Ayoade (A.Y.) Adewopo holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Indiana University, Indiana and a Post Graduate Diploma in International Tax Law from Robert Kennedy College, Zurich- Switzerland. He is licensed to practice law in Indiana, as a Solicitor in England and Wales and with a right to practice in the European Union nations and several other nations where English Solicitors have a right to practice.
Previously, Ayoade worked with The Hong Kong Equal Opportunities Commission, as an Associate with the law firm of Ice Miller LLP, as the Senior Global Operations Counsel for The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG) and as the Assistant General Counsel, Americas for Ingersoll Rand (NYSE: IR). Between the years 2004 to 2006, Ayoade served as Secretary, Vice President and President of the Marion County Bar Association (Indianapolis, Indiana). During the same period, he was also appointed as a Member of the Marion County Public Defender Board of Directors. Ayoade is a frequent speaker on Immigration law, Global Sourcing, International Trade and Global Investments based on his experience as a skilled corporate executive and attorney for foreign governments, multinationals and fortune 500 companies.
As a Global Trade counsel, Ayoade has served as special advisor and counsel to foreign government entities and several multi-national corporations. Ayoade advises several corporations and government agencies on diverse transactions, including commodity hedging, mergers, acquisitions, global or cross-border joint ventures, supply, purchasing, outsourcing, immigration, bankruptcy, Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPOs), transportation transactions, US customs law, US export control regimes, global security issues, global trade ethics and compliance policies. Ayoade has had the privilege to live and study in four different continents (Africa, Asia, Europe and North America) and he brings these experiences to the table while advising his clients.
Supply Chain Mangement, Supply Agreements, Strategic Sourcing, Contractor and Subcontractor Agreements, Minority/Women Business Enterprise Certification, Integration and Construction Business, New Product Development, Global Expansion, Mergers and Acquisitions,
Commercial Transactions, Immigration, Business Counseling,
Regulation of Insurance, Commercial Litigation, Litigation Management, Dispute Resolution.