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Anthony Kweneojo Odumah

Partner - Corporate & Transactional Law

Partner – Corporate & Transactional Law

Anthony is a highly motivated professional with a sound understanding of strategic legal management and planning, seeking to use qualifications and experience to influence change in a challenging environment. With about two decades in legal practice, his experience cuts across virtually all aspects of law. As the principal partner of A.K Odumah & Co, he oversees 18 lawyers across various law practice groups.

Work Experience

Jan 1999 to Feb 2018 – A. K. ODUMAH & CO., ABUJA, NIGERIA
P R I N C I P A L P A R T N E R

• Responsible for the entire management of operations in the Firm.

• Responsible for 18 employees and 6 strategic units including: Corporate & Business

law, Family Law, Company Law, Property Law, Legal drafting and Criminal Jurisprudence amongst others
• Developed strategy for the rapid growth of A. K. Odumah & Co from a start-up to a company and recruited, trained and supervised the germination of different units of the company by creating structure, systems and processes for organization.

Jan. 1997 to Dec. 1998 – KONIN SOLICITORS, LAGOS STATE
ASSOCIATE

• Successfully handled commercial/corporate litigations and probate causes.
• Responsible for registration of companies and other CAMA related activities.
• Efficiently organized meetings, coordinated diaries, managed meetings, prepared agendas, distributed meeting notes and drafted contractual and legal agreements.
• Creation and Administration of Trust.
• Displayed presentations amidst other functions as mandated by the head of chambers.
• Ensured the availability of presentation material and other documentation including legal contracts.
• Responsible for scheduling & arranging meetings, maintaining minute of the meetings.
• Effectively assisted with drafting & reviewing of contractual agreements.
• Assisted with general administrative duties, regulating relationships between clients and the Company Management.
• Preparation of Memos, Preparing and updating daily schedules.
• Human Resources/Employment Law Advisory services.
• Keep accurate and up to date records and ensure that all communications, written and oral, are of a professional standard.
• Proffers professional advice and initiate internal and external liaison in order to successfully advocate on behalf of our clients.

Dec. 1996 to Nov. 1997 – FEDERAL MINISTRY OF JUSTICE, ABUJA, FCT SPECIAL PROSECUTOR
• Prosecute for the State
• File court processes
• Conduct Legal Research
• Special Prosecutions; Armed Robbery Tribunal

Key Experience:
Legal, Regulatory Reforms, Legal Due Diligence, PPP project lifecycle management, Project Risk Assessment, PPP Project Structuring, Transaction Negotiation Corporate finance, Securitization, Drafting Contracts & Agreement, Trust Administration, Time Management, Legal Documents, Liaison and Networking, Administration Management, Client Needs Assessment, Meeting & Consulting, Corporate
& Commercial Knowledge, Real Estate Management, Communication Skills.

Core Competencies
• Experience in mailing, or arranging for delivery of legal correspondence to clients, witnesses, and court officials.
• Adept at organizing and maintaining law libraries, documents, and case files.
• Regular in attending legal meetings, such as client interviews, hearings, or depositions, and taking notes.
• Deft in reviewing legal publications and performing database searches to identify laws and court decisions relevant to pending cases.
• Administration of Trust.
• Effective in conducting and submitting articles and information from corporate searches for review and approval for use.
• Proficient in alternative dispute resolution and conciliatory techniques.
• Provide useful legal advice to clients on diverse legal matters.
• Effectively assisted with drafting & reviewing of contractual agreements.
• Effectively assisted with drafting & reviewing of JV Agreements.
• Successfully handled client’s briefs while ensuring compliance with rules and regulations.
• Performed general administrative duties, regulating relationships between clients and the principal.
• Proficient in conducting Legal Research, Preparation of Memos, Preparing and updating daily schedules, Estate Agency/Estate Inspection.

Professional Work:
Assisted with the review of various documents collected from a securities firm/issuer of the securities in connection with litigations on failed housing mortgage securitized transactions. Documents reviewed includes marketing materials, master loan purchase agreements, servicing agreements, prospectus, counsel opinions, securities rating reports, auditors’ reports.
Drafted, Reviewed and Negotiated various kinds of International documents/Agreements/Contracts and advising on compliance with relevant laws. Managed teams of junior associates during due diligence investigations. Conducted extensive researches on the areas of the laws relating to the firm’s practice.
Assisted in drafting a legal frame work on multilateral organization promoting international cooperation with objective of maintaining international peace and security, promoting human rights, fostering social and economic development, protecting the environment, and providing humanitarian aid in cases of famine, natural disaster, and armed conflict.
Knowledge Domain
• Keep accurate and up to date records and ensure that all communications, written and oral, are of a professional standard.
• Provide professional advice and initiate internal and external liaison in order to successfully advocate on behalf of those contacting.
• Advise clients concerning business transactions, claim liability, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits, or legal rights and obligations.
• Handle partner and legal assistant orientation including policies and procedures, time keeping, the use of legal assistants and billing specific to level of seniority.
• Analyse and counsel on legal policies, mergers & acquisitions, financial offerings, financial structuring, securities offerings, nondisclosure agreements, outsourcing agreements and business strategic planning.
• Procuring expatriate quota for companies
• Companies promotion and formation

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES HANDLED ACROSS THE CAREER SPAN:
• Bestowed with the responsibility of scheduling & arranging meetings, maintaining minute of the meetings.
• Deftly negotiated clients’ fees, handled incorporation of companies, ensured perfection of title & property documents and effectively assisted in amendment of wills & codicils.
• Prosecution of criminal and civil cases
• Performance evaluation
• Liasing with high level officials within bank
• Liasing with key clients of bank