Bankole Sodipo, Barrister and a Solicitor and the Senior Partner with the Law firm of G.O. Sodipo & Co. Lagos. He was a member of the 1998 Copyright Drafting Law Committee that prepared the Nigerian Copyright Act 1998. He has contributed to teaching the Masters programme at Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London and is a visiting guest lecturer at the Nigeria Law School.

He is a regular contributor to leading international journals.His major publications include a book on Nigeria’s Foreign Investment Law and Intellectual Property Rights and a book on Piracy and Counterfeiting: GATT-TRIPS and Developing Countries. He has also worked with leading 9rm of solicitors and at Barristers’ chambers in London. He organizes and speaks at conferences in Nigeria and internationally; these include the Frankfurt Book Fair, the Copyright Society of America; the American Intellectual Property Law Association and the University of Maastrict. He is a visiting guest lecturer at the University College, London; an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Intellectual Property Institute, Queen Mary & West9eld College and a Consultant to the World Intellectual Property Organization. He handles contentious and non-- contentious matters. He is the President of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Nigeria which is the local organization that liases between the government and the private sector in lobbying for reforms in the administration, adjudication and enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights. He was a member of the committee that drafted Nigeria’s Intellectual Property Policy. He is currently a Professor of Law and Corporate law Lecturer at Babcock University, Nigeria