Funke Adekoya was until February 2022 a founding partner and the Head of the Disputes Practice at AELEX, a Nigeria / Ghana based full-service law firm. She has retired from the partnership and now practices as an independent arbitrator and litigation consultant.
Appointed Notary Public in 1986 and elevated to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) in 2001, 'Funke has over 45 years' experience in Litigation and Arbitration. As a Litigator, she represents clients regularly before the Nigerian courts at all levels. She also provides expert opinions and has appeared as an expert witness on Nigerian law issues before the courts of England, United States and Turkey.
In the field of arbitration, she represents both local and transnational parties as counsel in domestic and international arbitration proceedings within Nigeria and abroad and has acted in numerous disputes as either party appointed Arbitrator, Sole Arbitrator or Presiding Arbitrator. She lectures regularly on arbitration law and procedure and has been approved by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators as a Tutor at the Associate to Fellowship Course level.
- LL.M Harvard Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
- BL Nigerian Law School
- LLB University of Ife
- Nigerian Bar Association
- International Bar Association
- International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA)
- Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK)
- LCIA African Users Council