Adefunke Onakoya

Senior Associate


Adefunke is a Senior Associate in Akinwunmi and Busari. She heads the Litigation and Dispute Resolution team of the firm. Funke Onakoya is an excellence driven and result oriented legal practitioner with over 12 (twelve) years active legal practice ranging from litigation, alternative dispute resolution, corporate commercial particularly in drafting and reviewing domestic and international agreements on various aspect of commercial transactions. She has a special passion and bias for litigation and alternative dispute resolution and has had the opportunity to build a formidable career in this aspect of legal practice including but not limited to representing domestic and international clients in all hierarchy of courts in Nigeria.

Being a Senior Associate with distinct specialty in arbitration and business recovery & insolvency practice, she has over the years also acquired cognate experience in arbitration, corporate/commercial practice, business recovery, receivership and insolvency practice. She is also a Notary Public of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Funke was part of the team that successfully handled an employment related matter filed as a class action against a foremost beverage company in Nigeria with a claim of over N1billion. She also was in the team of lawyers that prepared a compilation of research on CGPA Nigerian Mission- “A World Bank Project”.


  • - LL.B, University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University)
  • - B.L, Nigerian Law School.

Professional Bodies and Associations

  • - Member, International Bar Association.
  • - Member, Nigerian Bar Association.
  • - Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators U.K (Nigerian Branch).
  • - Member, Business Recovery and Insolvency Practitioners Association of Nigeria (BRIPAN).
  • - Member, Insol International.
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