Senior Advocate of Nigeria and partner and head of the arbitration practice at ǼLEX law firm, Mrs. Funke Adekoya has been appointed a member of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) Court of Arbitration.
She was appointed along side eight other practitioners from law firms across the globe, including UK, Canada, Singapore, Russia and others.
SIAC is an independent, neutral and not-for-profit global arbitration institution which provides case management services to the international business community. In terms of its international administered caseload, SIAC is amongst the top 5 institutions in the world.
Mrs. Adekoya SAN qualified as a legal practitioner in Nigeria in 1975 and was admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2004 where she maintains a current practicing licence. She is a Chartered Arbitrator of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Governing Board Member of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration.
In addition to being appointed as counsel in arbitration related litigation, she also represents parties as counsel or arbitrator in commercial arbitrations. Her appointments have been both ad-hoc and institutional under the LCIA, ICC and ICSID Rules, where she has acted as either sole or party-appointed arbitrator or chaired arbitral panels in disputes in the commercial, energy and natural resources, construction and infrastructure sectors.
She is ranked in Chambers Global and in Who’s Who Legal Arbitration, is listed on the Chairman’s Panel of Arbitrators at ICSID as well as the panels of many other international arbitration institutions, and is currently a member of the ICC Africa Commission.
We congratulate Mrs. Adekoya SAN.