Litigation / Dispute Resolution Practice
Dispute Resolution Practice
Kola Awodein & Co. is well known for its resourced and most effective litigation team, led by Kola Awodein, SAN. The firm has a long history of commercial, civil and corporate litigation practice which has adequately equipped it to meet the demands of the Nigerian market with confidence.

Specialist services include commercial and industrial disputes, financial services and commercial fraud, admiralty and shipping law, aviation, contract law and torts, instance disputes and related business (fire, accident, motor marine, personal injury, product liability, and reinsurance), personal injury claims, family and divorce law, trust and equity, insolvency law. The firm also handles cases in criminal law and procedure where it has gained considerable reputation.

Our litigation team emphasizes the firm’s commitment to its clients by responding aggressively with formidable resourceful litigation capability when they become involved in disputes that cannot be settled by the parties themselves. The firm currently handles a wide range of corporate and commercial disputes as well as criminal law matters before the Federal and State High Courts, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

Our litigation practice draws on its intimate knowledge of our clients businesses and our ability to respond creatively to their problems. This knowledge enables us to resolve their disputes efficiently. The firm represents many foreign clients and appreciates the difficulties they sometimes have in comprehending and dealing with the Nigerian legal and judicial systems. Our litigation attorneys are assisted by an experienced staff of paralegals.

In estate litigation, the department has handled many landmark cases, and has been instrumental in establishing a significant precedent in Nigeria probate law.

We provide specialist services for disputes in the following areas:

  • Aviation, Admiralty and Shipping dispute
  • Banking, Finance and Securities
  • Commercial and Contract
  • Corporate Disputes and Corporate Governance
  • Class Action and Group Litigation
  • Employment and Industrial
  • Energy
  • Intellectual Property
  • Real Estate
  • Regulatory Investigation
  • Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Election Petition
  • Tax
  • Criminal law

Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR)
it is our considered view that the highest level of professionalism ought to be practiced in our service delivery. Therefore we seek to resolve disputes at the earliest possible time by negotiation and alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation, conciliation, commercial arbitration and where practicable the use of retired judges. We have found that suggesting ADR to our clients often lead to quick, effective and satisfactory settlement of cases and that litigation is becoming a last resort. Our qualified and experienced commercial arbitrators provide the expertise that is vital for quick, efficient, effective and binding alternative methods of resolving disputes. We diligently pursue results that make good business sense for our clients. Our ADR practice cuts across both local and international jurisdiction.
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