Our Partner

Fernandez M. Obiene

Partner
fernandez.obiene@threshold-attorneys.com

PROFILE

Fernandez is a Partner in the firm and Heads the Labour and Immigration, and Tax practice groups. He is a key member of the firm’s Telecommunications, Media and Technology, Intellectual Property, Litigation, and Dispute Resolution practice groups.

He has a cognate experience in information technology law practice, data protection and privacy, AI for law and law for AI, gamification of law, intellectual property, robotic governance, web 3.0, and the metaverse. He is a co-founder of a LegalTech startup (wekrea8.com), a principal member of the Lawyers in Technology Initiative, and a team leader at Innovation Law Club Africa.

Fernandez is skilled in dispute resolution, particularly litigation. He has a robust experience in criminal, general civil, and commercial litigation. He represents clients in several courts in Nigeria including the High Court, Federal High Court, Court of Appeal, and Supreme Court.

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Telecommunications, Media & Technology
  • Tax
  • Labour and Immigration
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Intellectual Property
  • Aviation

EDUCATION

  • Mykola Romeris University, Lithuania (LL.M)
  • Nigerian Law School (BL)
  • Niger Delta University (LL.B)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Bayo Ojo, SAN & Co 
  • Smithworth Partners
  • Tsedaqah Attorneys
  • Threshold Attorneys & Solicitors

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Nigerian Bar Association
  • African Bar Association
  • Lagos State Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Lawyers in Energy Network
  • Innovation Law Club Africa
  • Lawyers in Technology Initiative 
  • Capital Markets Solicitors Association
  • Negotiation and Conflict Management Group
  • Nigerian Bar Association – Section on Business Law