Head of Sports, Entertainment & Legal – Olisa Agbakoba Legal

Beverley ​​Agbakoba – Onyejianya

“Beverley Agbakoba-Onyejianya is a very experienced regulatory and compliance professional and a sports lawyer from Nigeria. She has been called to the Nigerian and UK bar. She sits on the panel of neutrals at the Lagos Multi Door Court and the Lagos Court of Arbitration. She also has over twelve years professional experience as a regulatory compliance professional in the banking and capital markets sectors in the United Kingdom and Nigeria.

She is currently Head of the Sports, Entertainment and Tech practice at Olisa Agbakoba Legal. She is a member of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) Sports thematic Industry group and is a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution and Youth Policy Development committees. She is also a board member of the Lagos Divisional Football Association.

As a thought leader, Beverley has contributed on several panels such as the CNN Africa Freedom day panel on sports slavery and trafficking, she has also written a paper titled “”Minors rights in football – Safeguarding their rights and Preventing Exploitation.’
She is a huge advocate of sports law issues and has spoken on many panels including; a panelist on the sports law session for the Benin chapter of the Young Bar Forum and the Stakeholders Roundtable on Sports Business and Dispute Resolution organised by the Lagos Chamber of Commerce International Arbitration Center (LACIAC) which she moderated. She was honoured for her contributions to sports law in Nigeria by the Friends of the Creator NGO in April 2019 as part of the World Intellectual Property Day sports theme celebrations.”