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Global Guide 2023
Nigeria Dispute Resolution
Band 3

1 Ranked Lawyers


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The Litigation, Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Group is led by Mrs. Abimbola Akeredolu, SAN (equivalent of Queen’s Counsel), FCIArb. and supported by a team of Litigation, Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution experts.

We undertake litigation, especially commercial litigation, arbitration as well as alternative dispute resolution (ADR) procedure on behalf of our clients. We have represented clients in complex commercial and cross border litigation; domestic and international arbitration matters involving energy disputes, construction contracts, shipping, international trade, and telecommunication contracts under major international arbitration rules. We are routinely called upon to render litigation, tax and regulatory advisory services in transactions undertaken by other practice groups in the firm as well. Thus, we have helped to extend and clarify the frontiers of corporate and commercial law practice in Nigeria, especially through litigation.

We also have considerable experience in family law and have recently handled notable family law instructions from clients within and outside Nigeria.

Recently, the team was instructed by Savannah Energy Plc (a British independent energy company) and Seven Energy International (a private-equity and institutional investor backed company) in connection with a litigation instituted by a minority shareholder following Savannah’s acquisition of Seven Energy’s Nigerian oil and gas asset. 

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Dispute Resolution - Nigeria
Band 3
What the team is known for

Banwo & Ighodalo is a well-regarded law firm with a practice covering arbitration, litigation and alternative dispute resolution. With offices in Lagos and Abuja, the team works with local and international clients in areas such as oil and gas, pharmaceuticals and energy. It leverages the firm's leading corporate practice to help clients navigate the litigation landscape. The lawyers offer experience in a range of dispute areas, including tax, employment and asset recovery.

Work Highlights

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  • Banwo & Ighodalo represented Paelyt Solutions in a class action recovery claim relating to an organised Ponzi scheme and a fraudulent investment company.


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Notable Practitioners

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Abimbola Akeredolu
Abimbola Akeredolu
Band 4

Abimbola Akeredolu SAN is well versed in litigation and arbitration and has notable experience in employment and asset recovery. She is based in Lagos.

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Abimbola Akeredolu
Abimbola Akeredolu
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Abimbola, SAN Akeredolu

Adeola Agunbiade

Adetayo Talabi

Chinedum Umeche

Chinenye Ahunanya

Dayo Bello

Emmanuel Onyeabor

Mujib Jimoh

Ogechi Abu

Olawale Adeliyi

Oluwamayokun David


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Accenture Limited

Dangote Industries (Zambia) Limited

ExxonMobil Corporation

FBNQuest Capital Limited

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Nigeria Plc

International Olympic Committee

Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited

Nextcounsel Limited

Nigerian Ports Authority

Oriental Energy Resources Limited

Petrolink International Limited

Savannah Energy Plc

Serimax SAS

Seven Energy International


Total E&P Nigeria Limited

Yellow Ledbetter N.V.


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