Dr. Adewale Adedamola Olawoyin, SAN, FCIARB is the managing partner in the firm. He obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree, with second class honours upper division, in 1987 from the then university of Ile-Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University). He proceeded to the Nigerian law school, where he again obtained his final bar examination certificate with a second class upper honours degree in June 1988. His one-year NYSC service was in the employment of the Nigerian Merchant Bank Plc, following which he joined our firm for a few months before proceeding on study leave to the United Kingdom for his postgraduate studies.
He attended the London School of Economics & Political Science (University of London) where he obtained his Master of Laws degree with merit in November, 1990.
He proceeded to the University of Bristol in 1991 for his doctorate programme and he consequently obtained his Ph.D. Degree in shipping and admiralty law in 1995. His major area of specialisation is maritime and admiralty law. He also has specific interest in corporate management and governance issues. He is a senior lecturer at the University of Lagos and specializes in shipping and admiralty law, company law, commercial transactions and banking and negotiable instruments. He is particularly adept at structuring international commercial transactions and foreign investment proposals. He has also published a number of research works in international serials such as the journal of African law, the journal of international banking and the journal of maritime law and commerce. He used to be a director of pacific bank limited before the consolidation of banks in 2005.
In September 2014, he was elevated to the rank of senior advocate of Nigeria. He was a member of the governing council of LACIAC court of arbitration and presently the president of the Lagos Court of Arbitration.