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Adeola Agunbiade-Adeyemi

Adeola Agunbiade-Adeyemi

Adeola is a Senior Associate in the Litigation and ADR Practice group of Banwo & Ighodalo. She has over the years been regularly engaged as a dispute resolution practitioner in resolution of complex domestic and cross-border disputes covering different industry sectors such as energy and natural resources, infrastructure projects, telecommunications, fast moving consumer goods, internet commerce etc. and diverse subject matters including shareholders’ disputes and shareholders’ minority protection actions, contractual breaches, regulatory infractions, employment disputes etc.

Adeola has advised sophisticated commercial clients through the entire dispute resolution cycle i.e. from commencement of proceedings to judgments/awards and enforcements. She successfully acted for a notable indigenous oil exploration and production company in respect of a dispute (giving rise to several arbitration and litigation matters) pertaining to the funding and operation of a marginal field. She also recently represented the Zambian affiliate of one of Africa’s most diversified business conglomerates in arbitration proceedings conducted in Nigeria under the Nigerian Arbitration and Conciliation Act with respect to a combined claim and counter-claim of approximately USD6,500,000.

In 2013, she undertook a commercial litigation secondment in a leading commercial law firm in London under the International Lawyers for Africa scheme. Recently, she was awarded a scholarship for the 2020 Africa Arbitration Academy and is a director of the Africa Construction Law initiative. She is passionate about writing on a wide range of legal issues and published in several Law reviews and journals.


Obafemi Awolowo University (LL.B)
Nigeria Law School (BL)
University of Toronto (LLM)

Practice Areas

Corporate and Commercial Law
Litigation, Arbitration & ADR

Membership of Professional Societies

Nigerian Bar Association
Lagos Court of Arbitration