Sandra Oyewole is a Partner at Olajide Oyewole LLP. She leads the Firm’s Intellectual Property & Technology practice and co-leads the Employment & Global Mobility practice.
Sandra advises on intellectual property rights including protection & enforcement and the strategic management, valuation & monetization of intellectual property and brands. She also advises on employment and global mobility laws, employment contracts and disputes. In her nearly 3 decades in practice, Sandra has extensive experience in advising clients on sponsorship & financing of intellectual property, commercial contracts and media rights; strategic transactions for clients in the media, sports and entertainment industries; and regulatory & compliance matters in fintech & data protection.
Sandra represents, the talent, content aggregators & distributors, concert & festival promoters & organisers, sponsors, financiers & investors, independent production & distributions companies, film makers, media companies, record labels, music publishers, traditional and emerging tech companies/platforms and related ministries, departments & agencies.
Sandra started her career in the Chambers of the Late Chief Rotimi Williams SAN where she spent almost a decade honing her dispute resolution skills. Sandra is listed as one of fifty women in Techcabal’s first Tech Women Lagos series. She is one of the IPT Champions for DLA Piper Africa. She also sits on the board of trustees of educational and tech organisations in Lagos.
With her in depth knowledge of Nigeria’s creative and tech sectors Sandra is often invited to speak at seminars, conferences, masterclasses and workshops in and outside Nigeria. She has written a number of articles and papers on IPT and coordinated the publication of the book Through the Fire, a legal, financial and emotional guide for dealing with bereavement. Sandra is committed to the creation of structure within the creative and innovative industries and this includes the strengthening of Nigeria’s anti-piracy and intellectual property laws and policies.
Sandra is married with children. She loves reading, listening to music, swimming, walking, hanging with family and friends and enjoying life.