Meet our Speaker

Mrs. Abimbola Akeredolu, SAN

Senior Partner, Banwo & Igbodalo


Abimbola Akeredolu, SAN is the Partner in charge of Litigation, Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution at the leading Nigerian law firm of Banwo & Ighodalo. Prior to obtaining a degree in law, Abimbola obtained a first degree in French where she majored in French and took substantive courses in other European Languages. This background has been advantageous and most useful in enhancing her communication skills with courts, arbitral tribunals and clients from all over the world in the course of her practice. She is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, A Notary Public for Nigeria and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) and the Institute of Construction Industry Arbitrators. She obtained a Diploma in International Arbitration also from the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators UK in 2019. She has 32 years’ experience in Commercial, Intellectual Property, Tax, Insolvency, Labour and Industrial disputes. She has wide experience in International and Domestic Commercial Arbitrations, Building and Construction Industry Arbitrations and Arbitrations in the Oil and Gas Industry.

She has, over the years, advised and represented both local and international organizations and law firms on a wide variety of subjects.

In 2013, she was appointed Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in Ogun State Nigeria.

She has acted as an arbitrator in a number of domestic arbitrations and as Counsel in international arbitrations.

She is an active member of the Nigerian Bar Association where she was at different times appointed as a member of the Petitions against Judicial Officers Committee and Chairman of the Ethics and Disciplinary Committee of the NBA Lagos Branch. She is currently the Chairman of the Mentorship Committee of the NBA Lagos Branch. She was a co-opted member of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the NBA for two consecutive administrations.

She is the current Chairman of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce International Arbitration Centre (LACIAC) and Treasurer of the Body  of Senior Advocates of Nigeria (BOSAN).