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Adeolu Idowu

Adeolu Idowu is the partner who heads the Governance, Risk and Compliance Practice (“GRC”) at Aluko & Oyebode.

Adeolu and her team at Aluko & Oyebode provide services in often niche and emerging areas in the practice of law including Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG’) Advisory, AML/CFT Compliance, Compliance Programmes and Frameworks, Business Ethics Codes & Policies, Business Assurance Reviews, Policy Violations and Business Crimes Investigations and other GRC services to domestic and multinational clients.

She is a seasoned expert with outstanding experience leading legal and compliance teams in domestic and multinational companies. She has experience across several sectors including Oil & Gas and Telecommunications. At different times, she was the Company Secretary at MTN Nigeria and Director of Legal Services at Etisalat Nigeria, as well as Senior Counsel for Compliance covering Europe, Africa and the Caspian for Schlumberger’s Regional Headquarters. In these roles, Adeolu managed and coordinated the mapping of legal and operational risks affecting the businesses of these large corporates and helped them achieve significant corporate governance improvements and compliance.

Her experiences as In-house Counsel for many years and now Partner heading the GRC Practice, back at Aluko and Oyebode where she started her career many years ago, give her a first-hand understanding of evolving areas of law, trends, innovations and standards in the Nigerian and global business environment.

She obtained her LL. B from the University of Ibadan and LL. M from the London School of Economics.



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