About Adeleke Alex-Adedipe

Adeleke is the Managing Partner of the Firm. He leads the Banking and Finance and Telecommunications, Media & Technology (TMT), practices at the Firm. He specializes and has depth of experience in Telecommunication, Media and Technology Banking and Finance, Capital Market, Real Estate, Business Advisory and other corporate commercial practice areas.

Adeleke has advised on several landmark and award-winning transactions both locally and internationally in TMT, Banking and Finance and Capital Market transactions.

He is a member of the Nigeria Bar Association and the International Bar Association. In addition, he is an Associate member of the African Philanthropic Forum. He was appointed a member of Lagos State Science Research and Innovation Council and is a member of the NBA Section on Business Law Council.

Adeleke has been a delegate and guest speaker at various seminars, workshops and conferences both at the national and international levels which include the TMT Finance Africa 2017 held in London where he chaired a panel on enterprise cloud services and data centre growth in Africa, a panelist at TMT Finance Indaba 2018 held in Cape Town, South Africa and a panelist at the 2nd and 3rd Annual Africa Tech Summit 2019 and 2020 held in Kigali.

He was recognized with the 40 under 40 award for outstanding achievements in the legal industry at the ESQ Nigerian Legal Awards 2018 and was shortlisted as Partner of the Year by African Legal Awards in 2020 and was recognized by Global Law Expert as a recommended TMT attorney in Nigeria in 2020. 

Relevant Experience
  • Advised Lagos State Government on the N100,000,000,000 syndicated debt financing for the Phase 1 of the Lagos State Redline Rail Project
  • Advised Data Verification Limited in its engagement and appointment by Kwara State Government as the technology partner for the remittance of all salaries and wages payable by the Kwara State Government
  • Advised Piggy Tech Global Limited during its capital raise drive of US$1,100,000.00
  • Advised Arca Payments Company Limited, a financial technology Company in connection with a strategic investment of US$5,000,000.00
  • Adviser to an indigenous financial technology Company in connection with an equity and debt financing of US$1,700,000.00
Education
  • Nigeria Law School (B.L.) - 2008
  • Obafemi Awolowo University (LL.B.) - 2007
Memberships and Professional Associations
  • Chairman, Nigerian Bar Association-Section on Business Law (NBA-SBL) Annual Conference Planning Committee
  • Member, Lagos State Science Research and Innovation Council
  • Member, Nigerian Bar Association (NBA)
  • Member, Nigerian Bar Association-Section on Business Law (NBA-SBL)
Awards and Recognitions
  • Finalist, Partner of the Year Esq Award 2020
  • Partner of the Year, African Legal Awards 2019
  • Team member, Real Estate Team of the Year Esq Award 2017
  • Team member, TMT Team of the Year Esq Award 2017
  • Team member, Corporate Commercial Team of the Year Esq 2018