Legal Practitioner, Aluko & Oyebode, Lagos
Adenike Afun is currently an Associate in the Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Team of the law firm of Aluko & Oyebode, in Lagos, Nigeria, one of the largest integrated law firms in Nigeria.
Adenike credits her strong zeal, passion and experience in commercial and maritime Practice to her days in Swansea University where she was afforded a wealth of professional opportunities under the careful mentorship of her highly professional tutors. She is currently working as a commercial and maritime lawyer, under the tutelage of Mr. Adeniyi Adegbonmire, SAN (equivalent of Queens Counsel in Nigeria), one of the foremost and distinguished legal practitioners in Nigeria.
Legal Manager, Zams Integrated Services Limited, Abuja
Zainab was employed as In-House Counsel by the Nigerian Export Import Bank – NEXIM, having previously worked for ETK Consulting as Head of Legal Administration and as Research Officer for the Royal Bank of Scotland. In this role, she worked with a team of experts responsible for rendering legal advice, drafting and vetting legal documentations on behalf of the bank.
Zainab was also responsible for projects relating to the Collaterisation of Intellectual Asset Management and Transactions and made good use of the knowledge she acquired while studying the Law of Intellectual Assets Management & Transactions module at Swansea. Zainab is now employed as Legal Manager at Zams. In her words, “Swansea offers you a very practical LLM degree and the links of the Institution opens doors for you.”
Partner and Head of Maritime and Multimodal Transport, Creed & Brooks, Lagos
Callistus was offered work experience with Holman Fenwick Willan“HFW” (London) a leading and reputable Law Firm founded in 1883 with headquarters in London and offices all over the world. The firm specializes in international commerce acting for shipping organisations, insurance companies, commodity and energy companies, airlines, investment banks amongst others.
While at HFW, Callistus was with the Shipping Department and had the opportunity to assist some of the partners with legal opinions on various topical issues such as: the state of English Law in the event of substantial damage occasioned independently by a vessel to a loading arm at an off-shore terminal considered to have depreciated over the years to a zero value; the modalities of a deliberate disposal at sea of a vessel (considered to be a total wreck) pursuant to the London Convention of 1972 amongst others. The work experience afforded him the opportunity to apply English law to real life situations and also to establish invaluable personal and professional contacts. Callistus is now partner and head of maritime and multimodal transport at Creed & Brooks.