Dilibe Chinedu Ifezue attended Lagos State University, Ojo, where he obtained his Bachelor Degree in Law. He has long been called to the Nigerian Bar.
Before founding Sapphire & Breckinridge LP, Chinedu was the Deputy Head of Chambers in Adekunle Ojo & Associates. Chinedu started his legal practice as a Pupil State counsel in the Ministry of Justice Sokoto State. He also had a brief stay in the chambers of M.O. Sofowora & Co., where he exhibited great skills in Corporate Governance, Criminal Law Practice and Intellectual Property Law.
Chinedu has a Masters Degree in Law from University of Lagos. He has written several articles and research works including:
v Providing for the Recognition and Enforcement of Service Marks Under the Nigerian Trade Marks Regime
v African Inventions and the Patentability Question.
v Carriage of Goods Under OHADA
v Women’s Right As Human Right
He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA); Section on Business Law (NBA-SBL), International Bar Association (IBA). He is the founder of the Centre for the Provision of Potable Water (CEPPOWA), an organization that seeks to provide safe drinking water to rural communities in Nigeria. He is an accredited Trademark Attorney and a member of ITMA, associate Member of IPDM, AIPN among others.
He also attended several local and international conferences
Chinedu is the Managing Partner of Sapphire & Breckinridge LP.
Rilwan Adebiyi Elias
Rilwan is an associate and the head of the property Department in the Law firm of Sapphire & Breckinridge LP. He is a graduate of Law from Lagos State University, Ojo. He holds a certificate of Call to Bar from the Council of Legal Education.
He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Associate (NBA), International Bar Association (IBA), and the West Africa Bar Association (WABA).