Simeon O. Okoduwa

Alliance Law Firm Partners

PROFILE

Simeon is a Partner whose areas of expertise span Corporate & Commercial law practice, Dispute Resolution, Corporate Governance, Company Secretarial & Doing Business Advisory.

He started his professional career by undertaking active private legal practice, appearing before every hierarchy of the Nigerian Judiciary between 1993 and 2004 during which period he also developed a strong grounding in transactional legal practice. Thereafter, he forayed into banking where, by dint of hard work and professional competency, he secured several milestone achievements. Over the course of his banking journey, which spanned stints in UBA Plc, Citibank Nigeria Limited and Keystone Bank Limited, he rose through the ranks to assume several senior management positions/roles while providing strategic direction, leadership and uncommon value to all relevant stakeholders.

Specifically, he acted variously as Head – Legal Support & Advisory Unit in the Legal Services Division (UBA Plc); Manager – heading the Litigation Unit in the Legal & Company Secretariat Division (Citibank Nigeria Limited); Chief Legal and Compliance Officer – Investment Banking and Subsidiaries Group, Company Secretary – KBL Healthcare Limited, Deputy Head – Legal and Company Secretariat Division and Group Head – Asset Remedial Management in the Risk Management Directorate (All at Keystone Bank Limited).

Over the years, he had garnered wide-ranging expertise and experience in Corporate and Commercial Law Practice, Banking Law, Insolvency Practice, Real Estate Finance, Risk Management, Corporate Governance, Arbitration, Company Secretarial Practice and Litigation.

He rose to the level of Assistant General Manager heading the Asset Remedial Management Division of Keystone Bank Limited before joining the Firm as Partner. Mr. Okoduwa is an avid reader and has a passion for charitable and developmental causes.

EDUCATION

University of Ife, Ile-Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) – LLB-1991;
Nigeria Law School, Victoria Island, Lagos – BL – 1992
University of Lagos, Lagos – LLM – 2012

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Nigeria Bar Association
Nigerian Institute of Chartered Arbitrators
Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators
Society for Corporate Governance Nigeria

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Corporate & Commercial Legal Advisory
  • Dispute Resolution and ADR
  • Corporate Governance Audit and Remediation
  • Doing Business Advisory

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