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Olufunmilola Oyinkansola Binuyo

Olufunmilola Oyinkansola Binuyo

Legal Director, Olajide Oyewole LLP

Olufunmilola Binuyo acts as in-house counsel and advises top industries in Nigeria on a wide range of issues relating to their business operations.

Experience has included advising:

  • Foreign entities on aspects of the takeover of two record labels in Nigeria.
  • The Nigerian Copyright Commission on the requisite changes and general overhaul of the current Nigerian Copyright Act with emphasis on electronic rights and digital distribution.
  • On contract negotiation, reviewing and drafting of various agreements such as subcontractor agreements, consultancy agreements, service agreements, collaboration agreements, employment agreements, and secondment agreements.
  • On several matters relating to free zone enterprises, and compliance with all applicable laws and regulatory matters.
  • Clients on employment and immigration matters that relate to Nigerians and expatriates.
  • On laws related to the free zone enterprise. These include the Nigerian Export Processing Zones Act, Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development Act, Immigration Act and Nigerian employment laws.
  • On issues relating the day-to-day business activities of the free zone enterprise.
  • And corresponding with different regulatory bodies and government agencies.
  • On the copyright law in Nigeria and other jurisdictions such as UK and France.

  • On intellectual property issues with the focus on copyright law. These include issues relating to piracy and working with stakeholders in the industry on tackling the issue.

  • On matters relating to media, entertainment, sports, technology and intellectual property. This includes drafting agreements relating to intellectual property on music licenses and releases, sponsorship agreements, recording agreements, 360-deals, merchandise agreements, music publishing agreements, book publishing agreements and distribution agreements.

  • And reviewing agreements relating to telecommunications, entertainment, internet, information technology, social networking, joint ventures, and e-commerce.

Professional Qualifications

  • Admitted as Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria (2004)


  • Nigerian Law School, B.L. (2004)
  • University of Ibadan, LL.B. (2002)

Prior Experience

  • 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