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Olayanju Phillips Associate

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Olayanju Phillips is a member of the Corporate Finance Team at SPA Ajibade & Co., with a focus on business advisory, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and FinTech.

He advises a wide range of clientele ranging from Corporations to Financial Technology companies and international money transfer operators on licensing requirements and company securities, and interfaces with regulatory bodies in Nigeria.

Olayanju joined the Firm as an NYSC intern in 2018. He has been invited to speak at an international conference on the regulation of FinTech and Remittances in Africa, and as a Delegate at the 2nd South African Impact Investment Forum held in partnership with the South African President’s Investment Conference.

Olayanju explores the intersection of law, business and technology, with an interest in the interplay of innovation and regulation in the technology sector.

  • Nigerian Law School – Barrister at Law (BL) - 2018
  • Osun State University – Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) Second class Honours (Upper division) 2017
  • Nigerian Bar Association (NBA)
  • “The Legality of USSD Charges on Access to Financial Services: MTN as a Case-Study”, accessible here: http://bit.ly/37ZgBwe
  • “The LeapFrog Model: Venture Capital as a Cure to Africa’s Funding Paralysis” (March 2019), accessible here: http://bit.ly/2CeORF5
  • “An Overview of the Regulatory Framework for FinTech in Nigeria” (June 2019), accessible here: http://bit.ly/2rep2Tj
  • “What will the Practice of Law Look Like in the ‘Gig’ Economy of the Future and How will that Impact Legal Business Structures and Ethical Considerations?” (August 2019), accessible here: http://bit.ly/2NkHLFq
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