Excel Solicitors & Attorneys boasts a formidable team comprising thoroughbred, experienced and versatile Legal Practitioners who have handled and are poised to handle the most complex of legal issues at the instance of our clients with assurances of sterling outcomes. Meet our team leaders:

Ademola Obayomi Esq., LL.B., B.L., LL.M., Notary Public for Nigeria

Ademola is a graduate of Nigeria’s foremost/premier University, the University of Ibadan; he graduated with Honors in 2002. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2004, and subsequently obtained a Master’s Degree from another leading University in Nigeria, the University of Lagos.

He was appointed in 2014 a Notary Public for Nigeria by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, upon glowing recommendations from several Judges before whom he had appeared as an Advocate.

In the course of his career, Ademola has acted for multinational oil companies on disputes relating to Oil spills, Oil Mining Leases and Purchase Orders, in addition to acting as an external Counsel for the purposes of auditing the vast litigation portfolio of a leading multinational oil company in Nigeria with a view to identifying debilitating factors and proffering expert advise for future guidance.

He has also acted for corporate bodies (both local and international) as well as individuals with respect to disputes arising from maritime, insurance, banking, capital market, debt recovery/insolvency, intellectual property, employment/Labour law, and real estate among other commercial disputes.

Ademola is a seasoned Litigation/Dispute resolution Lawyer with compelling advocacy skill, and had satisfactorily represented clients before all courts of record in Nigeria, including the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

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Adewale M. Adekola Esq.,  B.Agric., LL.B., BL., MBA.

Adewale is a multi-discipline Legal Practitioner.  His several years in managerial positions in a number of  Banks and financial institutions before qualifying as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria gives him a rare edge in several areas of the Law, particularly Banking Law, Corporate/Commercial Law, Investment Law, Debt recovery and insolvency practice.

Adewale obtained his first Degree in Agricultural Economics from University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University).  He also obtained a Master of Business Administration from Lagos State University.  He subsequently obtained a Bachelor of Laws Degree from Lagos State University, and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2007.

As a key player in the Banking/financial sector where he spent a considerable number of years, Adewale was involved in Credit/Portfolio Management, Financial Advisory Services and Corporate Banking (with focus on sectors such as Leasing/Syndication, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, and Pharmaceutical. He served variously as Head of Treasury and Head of Marketing in a commercial Bank and as Assistant Branch Head, among others.

As a testimony to his vast experience in the banking/financial sector, Adewale actively participated in setting up three financial Institutions, including a Commercial Bank.

He is a member of several professional bodies, including Institute of Financial Planning,   Money Market Association of Nigeria, Nigeria National Institute of Marketing (NNIM), Nigeria Institute of Management (N.I.M), Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators, Institute of Management Consultant (IMCON), Chartered Institute of Arbitrators  among others.

Adewale has been a leading light in  areas such as Banking Law, Corporate/Commercial Law, Debt recovery and insolvency practice, Investment Law, Employment and Labour Law, Real Estate and Conveyancing Law among others.

Adewale is also an Accredited Mediator with the Lagos Multi-Door Court House.

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Adenike B. Obayomi,  LL.B., BL., LL.M. (Dundee)

Adenike is a graduate of Lagos State University, and was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 2004.

Adenike holds a Master of Laws Degree in Energy Law and Policy from University of Dundee, United Kingdom, upon the successful completion of her post-Graduate programme at the Centre for Energy Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP), University of Dundee.  She is a seasoned and result-oriented Legal Practitioner.

Since her call to the Bar, Adenike has also acquired substantial experience in the corporate and banking sectors, having worked in the Legal Department of a Commercial Bank as an Assistant Banking Officer, and as a legal Officer in the Legal Department of a corporate organisation with interests in investments and the downstream sector of Nigeria’s Petroleum Industry.

Adenike has represented clients in commercial disputes before several courts and tribunals across Nigeria; she is a multi-discipline Practitioner and a leading member of our firm’s Oil & Gas and Energy Law Practice Group; she also heads the firm’s Corporate/Commercial Law Practice Group which oversees areas such as Regulatory Compliance, Merger & Acquisition, Company Secretarial services, Investments & Securities, as well as Capital Market operations among others.

Adenike is a consummate Practitioner; a go-getter with a passion for excellence.

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Benjamin O. Fatogun,  LL.B., B.L., LL.M, BB.A., MBA

Benjamin holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree (BBA), from the College of Insurance, New York, United States of America, with specialty in Property & Liability Insurance. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA), with specialty in Risk and Insurance Management.

Benjamin obtained a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B.) from Lagos State University, and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2004.  He also holds Master of Laws Degree (LL.M) from Lagos State University.

Benjamin is a regular participant at Workshops and Seminars on Mediation, Arbitration and other forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution.  Expectedly, Benjamin’s core practice areas include Insurance Law, Corporate/Commercial Law, Investment Law and Taxation.

Benjamin is well-versed in Alternative Dispute Resolution procedures and has successfully represented our esteemed clients in the course of such proceedings with remarkable outcomes.

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Ganiat Olamerun-Alliu,  LL.B., BL.

Ganiat attended Lagos State University, and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2011.

Ganiat is an Attorney with exceptional analytical skill, with remarkable record  in courtroom advocacy and ADR proceedings. She has over the years gained considerable experience in Property & Conveyancing Law, Civil and Commercial Litigation, as well as Criminal Law and Procedure.

Ganiat is also versed in Family Law, Law of Succession/Probate Practice.  She also possesses hands-on experience in Arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution methods such as Mediation, Conciliation, and Med-Arb. She has represented our esteemed clients in various courts of record in Nigeria.

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Joseph O. Sanu Esq., LL.B., B.L.

Joseph is a graduate of Nigeria’s premier and foremost university – the University of Ibadan. He graduated with Honours degree in Law in 2005. He was called to the Nigerian Bar – as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 2006.

He is a well-rounded legal practitioner who has, in the course of his career, represented many of our esteemed clients in the public and private sectors with local and international business interests.

He has midwifed and safely birthed a considerable number of international manufacturer-agent/representative agreements for some of our clients.

With his well developed and advancing litigation practice skills and other dispute resolution techniques, he has successfully handled several litigations and other commercial disputes to the satisfaction of our esteemed clients.

Joseph also has to his credit the skillful negotiations and creation of several successful project management, project financing and some equipment leasing contracts, including a number of business merger and/or acquisition deals and some mutually beneficial two-party and multi-party joint-venture agreements.

As a seasoned professional commercial dispute handler, he continues to advance his litigation and other dispute resolution techniques. He has competently and most satisfactorily represented many of our esteemed clients before various courts across Nigeria.

In recent times, he has been developing an interest in the deployment and application of technology in legal research and practice, as well as consultancy services, with a view to facilitating the greater ease for the lawyer’s job generally, while progressing the case for more and more data-driven decision making processes especially in corporate establishments. In this area of knowledge, he is particularly excited at drawing out both the subtle and the deeply hidden patterns from available datasets, with a view to bringing to the fore, actionable insights for the benefit of policymakers and other business executives.

We also boast famed and revered Consultants, comprising distinguished members of the Academia (i.e. Academics of highest ranking and distinction) as well as retired judicial officers who make remarkable inputs to our firm's undertakings and endeavours from time to time.


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