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Legal research analyst
Job Type: Full-Time

Education

From 0 to 2012
Queen Mary, University of London
No added languages

Experience

Legal Research Analyst
Centre for Commercial Law Studies
October 2011 - Present Day (5 years 6 months)
  • Gathering, analysing and summarising over 600 research papers, legislation and case law on:
  • Taxation of Business Profits;
  • Interpretation of Tax treaties;
  • Inheritance Tax;
  • Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitration Awards;
  • Data Protection in the Cloud.
  • Drafting of research reports and making presentations on:
  • Cross border tax obstacles in the EU;
  • The concept of Permanent Establishment in the EU;
  • General Anti Avoidance Rule (GAAR) in Nigeria, he UK, US, Canada and Australia;
  • Taxation of Earnings in the UK;
  • Intellectual Property (IP) strategies and Business Models;
  • Commercial exploitation of IP;
  • The future of Copyright.
  • Producing timely reports to Lecturers and Research Managers with the analysis of the legal research undertaken giving recommendations and action plans;
  • Providing regular and timely feedback to Centre Manager and Director.
Junior Associate
Wole Olanipekun and Co.
December 2009 - August 2011 (1 year 8 months)
  • Provided professional support to 2 Partners and 3 Senior Associates as requested including researching, compiling, assimilating, and preparing confidential and sensitive documents, and briefing the partners regarding contents;
  • Partook in litigation and arbitration proceedings;
  • Negotiated terms and conditions on behalf on an entertainment company with regards to the exploitation of the intellectual property;
  • Conducted document review for the Presidential election petition cases at the Election Petition Tribunal and the Court of Appeal;
  • Drafted and filed court processes (summaries, pleas, statements of claim and counter-claim, statements of defence, motions and summons);
  • Drafted Wills, Conveyance agreements and Incorporation documents;
  • Conducted searches at the land registry and conducted due diligence on companies at the Corporate Affairs Commission.
Legal Consultant (Commercial and Corporate Law)
Ergo International Limited
January 2009 - January 2014 (5 years 1 month)

Ergo is an intelligence and advisory firm based in New York City. It delivers information that is critical to success in emerging and frontier markets.

  • Conducted a scenario analysis of the potential risks to Nigeria’s stability on behalf of a Multinational company seeking to invest US$20 million in the downstream sector of its Oil and gas industry;
  • Conducted a Due Diligence exercise on behalf of a US corporation seeking to invest about US$10 million in an Asset Management company in Nigeria;
  • Performed a Political Risk Assessment Analysis Test (PRAAT) on the proposed US$2 billion new fiscal regime in the Upstream and Downstream sectors of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry;
  • Provided a Competitive Analysis on a select number of International Oil Companies operating in Nigeria and their possible strategic responses to possible passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB);
  • Performed a Brand and Social Network Due Diligence for a multinational company on potential local Nigerian Oil partners for a possible US$20 million acquisition deal;