Adekunbi is an intelligent and extremely versatile transactional lawyer who has a wealth of experience advising financial institutions, state & federal government agencies, oil & gas companies, international and national NGOs, mid-large size corporations on diverse corporate and commercial transactions. Prior to joining the firm, she worked at leading law firms both in Nigeria and the United Kingdom and is highly recommended for particular expertise in project & corporate finance; capital markets; oil & gas; power; infrastructure; private equity and venture capital; and international commercial arbitration matters. She has been consistently commended for her ability to analyze complex legal issues and proffer solutions that are commercially viable.
Adekunbi has a rapidly growing international arbitration profile. In the past, she has led the Nigerian solicitor team, acting in conjunction with a Nigerian barrister as well as an international law firm, that represented a Zambian power company at the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) in respect of a dispute over the shareholding structure of a Nigerian power distribution company. She is also currently representing clients at other ongoing international commercial arbitration proceedings.
Over the course of her legal career, Adekunbi has recorded a number of achievements such as:
1. Selected for the highly-competitive fellowship for all African lawyers, the ILFA Fellowship (2017 Cohort), a funded program which places African lawyers on a three-month secondment at international law firms in London, Paris and Dubai.
2. Selected for another competitive fellowship, African Arbitration Academy Fellowship (2019 Cohort), a funded program for African arbitrators and practitioners facilitated by renowned arbitrators and international law firm in London, United Kingdom.
3. Selected by McKinsey and Company as one of the recipients of the McKinsey Next Generation Women Leaders in Nigeria Award (2018).
4. Invited to speak as the youngest African speaker at the International Bar Association Conference 2019 (Seoul, South Korea).
5. Invited to speak at the Commonwealth Lawyers Conference 2019 (Livingstone, Zambia).
1. LL.M in International Commercial Law (Distinction) – University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
2. Barrister and Solicitor of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
3. Bachelor’s Degree in Law – University of Hull, United Kingdom
1. Nigerian Bar Association
2. International Bar Association
3. Young International Arbitration Group of the London Court of International Arbitration
4. International Chamber of Commerce Young Arbitrators Forum
5. Institute of Transnational Arbitration (a division of The Centre for American and International Law).