Creating a culture that attracts and retains outstanding people is important to us. Consequently we invest in attracting, training and retaining high quality counsel and consultants. The cornerstone of our growth has been our emphasis on continued professional development, ensuring our people remain on the cutting edge of the legal and business world.
Senior Partner/Chief Executive
Chimezie is the founding Chief Executive of the Firm. He also serves as Chairman of Milton & Cross Professional Services Group
An experienced financial markets operator, Chimezie has worked with a wide range of business and has served in a variety of leadership positions within and outside Nigeria, including a Two-year stint as Company Secretary to Riggs Ventures West Africa Plc where he advised the company preparatory and during its conversion to a Publicly held Company. He also advised the company on its listing on the Nigerian Stock Exchange.
Chimezie has also served as the Legal Adviser to several associations, including the Nigerian Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association.
Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive, he served as Deputy Managing Director of Integrated Petroleum Services Ltd, an indigenous Oil and Gas trading and services company. He has worked as a Community Mediator with Common Ground London, becoming one of very few Nigerian practitioners trained in Narrative Mediation.
Chimezie had the benefit of learning at the feet of several prominent legal practitioners whilst working at the law offices of Akinwunmi and Busari, Chief G.O Sodipo and Co, Jade and Stone Solicitors.
In addition to his legal qualifications, Chimezie is also a trained Financial Analyst, certified in Sell side and Buy-side investment analysis and Financial trading. He has developed expertise in valuation of complex financial assets, financial modelling, Strategic Management evaluation, risk management, transaction structuring for tax optimisation; regulatory compliance, exotic asset management and legal strategy development for financial markets.
Chimezie holds an LL.B from University of Lagos , a BL from the Nigerian Law School, and a M.Sc in Law and Finance from Queen Mary, University of London. He also holds a Diploma in Social Media Marketing, a Diploma in Project Management and a variety of certifications in numerous areas, including Six Sigma operations management.
He is a member of the Society of Technical Analysts UK, Nigerian Institute of Management, Institute of Strategic Management Nigeria, Association of Professional Negotiators and Mediators, Intellectual Property law Association of Nigeria, Chartered Institute of Public Management and Negotiation and Conflict Management group.
‘Tola is a partner with the firm and team lead of Milton & Cross Realty & Homes.
Tola has more than 12 years of experience in real estate practice as well as experience within multiple areas of commercial real estate law, including reviewing, drafting and negotiating complex agreements related to development, leasing, acquisitions and dispositions of real estate.
She is also skilled in assisting clientele with sophisticated estate planning, business succession planning, wealth transfer planning, charitable planning, estate and trust administration, tax planning, liquidity planning, and asset protection planning.
Tola holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Ado Ekiti and a BL from the Nigerian Law School. She has attended several courses within and outside Nigeria.
OREKA TITI AKEREJOLA
Oreka is a partner in the firm and she leads our Company Secretarial and Regulatory Compliance Practice. This role provides strategic oversight and leadership to the risk control environment of our Clientele, with focus on legal and compliance infrastructure, workflows, planning and execution.
Oreka partners with the executive teams of our clientele to guide key business decisions from the legal and compliance point of view , thus ensuring risk mitigation while maximizing their business opportunities.
Oreka is an Experienced Attorney and Legal Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the oil & energy industry. Skilled in Joint Ventures, Legal Advice, Intellectual Property, Human Rights and Institutional Reforms Advocacy, Mediation, Arbitration, Corporate Governance, and Contract Negotiation.
Oreka holds an LL.B and a BL from the Nigerian Law School, Lagos and holds several certifications in Leadership and Strategy.
Adeola is a Senior Associate with the Commercial Law department of the firm. In this role he supports our clientele by analyzing risks and creating innovative solutions to the wide-range of challenges our clientele face as they start, expand and scale.
Adeola is a highly qualified, team-oriented transactional attorney with substantial technology experience. He provides clients with contracts drafting, negotiation, and management services.
He also provides general commercial advice and regulatory compliance support, particularly with regards to customer and vendor relationships.
Adeola holds a Bachelors of Law degree and a BL from the Nigerian Law School.
Barella manages firm operations and administrative services for the Group, organising our people, information and other resources towards achieving maximal productivity.
Barella takes care of the day-to-day non-legal aspects of Group projects. Her responsibilities include co-ordinating teams, workstreams and information flows. In addition she ensures regular communication between the Milton and Cross team, the client and any additional advisors.
She also manages the financial aspects of the various practices including budgeting, monitoring and providing regular fee updates to the client and the firm.