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Ayooluwa Tolu Oderinde

Senior Associate


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About Ayooluwa

Ayooluwa obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree from University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom. Since his return to Nigeria, Ayooluwa has championed the adoption of automation technology and Artificial Intelligence by law firms in Nigeria. He was the Head of the Technology and Innovation Practice Group of Aina Blankson LP, a leading global law firm, where he conceptualized and led the development of a cloud-based law repository which harmonized clients’ data in a user-friendly format ensuring complete compliance with the Nigeria Data Protection Rules (NDPR), 2019 and GDPR. Ayooluwa provided seasoned legal advice to an array of clients on the legal and regulatory compliance regime for the deployment of technology in service delivery in Nigeria. He submitted insightful contributions to the Data Protection Bill, 2020 and was in the forefront in the agitation for the adoption of a virtual court system in Nigeria in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Ayooluwa has in-depth experience in intellectual property law and has handled IP portfolios of notable artistes in Nigeria. He has structured intellectual property deals and drafted copyright licensing agreements for notable figures in the entertainment industry.

Ayooluwa has advised on project finance, market recapitalization, technology adoption, African derivative markets, entertainment law, corporate restructuring, data protection and compliance, and property law among others. He has been instrumental to the development of many technology companies in Nigeria, such as The Workplug Ltd, Datex Consulting Ltd, Booblegom Ltd and Quales Tech.

Prior to joining Aina Blankson LP, Ayooluwa had worked as an Associate at the prestigious law firm of Afe Babalola SAN & Co., where he cut his teeth in intellectual property and dispute resolution. He represented agencies of the Federal Government of Nigeria in matters of national importance and notable multinational corporations in high-value trademark disputes. As a Legal Manager at Quales Tech, a company focused on creating holistic technology mavericks to fit into the growing and evolving global technology community, Ayooluwa overseas legal and compliance needs of the company as well as provide risk management advice to the company

Ayooluwa is a volunteer judge for Jack Ma’s Africa’s Business Heroes, a member of Sickle Cell Aid Foundation, and a founding member of Garnet Centre for People with Special Needs.