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Mr. Adedapo Tunde-Olowu SAN, is the managing partner at AELEX. His practice focuses on the resolution of disputes relating to Foreign Direct Investment, Tax, Transportation, Mining, Banking and Finance matters. He has over 30 years' experience in commercial litigation and arbitration and has acted as counsel or as arbitrator in several arbitral proceedings. He has practised extensively before all the superior courts of record in Nigeria.
He advises clients from around the world on direct or portfolio foreign investment and legal issues relating to insolvency, labour law, receivership and corporate liquidation. He also represents international flag carriers in matters ranging from passenger, cargo and baggage claims to insurance disputes.
He is recognised by the Legal 500 EMEA (2015) as having “extensive experience in commercial litigation and arbitration.” He is one of the 31 litigators highlighted in the 2021 edition of Who’s Who Legal Nigeria for their outstanding work in the field of handling disputes. Who’s Who Legal named him as a National Leader in Litigation described him as “highly praised for his ‘outstanding intellect’ and his extensive experience handling complex disputes relating to tax, transportation, banking and finance.”
Dapo is from Lagos State. He graduated from the University of Benin in 1987 and holds a Masters of Laws Degree (LL.M) from the University of Lagos (2003). He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK), the Chartered Institute of Taxation and the Institute of Construction Industry Arbitrators.
He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, the International Bar Association, the London Court of International Arbitration (African Users’ Council) and the Law Society of England and Wales. He is on the Kigali International Arbitration Centre’s panel of international arbitrators. He was admitted to practise law in Nigeria in 1988, and in England and Wales in 2009. He was appointed a Notary Public in 2006. He also attained the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria in 2020.
He is passionate about the development of Nigeria’s legal jurisprudence and heads the editorial team that produced the Aviation Law Reports of Nigeria (AVLRN), a specialised report covering judgments of the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal and the Federal High Court on aviation matters.
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