Olumide Osundolire comes highly recommended by peers for his broad-ranging expertise in real estate law and related high-value transactions.
Olumide is a versatile, intelligent and resourceful lawyer. He is a partner in the intellectual property practice group and the securities, finance, corporate and commercial practice group of Banwo & Ighodalo, where he leads the firm’s technology, company secretarial and governance advisory services and real estate practices. He is responsible, either personally or along with his team, for providing legal and regulatory advisory services to key players (private and public institutions) in the technology sector of the Nigerian economy. His clients include public and private entities, as well as start-ups and multinationals.
Olumide's versatility is evidenced by the sheer breadth of practice areas which include technology law, intellectual property law, foreign investment and divestment, mergers and acquisition, corporate and commercial law, company secretarial services, regulatory compliance and governance advisory services, property and construction law, and family law and probate.
His recent transactions include advising on the recent acquisition of 13-story office building in Victoria Island, Lagos, advising a free zone development company in relation to securing situate within the Lekki Area of Lagos State he title to the parcel of land comprising a free trade zone situate within the Lekki Area of Lagos State and in connection with the development of template title documents in respect of leaseholds to be granted in the free trade zone. He currently supervises the team advising in connection with the acquisition of a large expanse of land at the water-front in the prestigious Victoria Island, Lagos and development thereon of a mixed-use development, comprising of 4 towers (2 mixed-use and 2 residential apartments in the first phase of the project), which will have ultra-modern Grade A office space, luxury residential apartments and hotels and also co-leads the team advising in connection with the acquisition by a client of a large expanse of land measuring approximately 20,000 square metres and the construction of a fully automated factory and assembly plant at a new free trade zone situate within the Lekki Area of Lagos State.
He also recently advised one of the oldest and most capitalised life insurance companies in the world, in its acquisition of majority stake in a leading life insurance company in Nigeria; and advised a technology focused venture capital company in its acquisition of equity stake in various technology startups. He also represented a leading smart card manufacturing and personalisation company in Nigeria in negotiating SIM card manufacturing and supply agreements with two of the NCC Unified Access Service Licence holders in Nigeria. He continues to assist clients on a wide range of intellectual property and technology matters.
Olumide is a member of several associations including the Real Estate Lawyer Association of Nigeria and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (where he also serves as a member of the publication committee). He regularly speaks at seminars and conferences as well as facilitates trainings to the legal teams of some of the firm's clients on his chosen areas of practice.