Tiwalola Osazuwa

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Lagos, Nigeria
    Local Time: Friday 16:01

Practice Expertise

  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Intellectual Property

Areas of Practice

  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Intellectual Property

WSG Practice Industries

WSG Leadership

  • Mergers & Acquisitions Group - Group Leader
  • Antitrust Group - Member
  • Private Equity Group - Member
  • Women's Professional Forum Group - Member


Tiwalola is a Senior Associate of the Corporate & Commercial, Intellectual Property and Mergers & Acquisitions practice groups at ÆLEX. She is one of only two recipients of the IFLR Rising Star of Africa award 2021. Also ranked by the IFLR as a Rising Star for Mergers & Acquisitions in 2021.

In her years of practice, she has handled matters (both of a contentious and non-contentious nature) relating to intellectual property rights, franchising, licensing, technology transfer and product regulation. She has advised several foreign franchises in Nigeria including Cold Stone Creamery, Johnny Rockets, Hard Rock Café and Tutor Doctor.

Tiwalola has also advised local and multinational companies on corporate structure, regulatory compliance and acquisitions. She was part of the team which advised The Coca Cola Company on its acquisition of an initial 40% stake and subsequent 60% stake in C.H.I. Limited, Nigeria’s leading still beverages producer. She recently closed a transaction for the acquisition of a lubricant blending plant in the downstream sector of the oil and gas industry.

She is a member of the Executive Committee of IPLAN and a member of the Non-Traditional Marks Committee of the International Trademark Association, Corporate and M&A Law Committee of the International Bar Association (“IBA”), Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Committee of the IBA, International Franchising Committee of the IBA, Intellectual Property Law Group of the American Bar Association (“ABA”), ABA Forum on Franchising and Business Law Group of the ABA.

Bar Admissions
Barrister and Solicitor, Nigeria 2010

LL.B Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife 2009

Areas of Practice

  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Intellectual Property

Professional Career

Professional Associations
  • American Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • International Trademark Association

Member, Nigerian Bar Association

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