Profile submitted by Kola Awodein
Commercial and Civil Dispute Resolution Litigation Arbitration Banking & Finance Business Advisory Foreign Investments Tax and Financial Advisory
Fellow, Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria; Fellow, Society of Construction Industry Arbitrators; Fellow, Centre for International Legal Studies, Austria; Member, International Business Law Consortium with Headquarters in Austria; Editorial Board Member, The Gravitas International Journal of Business and Property Law; Member of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry Arbitration and Conciliation Tribunal.
Founding Partner - Kola Awodein & Co. Solicitors, Advocates & Notaries Public (1984 to date), Associate - M. I. Jegede & Co.(1980 - 1984), Counsel - Olajide Oyewole & Co.(1979 - 1980), Adviser, Consultant and Counsel to the Central Bank of Nigeria, Consultant to the World Bank in respect of the West African Gas Pipeline Project. Nigerian Bar 1978; Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) 1999;
Credit Transactions in Nigeria under the Land Use Act; Contributing Editor - ‘International Execution against Judgment Debtors’ (Sweet & Maxwell 1993) Revised editions 1995, 2006; Nigerian Chapter – International franchising Law (Mathew Bender & Co Inc. 1993) Revised Editions 1997, 2003, 2006. Listed in: Euromoney Guide to World’s Leading Litigation Lawyers in Nigeria (2008, 2010 & 2013); International Referral Global Network of Business Lawyers; International Law Office 2013; IFLR 1000 (2013); Legal Media Group’s Expert Guide on leading Emerging Markets Practitioners (2011-2012).
Education: King’s College Lagos: 1968-1974; University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University): 1974-1977; Nigerian Law School: 1977 - 1978; Harvard Business School (Executive Programme) 2004. Leisure: Golf and Squash. Non Professional organizations: Chairman, Skye Bank (Gambia) Limited; Director, Skye Bank Nigeria Plc; Director, EIB International Bank.