Olufunmilola Binuyo acts as in-house counsel / seconded to SHI-MCI FZE (a subsidiary of Samsung Heavy Industries Nigeria Limited) and advises both SHI-MCI FZE and Samsung Heavy Industries Nigeria Limited on a wide range of issues relating to their business operations.
Olufunmilola’s responsibilities include the following:
- Contract negotiation, reviewing and drafting of various agreements such as subcontractor agreements, consultancy agreements, service agreements, collaboration agreements, employment agreements, and secondment agreements.
- Advising on various matters relating to free zone enterprises, and compliance with all applicable laws and regulatory matters.
- Advising on various employment and immigration matters as they relate to Nigerians and expatriates.
- Interpretation and advising on various laws as they affect the free zone enterprise such as the Nigerian Export Processing Zones Act, Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development Act, Immigration Act and Nigerian employment laws.
- Advising on issues regarding the day-to-day business activities of the free zone enterprise.
- Liaising and correspondence with different regulatory bodies and government agencies.
She also advises clients on:
- The copyright law in Nigeria and other jurisdictions such as UK and France.
- Various intellectual property issues, especially copyright.
- Issues relating to piracy and working with stakeholders in the industry on tackling the issue.
- Matters relating to media, entertainment, sports, technology and intellectual property.
- Drafting agreements relating to intellectual property such as music licenses and releases, sponsorship agreements, recording agreements, 360-deals, merchandise agreements, music publishing agreements, book publishing agreements and distribution agreements.
- Reviewing and drafting agreements and general advice in respect of telecommunications, entertainment, internet, information technology, social networking, joint ventures, and e-commerce.
- Advising and the drafting of agreements relating to local and international music festivals / concerts.
Experience has included advising:
- Foreign entities, on aspects of takeover of two record labels in Nigeria
- Nigerian Copyright Commission, on the requisite changes and general overhaul of the current Nigerian Copyright Act with emphasis on electronic rights and digital distribution
- Admitted as Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria (2004)
- Nigerian Law School, B.L. (2004)
- University of Ibadan, LL.B. (2002)
- 2012 to date, Senior Associate, Olajide Oyewole LLP, DLA Piper Africa member firm in Nigeria
- 2010 to 2012, Associate, Olajide Oyewole LLP, DLA Piper Africa member firm in Nigeria
- 2008 to 2010, Private Practice
- 2006 to 2008, Associate, Lagos-based law firm
- Member of the Nigerian Bar Association