Funmi is a Partner in the Firm’s Disputes Resolution and Corporate Practice Groups.
She is admitted to practice in both Ghana and Nigeria. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and a Master of Laws (LLM) degree in International Commercial Dispute Resolution from the Queen Mary University of London.
Funmi has, at different times, worked as counsel at some of Nigeria’s leading Nigerian law firms and at a boutique Dispute Resolution law firm in Ghana. Prior to joining TEMPLARS, she was General Counsel at the Lagos Court of Arbitration. She later transitioned to the role of Chief Executive Officer of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce International Arbitration Centre.
She is a highly regarded dispute resolution expert who has been actively involved in promoting arbitration and alternative dispute resolution across Africa. Funmi also advises clients on the law and policies affecting the operation of businesses, foreign investments in Ghana, company/business laws and regulations. She also provides corporate governance, immigration, labour, employment, and compliance advice to clients in connection with local and international transactions.
Selection Of Relevant Experience
- Successfully worked with the board to build the Centre to the point of international recognition and achieved significant business growth.
- The Centre created the region’s first-of-its-kind online dispute resolution portal. This led the way for remote participation in LACIAC’s arbitrations and other forms of ADR.
- Worked with the UK’s Department for International Development to execute its ADR training for businesses initiative.
- Launched the LACIAC Adjudication Rules and the Implementation Guidelines for the LACIAC COVID-19 ADR initiative, a dispute resolution scheme designed to support businesses that suffered adverse economic impact due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Created internationally recognized thought leadership events in dispute resolution/ management, including: LACIAC’s Annual Dispute Management in Africa Infrastructure Projects (DiMAP) training and LACIAC Live Debates
- Under Funmi’s tenure the LACIAC was nominated for the African Arbitration Association’s Best African Arbitral Institutions Awards 2020.