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  • International Arbitration
  • International Alternative Dispute Resolution
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Individual Member Profession (see note below)
  • Academic
  • Arbitrator
  • Counsel
I have not sat as an arbitrator but hold this relevant qualification (see note below)
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
Number of Cases as Counsel in international arbitration/ADR
Number of Cases as Co-Arbitrator in international arbitration
Areas of Speciality
  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Corporate Law / M&A
  • Finance & Banking
  • International Commercial Disputes
  • Joint Venture
  • Maritime
  • Shipping & Commodities
Degrees/Qualifications, Institutions and Dates Obtained
LLB (HONS) University of Ife 1987, LLM London School of Economics & Political Science 1990, PhD University of Bristol 1995
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Professional Experience (Job Title, Organisation and Dates)
Olawoyin & Olawoyin
(Legal Practitioners & Consultants) 1989 – Date

Managing Partner 2003 – Date

• Profile includes overseeing the day to day activities of the firm in addition to the primary legal functions listed below.

• Marketing of the firm both domestically and internationally.

Partner 1999 – 2003

• Involved in structuring Merger & Acquisition transactions, Take overs, and transactions dealing with securities.
• Preparing advisory legal opinions on various aspects of Nigerian Corporate law and practice, Shipping and Admiralty Law, International commercial transactions, conflict of laws, securities regulation, equipment leasing, Rights issues by publicly floated companies, liasing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
• Giving and assisting in preparing expert witness opinions in respect of Nigerian corporate law in foreign litigation.

Senior Associate 1997 – 1999

• Drafting Joint Venture Agreements.
• Drafting Shareholder Agreements.
• Advising on foreign investment laws and environment in Nigeria.
• Drafting various commercial agreements such as equipment leases, ordinary leases, sale of goods.

Associate 1989 – 1997

• Same as above

University of Lagos
(Faculty of Law)

Associate Professor. 2018 - till date
Senior Lecturer 2003 - 2018

• Teaching the listed core subjects below in addition to Company Law and Law of Partnerships at the Undergraduate level and Comparative Company Law and Maritime Law at the Postgraduate level.

• Supervising candidates for the award of the Ph.D. Degree

Lecturer I 2001 – 2003

• Teaching various core subjects such as
Law of Commercial Transactions (including Agency,
Hire Purchase and Sale of Goods), Shipping and
Admiralty, Law of Banking, Business Law and
Introduction to Nigerian Legal System

Lecturer II 1997 – 2001

• Teaching as above
Legal Background
  • Common Law
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Types of agreements from which disputes in your practice most frequently arise
  • Charter parties
  • Concessions
  • Finance
  • Insurance
  • Partnership
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Sale of Business
  • Sale of Goods
  • Share Purchase/Joint Venture
  • Shipbuilding
List arbitration/ADR articles, book chapters, books and where published
• “Safeguarding Arbitral Integrity in Nigeria: Potential Conflict Between Legislative Policies and Foreign Arbitration Clauses in Bills of Lading” [2006] 17 The American Review of International Arbitration 1. (US)

• “Charting New Waters With Familiar Landmarks: The Changing Face of Arbitration Law and Practice in Nigeria” (2009) 26 Journal of International Arbitration 373.

• “Foreign Arbitration Clauses in Admiralty Claims: Whither the Law? Onward Enterprises Limited v. MV “Matrix” & Ors (2010) Nigerian Journal of Maritime Law

• “Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Nigeria: Statutory Dualism and Disharmony of Laws” (2014) 10 Journal of Private International Law 129.

• Constructing the Road to Arbitral Prevalence: The Arbitration Law of Lagos State 2009 in Perspective (2015) 2 International Arbitration Law Review 24.
• “Anti-Suit Injunctions, Maritime Disputes and Arbitration in Nigeria” (2015) 10 University of Ilorin Law Journal

• “Legalism vs Substantial Justice in Arbitration Law and Practice in Nigeria: Imoukhuede v. Mekwunye in Perspective” (2019) CIARB Journal of Dispute Resolution
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