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Michael Okowondo
208J King Street
Aberdeen
AB24 1HL
Phone: 07719235222
Email: m.okowon[email protected]
EDUCATION
Sept 2016 July 2017 LLM (Oil and Gas) University of Aberdeen
Courses include: Oil and Gas Law: State Control, Oil and Gas Law: Contracting, Oil and Gas Law:
Regulation, Principles of Environmental Regulation.
Dissertation: “The impact of current UK environmental legislation on the long term viability of energy
production in diminishing fields with regard to licence renegotiation”
Sept 2009 July 2013 LLB University of Lagos, Nigeria
Courses included: Introduction to jurisprudence, private and property law, public law. Specialised in
Commercial and Industrial law
Aug 2003 July 2009 WASC Merit Kings College, Lagos
Maths, Physics, Chemistry, English, Biology, Economics
SKILLS
Communication: Developed extensively while working for Femi Sunmonu and Associates in Lagos
Nigeria representing corporate clients in legal disputes and extended negotiations over contracts and
trade agreements. Presentation of information using powerpoint has been a regular feature of both my
undergraduate and postgraduate studies where I have presented on a number of legal issues related to
the oil and gas sector
Business awareness: Providing legal advice to major oil producers gave me a great insight to the
essentials of effective business such as the importance of good management, branding, marketing,
product development and building and maintaining a customer base with a view to overall profitability.
Team work and Individual contribution: Essential while on secondment to the Cisco Oil Corporation
in Nigeria where I worked as part of a six person team to research, investigate and report on corporate
liabilities.
Problem solving and Analysis: Developed through work experience with a major oil company as well
as for a firm of solicitors in Lagos where clients presented with highly complex legal difficulties which had
to be analysed, assessed and legal precedent sourced and explained. Attention to detail and the
comprehension of possible negative outcomes underpinned all of the legal advice I provided.
Time management: Throughout my Masters in Law, I have undertaken voluntary work with the
International Association in Aberdeen while working in a major national retailer and conducting my
studies with considerable success.
I.T. competent using Word, Excel, Access, and the internet for communication and research as well as
and legal research packages such as Westlaw
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