Akinwande Delano (SAN)
Chief Akinwande Delano SAN is the founding partner of Akindelano Legal Practitioners (ALP). A graduate of the University of London, he was admitted to the English Bar, at the prestigious Gray’s Inn in 1963. In July of the same year he was admitted to the Nigerian Bar. He was elevated to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria in 1996 after 33 years of unbroken law practice.
Chief Delano started with the civil service as a State Counsel in the Ministry of Justice Western State where to became Senior State Counsel. He established Akindelano Legal Practitioners in1972. He was the pioneer Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Ogun state between 1977-78; Chief Akin Delano has trained and mentored many successful lawyers and Senior Advocates. He remains active in practice . He was an ex-Chancellor for the Egba-Dioceses of the Anglican Church of Nigeria.
Oluyele Delano (SAN)
‘Yele is the Managing Partner of ALP . He heads the Firm’s Litigation and Arbitration Department. ‘Yele began his legal career in 1988 with Chief Rotimi Williams’ Chambers, in the corporate commercial sector. He became the Senior counsel in the firm leading on complex commercial litigation and transactions including such as Oil and Gas, Construction, Debt recovery, Telecommunications, Banking and Finance etc. He is one of the youngest persons to be elevated to the prestigious rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria. Yele sits on the Board of a various reputable companies. He is a member of the of International Bar Association, International Project Finance Association and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK.
Oladale Ajayi Bembe
Dale obtained a bachelor of laws degree from the University of Abuja in 2004 and a distinction in his Master of Laws program (Information Technology Law) from the Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University Aberdeen, Scotland in 2006. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2007 and obtained a Master of Laws in Corporate and Commercial Law from the University of London in 2013.
Dale’s interests lie in Corporate and Commercial law, Oil and Gas and IT law. He has advises on complex commercial transactions in capital market, Oil and Gas transactions; Project finance, syndicated lending, joint venture agreements; mergers and acquisitions etc. He has also been actively involved in commercial litigation on behalf of Clients.
(SAN) LLB (Hons) UCL
Mr. Olayode Delano is a Partner at Akindelano Legal Practitioners (ALP), he heads ALP’s corporate and commercial transactions practice. Yode studied Law at University College, London graduating in 1989 at the top of his Class. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1990. Yode proceeded to practice Commercial law- with Strachan Partners and George Etomi and Co before joining ALP as a Partner.
Olayode has been involved in numerous transactions including M+A, Capital markets etc. He is a member of the Capital Market Solicitors Association of Nigeria, IPFA, IBA and the Institute of Directors, Nigeria. He has a Masters in Business Administration specialising in Finance.
Mutiu Akinrinmade attended Nigeria’s premier University, the University of Ibadan, for his L.L.B programme and graduated in the year 2002. Mutiu was called to the Nigerian Bar in the year 2004 and has been in active legal practice since then. Mutiu is a senior associate and a core member of the firm’s Litigation & Arbitration team. Mutiu’s area of interest is in commercial and civil litigation and he has acquired key and diversified experience in litigation in all courts of records and in arbitral proceedings. . Mutiu has represented clients in diverse matters which include arbitration, employment matters, banking disputes, insolvency, debt restructuring, intellectual property, and real estate. Mutiu is qualified as a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb).
LLB (Hons) Hull
John studied Law at Hull University UK graduating in 1988 with an Honours degree. He became an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 1989. He spent several years of practice with Irving and Bonnar. Thereafter John spent a number of years in the UK in the publishing Legal, Investment and Finance journals. He worked with Informa UK and the Independent Newspaper amongst other publishing houses.
John resumed practice in Nigeria in 2011. He is the partner in charge of ALP’s Business Development and Research Department which has spearheaded the ALP Seminar Series and the ALP Business Review
Yetunde obtained a Bachelor of Law Degree from University of Lagos in 2016. Afterwards, she proceeded to the Nigerian Law School and got admitted to the Nigeria Bar in 2017. Prior to joining Akindelano Legal Practitioners, she interned with the Law firm of Adepetun, Caxton-Martins, Agbor & Segun (ACAS-LAW) and a few others. Yetunde is goal-oriented, enjoys learning and meeting new people. Her interest lies in Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Human Rights, Commercial Law, Research and Public Speaking. When not involved in law-related tasks, she passes her time with books, music, and volleyball occasionally.
Funmi obtained a bachelor of Law Degree from the University of Maiduguri in 2006. Thereafter, she was admitted into the Nigerian Law School and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2008 with a 2nd Class Upper grade. She was the recipient of Ernest Shonekan’s award for the 2nd best student in Legal Drafting and Conveyancing in the 2007 Bar Finals of the Nigerian Law School.
Funmi is a member of the firm’s litigation and Alternative Dispute resolution team. She is a part of most of the commercial litigation and arbitration being pursued or defended on behalf of the firm’s clientele.
Odinaka Hilary Ekezie
Odinaka obtained a Bachelor of Law Degree from the University of Lagos . Hegot admitted to the Nigerian Bar a year later. Prior to joining Akindelano Legal practitioners, he interned in top corporate Commercial law firms, corporate organizations and government agencies. As a law undergraduate, he was an executive editor of the university of Lagos law review, president of the Tax Club and member of the mooting society, the competitive arm of the faculty of law, University of Lagos where he participated in competitions and conferences both locally and abroad obtaining certification in that regard. He has a vivid interest in Intellectual property law and Commercial law. In his free time, he loves to read and write fiction.
Akin Akinteye is a transactional lawyer. Akin obtained Bachelor of Laws from Obafemi Awolowo University and qualified as a Lawyer a year after. Prior to his joining Akindelano Legal Practitioners, he has been part of top maritime law and corporate commercial law firms. His keen interest includes Corporate Commercial Practice, Dispute Resolution and Maritime Law. He is a young member of Institute of Transnational Arbitration, Texas, USA. He is also a Member, Asian International Arbitration Centre (Young Practitioners’ Group) Malaysia.
Akin’s interests includes Corporate Commercial Law Practice, Dispute Resolution, Energy Law Practice and Maritime Law. Akin enjoys football and bowling at leisure.
Dayo obtained his LL.B Honors from Osun State University in 2015 with Second Class Upper Division and was admitted to the Nigerian Bar in 2016. He is an associate with Akindelano Legal Practitioners and a member of the Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution team. Dayo has been part of commercial litigation team particularly on admiralty matters, real property and labor related matters. He has also participated in several other Alternative Dispute Resolution for firm’s c lientele
Akunna obtained a Bachelor of Law Degree from Abia State University in 2018. Thereafter, she was admitted into the Nigerian Law School and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2019 with a 2nd class Upper Grade. As a law undergraduate, Akunna served as president of the moot and mock trial society and engaged in both internal and external competitions. Akunna has a very strong desire to gain multi-sector knowledge, skills and competence. She is an ardent researcher whose interest lies in litigation, Human Rights and Commercial law.
Omoyeni obtained a Bachelor of Law Degree from University of Lagos in 2017 and thereafter proceeded to the Nigerian law school where she was called to the bar in 2018. Prior to joining Akindelano Legal Practitioners, she interned at Advocaat and ACAS-law. Omoyeni is driven, passionate and enjoys learning. She also enjoys reading, National Geographic, History, stage plays, music and baking.
Oluwatobi obtained his Bachelor of Law Degree in 2017 from Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti. He thereafter proceeded to the Nigerian Law School and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2018. He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association as well as an associate of the Nigerian Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Oluwatobi is involved in litigation, client advisory, commercial transactions and the provision of company secretarial services to clients of the firm. He is an avid reader with a keen eye for detail. His interests span Aviation Law, Corporate Commercial Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Osemudiamen obtained a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Benin where she graduated with a Second Class Upper Grade and was awarded the Best Graduating Student from the Faculty of Law. She was admitted to the Nigerian bar a year later and was awarded with the Director General’s Prize for First Class students from the Nigerian Law School.
Osemudiamen is passionate about corporate and commercial law practice, intellectual property and energy law. She is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators.
Tobiloba obtained a Bachelor of Laws Degree from Osun State University where He graduated with a Second Class Upper Division. Before joining Akindelano LP, He interned at Falana & Falana and garnered valuable experience. Tobiloba is an Associate in the Dispute Resolution Practice of the Firm and is involved in commercial litigation, legal advisory, commercial transactions and alternative dispute resolution. Tobiloba is passionate about sports law, intellectual property and entertainment law. In his spare time, Tobiloba enjoys reading, engaging in profitable discussions and professional advancement.
Ahmed A. Oyegbami LLB(Hons), BL, ACIA
Ahmed joined Akindelano Legal Practitioners(Abuja branch) as a Junior Counsel. Prior to this, he also worked with renowned law firms in Abeokuta which include, but to mention a few: Afolabi Fashau & Co (SAN) and Chief Olatunji Dairo & Co (SAN). He also had a stint and successful practice career in the law firm of Demola Bakre (Abuja). His experience covers commercial , alternative dispute resolution and litigation generally. He is involved in litigation and allied matters in company law, capital markets IT, Oil and gas, Sports law i.e. In litigation matters. He has appeared in all the courts of superior records .