Lola O. (Agbaje-Williams) Williams-Afolabi

(902) 460-3402(902) 463-7500[email protected]
Assistant
Samantha Rusyn
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About Lola

Lola is an Associate on our Business Law team, practicing primarily Business and Intellectual Property law. She provides exceptional services for clients with creative and effective solutions to address their needs and protect their business interests. Lola advises on business operations, commercial transactions, commercial real estate and development, intellectual property protection and strategy, privacy and other business-related matters.

Lola holds an LL.B. from the University of Lagos, an LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law from the Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and received the 2014 International Bar Association Scholarship in the Intellectual Property, Communication and Technology Section. While practicing as a legal counsel in Nigeria for several years and subsequently working at BOYNECLARKE, Lola gained experience on a variety of Corporate-Commercial, Property and Litigation matters.

Outside the office, Lola enjoys singing, writing and spending time with family. She is passionate about developing others and making impact through advocacy and community work. She actively volunteers in her local church and with several organizations such as the Canadian Bar Association and the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers. She is a founding member and Chair of the firm’s Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Reconciliation Committee and has been a Judge with the Price Media Law Moot Court Competition at the University of Oxford since 2015.

Areas of Practice

Lola's Background

Education
  • 2021: Certificate of Qualification, National Committee on Accreditation - Federation of Law Societies of Canada
  • 2014: LL.M. (Intellectual Property Law), Queen Mary University of London
  • 2010: B.L., Nigerian Law School
  • 2009: LL.B., University of Lagos
Employment
  • 2022- Present: Associate, BOYNECLARKE LLP
  • 2022: Legal Analyst, BOYNECLARKE LLP
  • 2021-2022: Corporate Paralegal, BOYNECLARKE LLP
Professional Memberships
  • Member - Nova Scotia Barristers' Society
  • Member - Canadian Bar Association
  • Member - Nigerian Bar Association
  • Member - Canadian Association of Black Lawyers
Community Activities
  • Chair, IP Section, Canadian Bar Association, Nova Scotia
  • Community Liaison, Canadian Association of Black Lawyers, Nova Scotia chapter
  • Judge, Price Media Law Moot Court Competition, University of Oxford
  • Director, Global Lawyers of Canada, Atlantic Chapter
  • Vice-President, Association of Nigerians in Nova Scotia
  • Professional in Residence, RBC Talent Hub, Saint Mary's University Entrepreneurship Centre
  • Contributor, Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia
  • Mentor, ISANS Professional Practice Mentorship Program
  • Member, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • Member, Licensing Executives Committee
  • Member, CBA Equality Liaison Group
  • Member, African Diaspora Association of the Maritimes
  • Former NCA Representative and Executive Member, Law Student Section, Canadian Bar Association
  • Former Vice Chair (NCA liaison), Law Student Section, Canadian Bar Association, Nova Scotia
  • Former Member, By-Law Review Committee, Association of Nigerians in Nova Scotia
Awards and Honours
  • Recipient of Intellectual Property, Communications and Technology law Scholarship 2014, International Bar Association
  • CBA-NS, Community Service Award, 2022
Languages
  • English
  • Yoruba
  • Pidgin English
  • French