Foreign Qualified Solicitor at Mayer Brown International LLP (2017)
EducationLL.B, University of Hull
LL.M in International Commercial
Law, University of Nottingham
B.L, Nigerian Law School
Membership(i) Young International Arbitration Group of the London Court of International Arbitration; and
(ii) International Chamber of Commerce Young Arbitrators Forum; and
(iii) Institute of Transnational Arbitration (a division of The Centre for American and International Law); and
(iv) Nigerian Bar Association
Adekunbi is a highly experienced corporate and finance lawyer with an impeccable profile particularly in relation to finance transactions. She has gained market recognition both within and outside Nigeria and stands out for her intellectual ability and depth of experience. She is currently a Senior Counsel at the firm and Team Lead for the firm’s Corporate and Finance Practice. Prior to joining the firm, she worked at the London office of an eminent international law firm, Mayer Brown International LLP, under the International Lawyers for Africa (ILFA) programme. Over the years, she has advised on several projects and finance deals relating to corporate and project finance, infrastructure finance, loan restructuring, capital markets, oil & gas, power and infrastructure. In addition, she has also advised on various cross-border transactions in Africa and has developed a wide network within Africa and internationally.
Adekunbi is an achiever in several respects. She was selected by McKinsey & Company as one of McKinsey Next Generation Women Leaders in Nigeria 2018. She was also a finalist for the Nigeria’s Rising Star Award at the Nigerian Legal Awards 2019. She was also selected as a fellow for the inaugural Africa Arbitration Academy 2019. She has also had a number of international speaking engagements including a speaking engagement at the prestigious International Bar Association Conference 2019 which took place in South Korea.
Adekunbi is also commended for her arbitration profile. In this regard, she led the Nigerian legal team that acted as solicitors, in conjunction with an international law firm, to a Zambian power company in respect of an arbitration conducted at the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) which arose as a result of a dispute over the shareholding structure of a Nigerian power distribution company. She is a member of the Young International Arbitration Group of the London Court of International Arbitration; International Chamber of Commerce Young Arbitrators Forum; Institute of Transnational Arbitration (a division of The Centre for American and International Law); and Association of Young Arbitrators.
Adekunbi has an LL.B from the University of Hull as well as an LL.M in International Commercial Law from the University of Nottingham, both in the UK. She is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association.