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Kolawole Mayomi is a Partner in the dispute resolution practice of S. P. A. Ajibade & Co. He is a prize-winning graduate of the Faculty of Law, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, and also holds an LLM from the same University. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2003, and had his legal pupillage in the Chambers of Chief I. N. Umezuruike, SAN (Aba). He subsequently gained extensive litigation experience with some leading Nigerian commercial law firms. Kolawole has been involved as counsel in many high stakes arbitration disputes that have taken place in Nigeria over the past decade, and is particularly noted for his expertise in handling complex claims arising from construction and infrastructural projects, trade finance, and shareholders derivative rights. Kolawole is widely considered to be a thought-leader on the law relating to guarantee obligations in Nigeria, and has authored many articles/book chapters on this subject. In addition, he has advised several banks and construction companies on the nature of the payment obligation arising from demand guarantees, performance bonds, advance payment guarantees etc. Kolawole is a Trustee of the Society for Construction Law Nigeria, and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
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