IDOWU OKUNOWO
iokunowo@babalakinandco.com

Education and Qualifications
LL.B, University of Lagos
BL, Nigerian Law School

Practice Areas
Real Estate, Infrastructure and Construction
Corporate Commercial and Compliance

Profile
Idowu is actively involved in the firm’s Corporate, Commercial and Compliance practice as well as the Real Estate, Infrastructure and Construction practice. Idowu provides company secretarial services for several companies.

She is a member of the team representing the largest and most successful private residential/commercial real estate development project in Nigeria. She rendered legal advice and prepared the legal documentation, including the management agreement, construction contracts and finance documentation.

She was part of the team that provided legal advisory services to the concessionaire in respect of the construction of the US$250 million international airport terminal in Lagos under a Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) transaction. She currently prepares lease agreements, Service Level Agreements and other agreements for the client.  She is also familiar with the negotiation skills required to solve disputes.  Idowu routinely renders legal advisory services to leading construction companies in Nigeria including issues related to the interpretation of the Land Use Act and the Urban and Regional Planning and Development law (and the ensuing case law from these laws). She also regularly supervises the perfection of title documents of her team in all the land registries in Nigeria.

As a member of the firm’s company secretarial team, she ensures that the firm’s corporate clients comply with all regulatory laws in respect of their businesses. She advises international clients who are desirous of doing business in Nigeria on the laws governing their businesses. Her job includes attending meetings of the board and members of companies; ensuring companies keep statutory records; filing appropriate documentation and returns at various government agencies; writing and keeping minutes.  Idowu practices from the Lagos office of the firm.

Membership of Professional Bodies

Member, Nigerian Bar Association