Dr. Chijioke Okorie
Dr. Okorie has over 11 years post-call experience. Dr. Okorie commenced her career as a commercial lawyer in one of Nigeria’s leading commercial firms where she provided transactional and dispute resolution representation to clients in the technology, oil and gas, hospitality, construction, food and drugs, banking, media and entertainment sectors. One of the few experts in internet law in Nigeria, Dr. Okorie has extensive knowledge of Nigeria’s copyright laws, internet law and internet policy. As “the Penguide”, Dr. Okorie advises key players in the Internet law and policy sector regarding policy, strategy, business and contracts. Clients’ issues range from international copyright and related rights; eCommerce, Internet privacy and publicity rights; and Internet governance. Dr. Okorie’s work also includes handling the Business Affairs of a number of Nigeria’s leading and best-known arts and entertainment industry artists, writers, labels, talent, publishers and brands. Her capacity building work includes training for lawyers, tech and creative entrepreneurs. She holds a doctorate degree in commercial law from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. She has a Masters degree in Internet law and policy from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. Dr. Okorie also contributes to leading African IP blog; Afro-IP as AfroLeopa.
Edith has expertise in several areas of commercial law and practice. She works primarily in the intellectual property law, corporate law and alternative dispute resolution practice areas. She has practised law for over a decade, with expertise in legal writing and legal research. Edith has presented various commercial law topics within Nigeria and was one of the advocates for disability rights at a roundtable organised by Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS). She holds a Masters degree in International Commercial Law from the University of Brunel, and a first degree in law from the University of Ibadan.
Francis has expertise in computer science and information technology, with over ten years as a software developer and computer engineer. He works primarily in the firm’s regulatory compliance practice. He advises diverse technology and digital copyright clients on regulatory compliance and product design. Francis is also active in the areas of capacity building and research. Francis holds a first degree in computer science from Lagos State University.