Afam Nwokedi
Stillwaters Law Firm
Full Service
Principal Partner & Group Head
2nd Floor, 11 Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria
Main Practice Area

Full Service


Mr. Afam Francis Nwokedi has over 29years of practice experience especially in the areas of intellectual property law. He is the Principal  Counsel and Group Head of Stillwaters Law Firm.

He has been involved in several intellectual property (IP) law initiatives, building processes and case law development in Nigeria. He was a member of the Federal Government Committee for the establishment of Intelectual Property Commission in Nigeria, a member of the Nigerian delegation to OHADA (African Association for the Harmonisation and Development of Commercial Law) with particular representation on IP issues, he has worked closely with the Commercial Law Development Programme (CLDP) of the United States Department of Commerce towards the harmonisation and setting up of an IP Commission in Nigeria and currently chairs many IP related initiatives. Mr. Nwokedi is the current Chairman of the IP Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association-Section on Business Law.

Mr. Nwokedi advocates before the trial and appeal courts in Nigeria and has authored and presented several papers on intellectual property law in Nigeria. He is the editor-in-chief of the Nigeria Industrial Property Opposition Reports. He is also a certified Management Consultant and a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants and a member several local and international associations including: Association of European Lawyers (AEA), MARQUES, PTMG, INTA, AIPPI, BMM, IBA, IPLAN, APAA and many others.


STILLWATERS LAW FIRM is an award winning leading law firm operating from the cities of Lagos and Abuja in Nigeria. The firm   specializes in corporate commercial; intellectual property; media, entertainment, technology and sports laws; taxation and litigation. Our has been ranked by IFLR 500 and Chambers.

It has an enviable reputation for rendering an efficient, time conscious and high quality services across it practice range. Practice representative clients include over 600 foreign and local multinationals, private entities, public quoted companies, financial institutions, industries, small and medium size businesses and individual entrepreneurs. 

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