Feb 21, 2016

Philip Stopford, Andrew Jones, John Miles, Kem Ihenacho To Join Panel Of Judges For The Nigerian Legal Awards





The organisers of the Nigerian Legal Awards have announced the appointment of some international Law firm Partners and General Counsel for the Nigerian Legal Awards. According to Lere Fashola, Head of the team, this is in line with the organisers resolve to further improve on the quality and transparency in the process leading to the nomination and evaluation of winners of this industry respected Nigerian Legal Awards.


 Speaking with journalists recently in Lagos, Lere Fashola confirmed the appointment of Dr Adesegun Akin-Olugbade, Executive Director and Head Legal Services, African Finance Corporation who will chair the panel of Judges. Other confirmed judges are, Mr Andre Jones, Partner and Head of Africa Group, Linklaters LLP, London, Nankunda Katangaza – Former Head, International Policy, Law Society of England and Wales, Mr J. Miles, Director of JMiles & Co. Kenya, Kem Ihenacho, Partner, Lathman and Watkins(London), Ms. Funke Abimbola FRSA,General Counsel & Company Secretary,UK & Ireland) Roche Products Limited, UK, Ibiyemi Ifederu, General Counsel and Company Secretary, Orange, UK, Prof (Mrs)Yinka Omorogbe, Former General Counsel, NNPC, Mrs Oluwatoyin Sanni, MD/CEO, UBA Trustees and Chairperson of the Capital Market Committee, Dapo Otunla – General Counsel, Notore Chemical Industries Limited, Mr Adeyemi Johnson, CEO Open Spaces Compliance, UK, Ms Remi Aiyela, Publisher, NOG Intelligence.


Other invited Judges are, Patric Mgbewenlu, Director, FBN Capital, Mr Philip Stopford, Partner, White and Case (London), Arun Velusami, Partner, Notonrose Fulbright (London), Paul Smith, Chairman, Evershed International(UK), Mark Molyneux, Partner, Addleshaw Goddard, PETER STRIVENS, Partner,BAKER MCKENZIE (UK), Andrew Balfour, Slaughter and May, Paul Bugingo, Partner, Simmons and Simmons (UK) and others.
The ESQ Nigerian Legal Awards sets out to recognise the important contributions the legal business community makes to the development of the Nigerian economy. The Corporate Counsel Awards will honour the contribution of the Corporate Counsel and their in-house legal teams to their organisations as they transact business deals from day-to-day.

“Our focus this year will be to benchmark legal service delivery in Nigeria against international acceptable standards. In spite of the enormous challenges facing the Nigerian economy today, Nigerian lawyers continue to play strategic roles in ensuring the growth and sustainability of the Nigerian state and indeed Nigerian businesses. There is therefore an urgent need to continue to celebrate the noble contributions of Nigerian lawyers towards the advancement of the Nigerian economy”.


“We are happy that Dr Adesegun Akin-Olugbade, Executive Director and Legal Adviser of the Africa Finance Corporation has graciously consented again to chair this panel of highly reputable and independent minded panel of judges comprising both local and international professionals including International Law Firm Partners, Investment Bankers and CFOs of major Banks in Nigeria etc.”

“We look forward to discussing with interested organizations or law firms that may be willing to discuss brand sponsorship or any other sponsorship/support or partnership with us.”

 This year’s edition of the Nigerian Legal Awards dinner will hold on 6th October, 2016 in Lagos Nigeria. Nomination for this award will open on 1st March, 2016. and will run till 15h May 2016. Details of the criteria and selection process for the Nigerian Legal Awards can be found on the award website at www.esqnigerianlegalawards.com.

The organisers of the Nigerian Legal Awards have announced the appointment of some international Law firm Partners and General Counsel for the Nigerian Legal Awards. According to Lere Fashola, Head of the team, this is in line with the organisers resolve to further improve on the quality and transparency in the process leading to the nomination and evaluation of winners of this industry respected Nigerian Legal Awards.

Speaking with journalists recently in Lagos, Lere Fashola confirmed the appointment of Dr Adesegun Akin-Olugbade,Executive Director and Head Legal Services, African Finance Corporation who will chair the panel of Judges. Other confirmed judges are, Mr Andre Jones, Partner and Head of Africa Group, Linklaters LLP, London, Nankunda Katangaza – Former Head, International Policy, Law Society of England and Wales, Mr J. Miles, Director of JMiles & Co. Kenya, Kem Ihenacho, Partner, Lathman and Watkins(London), Ms. Funke Abimbola FRSA,General Counsel & Company Secretary,UK & Ireland) Roche Products Limited, UK, Ibiyemi Ifederu, General Counsel and Company Secretary, Orange, UK, Prof (Mrs)Yinka Omorogbe, Former General Counsel, NNPC, Mrs Oluwatoyin Sanni, MD/CEO, UBA Trustees and Chairperson of the Capital Market Committee, Dapo Otunla – General Counsel, Notore Chemical Industries Limited, Mr Adeyemi Johnson, CEO Open Spaces Compliance, UK, Ms Remi Aiyela, Publisher, NOG Intelligence.
 
Other invited Judges are, Patric Mgbewenlu, Director, FBN Capital, Mr Philip Stopford, Partner, White and Case (London), Arun Velusami, Partner, Notonrose Fulbright (London), Paul Smith, Chairman, Evershed International(UK), Mark Molyneux, Partner, Addleshaw Goddard, PETER STRIVENS, Partner,BAKER MCKENZIE (UK), Andrew Balfour, Slaughter and May, Paul Bugingo, Partner, Simmons and Simmons (UK) and others.
The ESQ Nigerian Legal Awards sets out to recognise the important contributions the legal business community makes to the development of the Nigerian economy. The Corporate Counsel Awards will honour the contribution of the Corporate Counsel and their in-house legal teams to their organisations as they transact business deals from day-to-day.

“Our focus this year will be to benchmark legal service delivery in Nigeria against international acceptable standards. In spite of the enormous challenges facing the Nigerian economy today, Nigerian lawyers continue to play strategic roles in ensuring the growth and sustainability of the Nigerian state and indeed Nigerian businesses. There is therefore an urgent need to continue to celebrate the noble contributions of Nigerian lawyers towards the advancement of the Nigerian economy”.

“We are happy that Dr Adesegun Akin-Olugbade, Executive Director and Legal Adviser of the Africa Finance Corporation has graciously consented again to chair this panel of highly reputable and independent minded panel of judges comprising both local and international professionals including International Law Firm Partners, Investment Bankers and CFOs of major Banks in Nigeria etc.”

“We look forward to discussing with interested organizations or law firms that may be willing to discuss brand sponsorship or any other sponsorship/support or partnership with us.”

This year’s edition of the Nigerian Legal Awards dinner will hold on 6th October, 2015 in Lagos Nigeria. Nomination for this award will open on 1st March, 2016. and will run till 15h May 2016. Details of the criteria and selection process for the Nigerian Legal Awards can be found on the award website at www.esqnigerianlegalawards.com.





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