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Babalakin & Co

Wale Akoni SAN

Lagos, Nigeria Global Guide 2022 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : Dispute Resolution
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Dispute Resolution - Nigeria

Band 2

Lagos-based firm managing partner Wale Akoni advises on class action litigation, among other disputes, and his work includes representing oil and gas clients.
"He is masterful at generating legal solutions within a relatively short space of time." "He's a very good lawyer; he's very cerebral."
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Practice Areas

Litigation and Dispute Resolution; Corporate Finance, Banking and Securities; Real Estate, Infrastructure and Construction; Aviation; Taxation. He led the team that successfully represented an oil and gas major in Nigeria in a high profile maritime regulatory dispute involving over three hundred million United States Dollars. In March 2017, he collaborated with an English law firm in securing judgment for Nigeria’s national oil corporation before the UK Supreme Court. He led the team that secured a fifty four billion Naira arbitral award against the Federal Government of Nigeria on behalf of a client in a major civil engineering project dispute. He also recently acted as one of the lead Transaction Counsel in the merger and acquisition of one of the 'bridge banks' in Nigeria.

Professional Memberships

Member, Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Member, International Bar Association Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Member, Chartered Institute of Taxation. He is approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission to carry on legal services in the Nigerian Capital Market. He is the Chairman of the Travel, Tourism & Hospitality Committee of the NBA Section of Business Law.


B.Sc (Hons.) Political Science, University of Ibadan LL.B (Hons.) University of Ibadan B.L, Nigerian Law School. He is the Chancellor of the African Church and lives in Lagos, Nigeria

Wale Akoni SAN

Babalakin & Co

yellow-guide 8 YEARS RANKED
Phone number

9th-11th Floors, 43A Churchgate Street,

Victoria Island

P. O. Box 80320





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