Oyinkan Alakija is a seasoned legal practitioner who has been practicing law in Nigeria for close to 20 years.
Mrs. Alakija was trained in the UK for most of her formative years and went on to study Law at the University of Kent at Canterbury. She started off her legal practice in the law firm of Babalakin & Co. where she worked for a couple of years and has also worked at other notable law firms such as Afebabalola & Co. and Ejide Sodipo & Co. When she decided to bridge what she saw as a lacuna in the provision of legal services in the country and create a firm with strengths both in prevention as well as the reaction she set up the law firm Gresyndale Legal, a law firm with over 50 years of cumulative experience. To take steps to further enhance her understanding of the business environment and better meet the needs of her clients, she embarked on an MBA at Tanaka Business School Imperial College. She is happily married to Adeyemo Alakija and is a committed mother of 3 children.
She is a Company Secretary and Legal Adviser to a wide range of Corporate Clients. She has successfully assisted her individual clients to resolve legal issues whilst excellently navigating her Corporate Clients through the dynamic waters of the Nigerian business environment. She is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association and the International Bar Association and sits on various committees.
Her personal outlook to the practice of law is to be a solution provider and a trusted adviser who is committed to the success of her clients. She builds her relationship with her clients as a partnership and not a job and ensures she uses her experience, network and creativity to provide legal remedies to both her individual Clients and Corporate Clients.
Oyinkan Alakija is a writer and has written several published books with a new book in sight titled ‘Demystifying Misconceptions: A Road Map for foreign Entrepreneurs in the Nigerian Market’ aimed at further easing the entry of foreign investors into the Nigerian market. Her passion for filling the lacuna in the provision of legal services has taken steps to set up a Non-Government Association and create an application that will make justice easily accessible to the ‘common man’.
Oyinkan Alakija is dogged and resilient and provides informed legal solutions to problems. She leads a devoted team of diligent and devoted lawyers who strive for excellence and pride themselves in giving quality and unrivalled service. She is an excellent manager and this shows in her ability to manage a team of over 12 lawyers in 3 states within the country with a presence in the other states within the country.
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