Ademola Akinrele, SAN

The “cerebral and focused” Demola Akinrele is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) with impressive track record in litigation practice at both trial and appellate levels. A “forceful and persuasive” advocate, he has built up a reputation in aviation and maritime-related matters. One client enthused: “One of his most striking skills is his ability to combine his knowledge of the law with his extensive experience.” Chambers Global 2008

Practice Group

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Practice Focus

Demola routinely handles complex commercial litigation proceedings involving cross-border transactions for various local and international clients. He has been a fellow of the Charted Institute of Arbitrators since 2001 and has represented private and public organisations in local and international arbitral proceedings, including the Government of Lagos State of Nigeria and other leading private organisations.


Nigerian Bar 1983
Senior Advocate of Nigeria 1999

Professional, Associations and Memberships

  • Fellow – Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, United Kingdom – 2001.


University College, London (LL.B (Hons.)) (1982)
University of Cambridge, (LL.M.) (1984)

Leadership Positions

  • Commodore Lagos Motor Boat Club 2003-2004;
  • Director: AGIP Nigeria Plc. 2002 – 2003, Oando Plc. 2000 – 2009