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Ogechi Onuoha is an Associate in the Corporate Services practice of Olajide Oyewole LLP. She advises on matters relating to general and specific aspects of corporate law and real property.

She advises a wide range of clients on corporate restructuring, business acquisitions, private equity financing, company secretarial and corporate governance principles.

Ogechi also negotiates the terms of, drafts and provides high-level reviews of share and business sale agreements, franchise agreements, lease agreements and other commercial documents.

Experience has included advising:

  • A target company, in the acquisition of a music business in Nigeria
  • The seller, and negotiating the terms of sale in the acquisition of minority interest by a foreign investor in a Nigerian entity
  • A foreign parent company, with respect to the global restructuring of its transportation business
  • A foreign parent company, with respect to the global restructuring of its health business
  • A foreign holding company, on the various options available for the divestment of its plantation business to its subsidiary
  • Several foreign-owned Nigerian companies, on voluntary winding-up
  • Various companies, on the establishment and regulation of free trade zone enterprises
  • Various companies, on drafting and reviewing share purchase agreements, asset and business transfer agreements, investment agreements and articles of association
  • A telecommunications company, drafting relevant charters for the implementation of corporate governance principles in the telecommunications industry in Nigeria
  • A foreign company, and conducting due diligence on the acquisition of reinsurance business in Nigeria

Professional Qualifications

  • Barrister and Solicitor admitted to the Supreme Court of Nigeria (2017)

Education

  • University of Uyo, LLB (Hons) (2016)

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