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Ola Orewale

Ola Orewale

AÉLEX7th Floor, Marble House1 Kingsway RoadLagosNigeriaPO Box 52901

National Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Ola Orewale is a well-known labour and employment lawyer who peers are “happy to recommend”. He produces “well-drafted court processes and has excellent advocacy skills”.


Ola is a partner at AÉLEX. He has over 20 years of experience in labour and employment matters. He handles labour and employment matters at the High Courts and Appellate Courts in Nigeria.

He renders advisory services to financial institutions, corporate organisations, governmental agencies and multinational companies on employee benefits, pensions, workplace health and safety, out-sourcing, collective bargaining, immigration and employment issues arising from corporate restructurings and take-overs. He has been involved with drafting employment contracts and employee handbooks across different sectors for several local and multinational enitities.

Ola has considerable experience in working closely with clients, advising on strategic and operational employment issues and designing efficient policies taking into account, developments in the legislative, judicial and commercial arenas. He also has considerable experience with issues arising from trade disputes on terms of collective bargaining agreements or issues arising from trade unions. He recently provided advisory support to a client in a trade dispute referred to the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity and in the eventual resolution of the dispute by the parties’ execution of a Memorandum of Understanding. 

He advised Nigerian subsidiaries of two multinational telecommunications companies on the transfer of employees from one of the companies to the other in the course of a corporate restructuring. He has also represented international airlines during negotiation on lay-off plans and structured redundancy, retirement, out-sourcing, termination and re-hire, re-deployment and termination plans of employees. 

Ola is a member of Business Recovery and Insolvency Practitioners Association of Nigeria and INSOL International. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK and Nigeria, as well as an active member of the Nigerian Bar Association.

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