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Adewumi Salami is an Associate within the firm’s Intellectual Property and Technology and Employment practices. Adewumi advises clients on a wide spectrum of intellectual property and technology transactions. He handles issues ranging from: licensing of music, use of images rights, digital distribution of works, recording and publishing matters, broadcasting and content creation issues to sports and data protection.

Adewumi has a great understanding of the intricacies of drafting and reviewing technical entertainment and media contracts, providing a bird’s-eye legal view of the potential risks to clients and the commercial solutions. He consistently delivers first-class advisory services to clients.

Experience has included advising:

  • As a team member, a leading record label, on a multimillion dollar equity investment global strategic partnership with a major international company
  • As a team member, a multinational entertainment and record label, in its investment in one of Nigeria’s major record labels
  • As a team member, a film production and distribution company, on chain of title documents for its film projects including, advice on exploitation and distribution platforms
  • As a team member, a film production and distribution company, on the production of a television series including, review of the production contract, drafting cast and crew agreements, location and other agreements
  • As a team member, Nigeria’s largest music festival, on production and financing
  • As a team member, the estate of one of Nigeria’s greatest musicians, on licensing of his music catalogue
  • As a team member, the estate of one of Nigeria’s greatest musicians, on numerous stage productions including negotiating and licensing of his life story

Professional Qualifications

  • Barrister and Solicitor of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (2017) 

Education

  • Nigerian Law School, B.L. (2017)
  • University of Ilorin, LL.B. (2016)

Prior Experience

  • 2018 to date, Associate, Olajide Oyewole LLP, DLA Piper Africa member firm in Nigeria
  • 2017 to 2018, NYSC Associate, Olajide Oyewole LLP, DLA Piper Africa member firm in Nigeria

Memberships

  • Member of the Nigerian Bar Association

Data collection in the health and education sectors: An African perspective

Many African countries are still grappling with the impact of the lockdown initiatives caused by COVID-19.1 Adapting to the health and safety protocols across Africa has meant a significant increase in the sheer volume of data being processed, particularly in the health and education sectors.

The wonderful world of drones

Drones have come a long way since conception and now provide vital functions in a number of industries. In this article, Adewumi Salami an Associate in our IPT Practice Group, examines key aspects of drones, its functions, legal and regulatory issues, costs, etc.