Abdullateef Abdul​

Managing Counsel, Goldlex Legal

Abdullateef, the Managing Counsel of Goldlex Legal and General Counsel of Bumpa, is a technology and startup lawyer with extensive experience providing legal services to local and foreign clients on various legal matters.

He advises several Africa-focused startups and businesses on business formation, corporate structuring and restructuring (including M&As), financing (pre-seed, seed, and series; debt and equity; traditional and alternative), scaling and expansion, and a wide array of simple and intricate commercial transactions. He has conducted diverse litigation matters before various superior courts of record in Nigeria and has served as an Amicus Curiae to the Nigerian Tax Appeal Tribunal.

He is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London (CIArb), the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), and the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN). He is also a Fellow of the Society for Advanced Legal Studies (SALS), London; the Chair of the Regional Developments Subcommittee of the International Bar Association (IBA); and the IBA National Representative for Nigeria.

An avid writer, he has won various writing contests, locally and internationally. His article was selected for presentation at the 2018 African Bar Association Annual Conference in Nairobi, Kenya. His essay on “Technology’s Impact on Legal Services” earned him the IBA scholarship to attend the 2018 IBA Annual Conference in Rome, Italy.

Described by colleagues as “a deep legal thinker” and “a sound advocate,” Abdullateef was inaugurated into the Future Awards Africa Class of 2020 (dubbed the Nobel Prize for Young Africans by the World Bank). He sits on the advisory board and board of directors of some organizations.

He has been named by premier rating agencies and awarding organizations as one of the most influential young Nigerians, particularly in the legal sector.