Davidson Oturu


Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property | Brand Protection | Franchising
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Foreign Direct Investment and business compliance
  • Dispute Resolution

Email: doturu@aelex.com


LL.B University of Ibadan 2006
LL.M International Business Law, University of Cumbria, 2017

Bar Admissions

Barrister and Solicitor, Nigeria 2007

Professional Associations

Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK)
Member, Chartered Institute of Trademark Attorneys (UK)
Member, International Trademarks Association
Member, International Bar Association
Member, Nigerian Bar Association
Member, Nigerian Institute of Management
Member, Intellectual Property Law Association of Nigeria


Davidson Oturu is a partner in the firm’s Corporate/Commercial and Dispute Resolution Practice Groups. As a key member of the firm’s intellectual property department, Davidson handles numerous trademarks, designs and patent registrations, copyright infringements and opposition proceedings on behalf of Clients. He equally advises on franchise agreements/NOTAP registration, brand protection, anti-counterfeiting and parallel imports issues in Nigeria.

He regularly advises companies on compliance with corporate, statutory and regulatory matters as well as corporate governance issues. He advises on business start-up, labour & employment, corporate due diligence, corporate restructuring and winding up. He advises foreign investors seeking to establish entities in Free Trade Zone and also advises various multinationals on the framework for foreign direct and portfolio investments in Nigeria. As a Lead Adviser to several multinationals, he assists their businesses in procuring business permits, expatriate quotas, temporary work permits and other corporate immigration formalities that are required for doing business in Nigeria.


His regulatory advisory work includes the provision of legal support to technical advisory groups funded by American and British Donor agencies that are aimed at providing high-level support to Federal and State Government agencies on their Public Private Partnership (PPP) programmes. 

Davidson is also an astute advocate and has been regularly involved in arbitrations and mediations both locally and internationally. He advises domestic and international Clients on diverse commercial issues. As a member of the Dispute Resolution team, he appears in courts of superior record in matters involving a broad spectrum of clients.