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ADEBAYO ADENIPEKUN, SAN, BA. Ed. (Hons.); LL.B. (Hons.); LL.M (Ife) B.L., FCI Arb. (UK and Nigeria).

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Adebayo Adenipekun was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1991. He has been in active practice for over 21 years and became a Senior Advocate of Nigeria in 2005. He is the Managing Partner of the firm and co-ordinates the activities of all lawyers in Chambers. He is in charge of the general administration of the office. He is also a litigation lawyer specializing in Company and Commercial Law and Practice, Land and Property Matters, International Law, Election Petitions and Appeals. He holds a Master’s Degree in Law and is equally an accomplished Arbitrator. Mr. Adenipekun is an intellectual by all standards and has published various articles in reputable journals. His scholarship in the area of election petition has crystallized in the publishing of a Book titled- ‘Digest of Election Petition Cases’ . A man whose ambition was to be a Grade Two teacher suddenly found himself not just as an accomplish lawyer, but a distinguished member of the 'First Eleven' of Senior Advocate of Nigeria where he is also a primus inter parre. He surmounted all odds despite his unfortunate reality of which he lost his mother at the age of two and his father at seven. He never let these unfortunate events limit his achievements. Today he appears before 'Lords' and kings defending not just the lowly, but the mighty.

Adenipekun rose to the pinnacle of his profession in 2005, when he was awarded the distinguished silk title of Senior Advocate of Nigeria. he has handled many sensitive and high-profiled legal suits, at all the levels of the Nigerian court system. Notable among the case he handled were 2003 presidential election petition against President Olusegun Obasanjo, in conjunction with his benefactor, Afe, at both the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. The legal luminary was also part of the President Goodluck Jonathan successful legal team. Among successful governorship election petitions he handled were that of Dr. Emmanuel Uduanghan of Delta State, Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State, and Borno State. He also handled the Ekiti governorship election petition as defence counsel to then Governor Segun Oni.


He is a recipient of many awards, among them are Fellow Chartered Institute of Arbitrators England, Fellow Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Nigeria as well as Member International Bar Association among others.He is also an Adjunct lecturer at the College of Law, Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD) In a letter dated April 4, 2017 and signed by the Solicitor-General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Mr Taiwo Abidogun, the Federal Government appointed Mr Adebayo Adenipekun, (SAN), the managing partner, Afe Babalola & Co(Emmanuel Chambers), as a member of the permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, Netherlands.He regularly sits as an arbitrator over submitted disputes both as presiding and party-appointed arbitrator.He also appears as counsel in arbitral proceedings and currently the Lead Counsel representing Nigeria in an investment arbitration currently pending before a panel of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), sitting in England.

Well known for his humble comportment and his unassuming character.






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