association of Paralegals UK. She also holds a Master's degree in Victimology and Criminal Justice. Work experience; Practice Manager and Paralegal at Chartwell and Sadlers Solicitors UK. Her Specialization includes mediation and entertainment law.

 

 

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