Funke Adekoya, SAN
Olufunke Adekoya, SAN is a founding partner at the firm and heads the dispute resolution practice group. Appointed notary public in 1986 and elevated to the rank of senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) in 2001, ‘Funke has over 45 years’ experience in litigation and arbitration. As a litigator, she represents clients regularly before the Nigerian courts at all levels. She also provides expert opinions and has appeared as an expert witness on Nigerian law issues before the courts of England, the United States and Turkey.
In the field of arbitration, she represents both local and transnational parties as counsel in domestic and international arbitration proceedings within Nigeria and abroad and has acted in numerous disputes as either party appointed arbitrator, sole arbitrator or presiding arbitrator. She was appointed to the Panel of Arbitrators of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) for a period of six years, commencing on 16 September 2017. 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 Course level.