About the lawyer

Chief Wole Olanipekun, OFR, SAN, LL.D, FCIArb., FNIALS, FICMC

“The practice of law needs diligence, honesty of purpose, hard work, prayers and tolerance. You have to be passionate and painstaking. Above all, you have to ask for God’s grace and favour at all times.” – Chief Olanipekun –

Chief Wole Olanipekun, OFR, SAN, LL.D, FCIArb., FNIALS, FICMC has focused on the pursuit of excellence in legal and client service since first entering the practice of law in 1976.

Driven by ambition and prayer—and inspired by Chief Rotimi Williams, Kehinde Sofolas, Afe Babalola, Richard Akinjides and Chief Frank Kinrele, among others—Chief Olanipekun was granted the rank of Silk in 1991, becoming the youngest advocate to ever receive that honor at the time.

“A lawyer must be painstaking, God-fearing, sure-footed, steadfast, hardworking, honest, persevering and creative. He must be a doctor, a psychologist; he must be the melting pot of all professions. Above all, he must be close to God and always ask for the wisdom of the Holy Spirit.” – Chief Olanipekun –

Chief Olanipekun serves each of his clients with intelligence, diligence, perseverance, doggedness and God-given wisdom. Knowing that clients come to him with anxiety and concern over what they’re experiencing, he uses his experience, tenacity and drive to build a strong relationship that enables him to pursue his clients’ goals and alleviate their fears.

For Chief Olanipekun, the more complex, intellectually stimulating and jurisprudentially relevant the matter is, the better. This is true regardless of legal area, as he handles matters across a multitude of practices and industries, including:
Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Pre- and Post-Election Dispute Resolution
Corporate and Commercial
Banking and Finance
Company Law and Shareholder Disputes
Contractual Advisory and Dispute Resolution
Labour, Employment and Pension Law
Oil and Gas
Natural Resources and Extractive Industries
Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Nigerian Law School // Nigerian Bar (1976)
Studied Law at the University of Lagos (1972-1975)
Ilesa Grammar School, Ilesa (1970-1971)
Amoye Grammar School, Ikere, Ekiti State (1965-1969)

Awards & Recognition:
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb.), Fellow, Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (FNIALS), Fellow, Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators (FICMC) and Fellow, College of Education, Ikere (FCEI)

Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (OFR)

Honorary degree of Doctor of Letters, Honoris Causa (LL.D) (University of Ibadan in November, 2014)

Distinguished Alumnus Award of the Faculty of Law, University of Lagos (1992)

Merit Alumnus Award of Amoye Grammar School, Ikere (1999) and

Honours List of Ilesha Grammar School, Ilesha (1999)
Included on the Honours List of the most outstanding alumni of Ilesa Grammar School, among several great and eminent Nigerians who have passed through the portals of the institution

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