Corporate Dispute Resolution
Business Turnaround and Corporate
Competition Law and Policy
LL.B (Hons) University of Ife 1974
LL.M Harvard Law School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA 1977
Barrister and Solicitor, Nigeria 1975
Solicitor, England and Wales 2004
Appointed Notary Public in 1986 and elevated to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) in 2001 [only the 5th woman to
be so elevated].
Member of the Body of Benchers since 1999 and elevated to Life Bencher in March 2007.
Nominated and voted as the Most Outstanding Female Legal Practitioner of the Year 2007 by Financial Standard Newspaper
and Women Entrepreneurs African Network
As a litigator, she represents clients regularly before the Nigerian courts at all levels, and has provided expert opinions and
appeared as an expert witness on Nigerian law issues before the courts of England, United States and Turkey.
In the field of arbitration, she represents both local and transnational parties as counsel in both domestic and international
arbitration proceedings within Nigeria and abroad and has acted in numerous disputes as either - party appointed Arbitrator,
Sole Arbitrator and Presiding Arbitrator. She is a member of the LCIA African Users Council and the Nigeria’s ICC National
Committee; and is listed on the ICDR Energy Arbitrators List, the panel of neutrals of the Lagos Regional Centre for
International Commercial Arbitration and the Nigerian Communications Commission. She lectures regularly on arbitration law
and procedure and has been approved by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators as a Tutor at the Associate to Fellowship
1st Vice President (2002/04) of the Nigerian Bar Association. Immediate Past President and member of Council of the
Nigerian Bar Association’s Section on Legal Practice. She is the current Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
[Nigeria Branch]. She was a member of the Editorial Committee that produced the Companies and Allied Matters Act in 1990;
Member of the Lagos State Government Committee appointed to review and draft new High Court Civil Procedure Rules
2004; Life member of the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA); Member of the International Bar Association's
Legal Practice Division (Arbitration and Business Organisations Committees) and its Professional and Public Interest Law
Division (Law Firm Management Committee. She is an Officer of the Bar Issues Commission of the IBA and of its Policy
Committee and a member of the Advisory Board of its African Regional Forum.