Partners

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SEYI AKINWUNMI

Seyi Akinwunmi, is one of the founding partners of Akinwunmi &Busari a leading corporate and commercial law firm. Seyi graduated from the University of Buckingham in 1983 with an LLB. He was called to the Nigerian bar in 1985 and received his LLM from the University of Lagos in 1999. He is renowned as one of Nigeria’s foremost Secured Credit and Business Reconstruction Practitioners and has vast experience in litigation as well as negotiation and documentation of syndicated loans for joint ventures, project financing, e.t.c.

He has acted in this capacity to various State Governments, government agencies and international lending organizations, commercial banks, asset management companies, blue chip manufacturing companies, trustee companies, technological/telecoms companies, e.t.c. Seyi is also a member of the International Bar Association, the Nigerian Bar Association, Insol International, Insol Africa Roundtable, Business Recovery and Insolvency Practitioners Association of Nigeria, Securities & Exchange Commission, Capital Market Committee, Intellectual Property Lawyers Association of Nigeria. He has also written various articles on Securitization, Insolvency and Restructuring which includes the recently published 2011 edition of the Restructuring Review.

PROFILE

INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED:
LL.B (Buckingham) (1983)
LL.M (Lagos) (1999)
Called to the Nigerian Bar (1985)

WORK EXPERIENCE:

State Counsel in the Director of Public Prosecutions Department, Lagos
State Ministry of Justice (1986 – 1987)
Counsel in Ayanlaja & Adesanya, Legal Practitioners (1987 – 1989)
Research Counsel in Russell Cooke Potter & Chapman, Solicitors (1990 – 1991)
Counsel in Babalakin & Co, Legal Practitioners (1991 – 1993)
Partner in AKINWUNMI & BUSARI, Legal Practitioners (1993 till date)

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES AND ASSOCIATIONS:

Member, International Bar Association
Chairman, Committee on Banking, Finance & Insolvency of the Section on Business Law – Nigerian Bar Association
Past President, Fellow, Business Recovery and Insolvency Practitioners Association of Nigeria (BRIPAN)
Member, Securities & Exchange Commission, Capital Market Committee
Member, Intellectual Property Lawyers Association of Nigeria.
Member, Insol International
Member, Insol Africa Roundtable
Representative of AKINWUNMI & BUSARI in the Commercial Law and Taxation Committee of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

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TUNDE BUSARI, SAN

Tunde Busari, SAN is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria as well as the Managing Partner in the law firm of AKINWUNMI & BUSARI and the Head of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department of the firm.
He has practiced as a Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria for over 26 (twenty six) 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 and the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution, UK.

INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED:
B.Sc. Political Science (Ife) (1984)
LL.B (Ibadan) (1988)
LL.M (Lagos) (1997)
Called to the Nigerian Bar (1989)

WORK EXPERIENCE:

Attached to the Borno State Ministry of Education, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria (1984 – 1985)
Counsel in Babalakin & Co, Legal Practitioners (1990 – 1993)
Director, Trans Nigeria Assurance Co. Limited, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria (1999-2003)
Partner in AKINWUNMI & BUSARI, Legal Practitioners (1993 till date)
Special Assistant to the Hon. Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice (February 2006 – June 2007)
Director, National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) (2006-2007)
Special Assistant to the Hon. Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice (April 2010 – June 2011)
Director, Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) (April 2010-June 2011)

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES AND ASSOCIATIONS:
Immediate 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)
2nd 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

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OLABOWALE ADETUNMBI

Olabowale Adetunmbi is a Partner in Akinwunmi & Busari and in that capacity she co-ordinates the Commercial/Corporate Practice department, Real Estate and Investment Department as well as the Intellectual Property Department in the firm.
Olabowale has extensive experience in corporate and commercial practice. She advises on company secretarial matters, real estate transactions, intellectual property matters …

Olabowale has extensive experience in corporate and commercial practice.
She advises on company secretarial matters, real estate transactions, intellectual property matters and registration of trademarks, patents and designs.

INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED:

LL.B (LASU) (1989)
LL.M (Lagos) (1997)
Called to the Nigerian Bar (1990)

WORK EXPERIENCE:

Gateway Bank of Nigeria (1991 – 1992)
Counsel in Burke & Co, Legal Practitioners (1992 – 1993)
Senior Counsel in G.M Ibru & Co (1994 – 2002)
Company Secretary/Legal Adviser in Cards Technology Ltd (2002 – 2003)
Senior Associate in AKINWUNMI & BUSARI Legal Practitioners (2004 – 2014)
Partner in AKINWUNMI & BUSARI Legal Practitioners (2014 till date).

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES AND ASSOCIATIONS:

Member, Nigerian Bar Association
Member, Franchise Association of Nigeria Steering Committee
Member, Intellectual Property Lawyers Association of Nigeria
Member, Capital Market Solicitors Association