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Ayodele Kusamotu

Ayodele Kusamotu

Chairman

Kusamotu, Ayodele obtained his LL.B. (Hons.) in 1997 from the University of Lagos and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1998. His expertise spans the disparate yet connected fields of litigation and transactional work, and has over 20 years’ experience in international trade, project finance, debt recovery, capital markets, power, infrastructure, M&A, energy and natural resources, and dispute resolution.

He represents a wide range of clients in domestic and cross-border commercial disputes. He advises on corporate finance, trade finance, international debt recovery, insolvency, receivership and capital markets and is trusted advisor to governments, multinationals, and DFIs. Mr. Kusamotu handles complex commercial litigation and arbitration and has successfully argued precedent-setting cases before several courts in
Nigeria.

He is a Fellow of the National Centre for Technology and Dispute Resolution of the University of Massachusettes, Amherst, United States of America and a Director at the Internetbar.org. He is also a Fellow of INSOL International. Recently, the prestigious London Business School (LBS) awarded a Certificate in Mergers and Acquisitions to Mr. Kusamotu. He is equally an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) Nigeria Branch, a member of the International Bar Association and a member of
Nigerian Bar Association.

He is the Executive Chairman of the Firm and heads the Foreign Investment Practice of the Firm. He contributes to opinion columns in local newspapers and has written several articles in international journals and books. He is also a speaker at conferences.”