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Banwo & Ighodalo

Dispute Resolution

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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 employment and asset recovery.

Strengths

Sources praise the firm's "dedication to their clients' goals."

Work highlights

A B&I team led by Abimbola Akeredolu represented Mobil Producing Nigeria in benefits disputes with a group of supernumerary police officers purporting to enforce a Supreme Court judgment which held that supernumerary police officers are employees of the client rather than employees of the Nigeria Police.

Notable practitioners

New to the rankings, Abimbola Akeredolu is well versed in litigation and arbitration, and has notable experience in the energy sector. She is based in Lagos.
"She is committed to client service and provides timely feedback and advice." "She's articulate in court."

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Overview

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. 

Members

Abu, Ogechi

Adeliyi, Olawale

Agunbiade, Adeola

Ahunanya, Chinenye

Akeredolu, Abimbola

Akeredolu, Abimbola, SAN

Bello, Dayo

David, Oluwamayokun

Jimoh, Mujib

Onyeabor, Emmanuel

Talabi, Adetayo

Umeche, Chinedum

Clients

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

Sports

Total E&P Nigeria Limited

Yellow Ledbetter N.V.

Industries

Banks

Charities / Not for Profit

Commercial & Professional Services

Construction & Materials

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Energy

Financial Services

Food & Drink Producers

Government

Healthcare

Private Clients / Individuals

Real Estate

Real Estate Finance

Telecommunications

Transportation

Utilities

Dispute Resolution

Banwo & Ighodalo

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Location

48, Awolowo Road,

South-West Ikoyi

Lagos

Lagos

Nigeria

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Nigeria

Dispute Resolution


Abimbola Akeredolu
Band 4