Ola Orewale

Ola Orewale
7th Floor, Marble House
1 Kingsway Road
Falomo, Ikoyi
PO Box 52901
+234 1 461 7321
+234 1 461 7092


Who's Who Legal Nigeria - Labour & Employment

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.

WWL says: Ola is an outstanding lawyer, noted as being highly active in labour and employment disputes. He is an impressive practitioner, offering wealth of experience on a range of labour matters for domestic and international clients. 

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Nigeria which can be purchased from our Shop.

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