Olatunde Busari, SAN

Managing Partner


Tunde is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and the Managing Partner of Akinwunmi & Busari. He oversees the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department of the firm. Tunde has practiced as a Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria for over 28 (twenty-eight) years and has acquired over the years, skills and expertise in the prosecution of civil and commercial matters in the various law courts up to the Supreme Court level.

Tunde is also a practicing domestic and international Arbitrator and Mediator. He has successfully facilitated and acted as counsel in the resolution of disputes through Arbitration and various known means of Alternative Dispute Resolution. He is also listed with the Lagos Multi-Door Court House, Nigerian Communication Commission Arbitration Scheme, the Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, Lagos, the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution, UK. He is also a Designated Representative Nigeria on the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)


  • - B.Sc. Political Science, University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University).
  • - LL.B, University of Ibadan.
  • - B.L, Nigerian Law School.
  • - LL.M, University of Lagos.

Professional Bodies and Associations

  • - Past President, Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria.
  • - Fellow, Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, U.K.
  • - Fellow Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, U.K.
  • - Chartered Arbitrator.
  • - Member, Nigerian Bar Association.
  • - Member, International Bar Association.
  • - Member, Business Recovery and Insolvency Practitioners Association of Nigeria (BRIPAN).
  • - 1st Vice Chairman, Nigerian Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, U.K.
  • - Member, Steering Committee of the Lagos Multi-Door Court House (LMDC).
  • - Member, Insol International; International Federation of Insolvency Practitioners.
  • - Member, International Property Law Association of Nigeria.
  • - Member, Pan African Council- London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA).
  • - Member, Negotiation and Conflict Management Group, Lagos.
  • - Member, National Committee on the Reform and Harmonization of Arbitration and ADR Laws in Nigeria.
  • - Member, National Committee on the Reform and Harmonization of Road Traffic Laws.
  • - Member, National Working Group on the Reform of investment Laws in Nigeria.
  • - Representative of AKINWUNMI & BUSARI in the Professional Practice Group of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry.