Ifeoma Ben is an accomplished Law Professional with experience in presenting and delivering solutions and services in the legal field, a results-driven professional who has worked well in breaking down the barriers between the functions and the business and delivering momentum with greater efficiency and effectiveness. Her core areas include Corporate Commercial Law, Blockchain, FinTech, Real Estate, Intellectual Property, Arbitration. Based on her experience, Ifeoma has rendered legal advisory services to high-net-worth individuals and companies, both locally and internationally. She holds a Master’s Degree in Law from the University of Lagos, Akoka. She is also a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, United Kingdom.
As a very active member of the Nigerian Bar Association, Ifeoma has contributed and still contributes to the growth of the Association in diverse ways: Assistant Secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association, Lagos Branch (2019-2021); Assistant Secretary of the Human Rights Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association, Lagos Branch (2017-2019) and worked assiduously in achieving the objectives of the Committee in decongesting the Prisons. Her passion for humanitarian services moved her to establish a Not-for-profit Organisation – Justice Vault Foundation, which aims at offering free legal services to victims of domestic violence, inmates of correctional facilities, and less privileged members of society. She has served in different capacities in the Nigerian Bar Association including coordinating sessions at the Annual General Conference of the Association.
Ifeoma has advised a number of Blockchain and Fintech Companies on legal compliance and corporate governance and sits on the Board of some Blockchain technology companies. As the Company Secretary of ABiT Mobile Application Ltd, she was instrumental in the listing of the company’s Token in a number of Blockchain Exchanges. She speaks at Conferences as a Panelist and also moderates Panel Sessions. As a member of the Policy and Regulation Committee of the Stakeholders in Blockchain Association of Nigeria, she has anchored a number of events on Blockchain and Digital Assets Regulation. She also advises companies in the Entertainment Industry and works with Record Labels in protecting and monetizing their intellectual property rights and negotiating entertainment deals. Ifeoma has advised clients on high-profile real estate transactions and worked on real estate projects worth millions of Dollars.
Ifeoma is the Founder of Legal Business Network, a platform through which she organizes Conferences both for Entrepreneurs and Lawyers. She advises a number of Startups and Entrepreneurs in business development, startup funding, and legal compliance. She has been recognized by International Organisations and received Awards for the impact she makes in the business world. She was on Spotlight on the Guardian Newspaper as the Guardian Woman of the Week on August 29, 2020, in recognition of the great work she does for Startups and Entrepreneurs.
Ifeoma has three books to her credit – Legal Business Blueprint: How to Build Legally Protected Businesses; Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Must Avoid; and Startup Toolkit. She is a Writer, Public Speaker, among other talents. She features in Television Programmes where she discusses Law and Business.
She loves singing and organizing events.
- Master of Laws (LL.M) University of Lagos (2015)
- Barrister at Law (BL) Nigerian Law School, Lagos Campus (2012)
- Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) Imo State University, Owerri (2011)
- Bachelor of Arts (B.A) University of Calabar (2005)
- Member, Nigerian Bar Association
- International Bar Association
- Member, International Federation of Women Lawyers
- Member, African Bar Association
- Member, African Women Lawyers Association
- Member, Nigerian Bar Association Section on Business Law
- Member, Nigerian Bar Association Women Forum
- Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, United Kingdom
- Member, Stakeholders in Blockchain Association of Nigeria