Beverley Agbakoba-Onyejianya

Partner, Olisa Agbakoba Legal

Beverley is a career mom of three. She is a public speaker, teacher, policy development writer, and a Legal and Compliance professional. 

She heads a team of specialist lawyers who provide legal, compliance, and regulatory advisory services to individuals, startups, organisations, and companies. Beverley is recognised as a thought leader in the area of sports law and is listed with Who’s Who Legal as a sports law expert. She is a member of MIPAD class of 2022 Law and Justice, (Most Influential Person of African Descent). She has written and published numerous articles and materials on sports law, entertainment law, Intellectual property, Corporate Governance including the A to Z of Sports Law in Nigeria, S.E.T. Guide to Entertainment Law, etc. 

She is a seasoned policy and regulations developer and has been part of several committees and working groups tasked to develop various policies from the development of the updated National Sports Policy for Nigeria, National policy for the creative sector in Nigeria and also for the development of the Geographical Indications for Nigeria to name a few. 

Beverley is also an accredited Mediator with the Lagos Multidoor Court and Lagos Court of Arbitration. She was admitted to the FIFA mediation panel and the Sports Resolution International panel in 2022. She assists clients with complex sports petitions and renders her sports dispute resolution expertise. 

Beverley is a member of Women in Sports Law (WISL), Switzerland, a Vice Chairperson of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Section in Business Law (SBL) – Sports, Entertainment and Technology Committee. She is also a member of the NBA Lagos Chapter Sports committee.  Beverley is the founder of Lagos Tigers Football Club – a youth football academy based in Lagos and is passionate about youth sports development. She is regularly invited to speak at international and national conferences on sports governance, intellectual property, regulatory and compliance, and personal development. Beverley speaks English and French.