Oyinkansola Badejo-Okusanya | Nigeria
Oyinkan is a Partner at ALP (Africa Law Practice) and co-head of its Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice. A barrister and ADR practitioner with specialisation and considerable experience in domestic and international commercial arbitration, she represents private, corporate and state clients on a broad range of commercial transactions before trial and appellate courts in Nigeria. Oyinkan’s legal practice actively encourages alternative dispute resolution and she has acted as counsel in arbitral proceedings and successfully mediated several disputes. She is very active in the Nigerian arbitration community, having served on the Executive Committee of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Nigeria Branch) and as member of the Reform of the Arbitration & Conciliation Act Committee and the Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG) National Assembly Business Environment Roundtable (NASSBER) Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Working Group. She has also been on the board of the Lagos Court of Arbitration since 2015.
Oyinkan served as General Counsel to the Governor of Lagos State, Nigeria from 2011-2015 and Senior Aide in Justice Sector Reform in the Attorney-General’s office from 2007-2011 where she worked on, amongst others, justice and public-sector policy and reform, public-private partnerships, arbitration legislation and leading product liability and consumer protection actions. Prior to that, she cut her advocacy teeth at Olaniwun Ajayi LP, another leading commercial law firm in Nigeria. She is an Accredited CeDR Mediator; a member of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA); Arbitral Women; Commonwealth Lawyers Association and the Nigerian and International Bar Associations, respectively; and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb).
A much sought-after resource on Litigation and ADR, Oyinkan’s areas of interest include Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law; Public Sector Policy and Regulatory Compliance.