Ademola Akinrele, S.A.N



Ademola is a partner in the ‘Litigation and Arbitration Group’.

He has vast experience in litigation. He has built up a reputation in general litigation and arbitration matters. He has represented a variety of international clients in corporate and commercial disputes across the firm’s core practice areas particularly in telecommunications, oil & gas and banking.


  • Represented Oando Plc in litigation and Arbitration
  • Represented Airtel Nigeria Limited and Bharti Group in litigation and Arbitration
  • Represented ExxonMobil Nigeria Limited in litigation and Arbitration
  • Represented Ecobank Nigeria Plc in litigation and Arbitration
  • Represented BG Exploration and Production Limited in litigation
  • Represented Texaco Overseas (Nigeria) Petroleum Co. Unltd. (Topcon) in litigation
  • Represented Bouygues S.A. in Arbitration


  • St Gregory’s College, Lagos
  • Clifton College, Bristol
  • University College, London
  • University of Cambridge




  • Senior Advocate of Nigeria (S.A.N)
  • Described as “cerebral and focused”….“forceful and persuasive advocate” (Chambers & Partners).
  • Merit Award for Distinction in Law Practice by the Law Society, Faculty of Law, University of Lagos,
  • Recipient of Award of Fifteen Legal Practitioners of Distinction in Nigeria by Body of Nigerian Universities and Law School Students
  • Former Secretary, Oxford & Cambridge Club, Nigeria
  • Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, United Kingdom
  • Former Commodore Lagos Motor Boat Club
  • Director, Oando Plc
  • Director, Danos & Curole Nigeria Limited.