Executive Council

Olaniwun Ajayi LP


Abayomi is a scholar of the International Bar Association and graduate scholar at Queen’s University, Canada. He has garnered almost 10 years’ experience in dispute resolution and has advised government agencies and multi-national corporations on several cutting-edge projects in Africa. Abayomi had his LLM in International Commercial Law from the University College London, United Kingdom and is currently a Doctoral Researcher at Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada. His research focuses on third party funding (TPF) in International Arbitration and is proposing a new framework for the regulation of TPF. His research recently received the prestigious CIGI ILRP Doctoral Scholarship 2018.

Abayomi is a counsel in the Government Business and Dispute Resolution Practices of Olaniwun Ajayi LP (a top tier commercial law firm in Nigeria) and has completed secondment programs at Baker & McKenzie LLP (London office) and 4-5 Gray’s Inn, London, United Kingdom. He has attended summer courses at the Harvard Negotiation Institute, United States and the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris.

Driven by the passion for change in Africa, Abayomi founded the Association of Young Arbitrators (AYA) in 2015, and co-founded Africa Arbitration/Africa Arbitration Blog in 2017. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Nigeria and United Kingdom), Young International Arbitration Group of the LCIA and a neutral on the panel of neutrals in the Abuja Multi-Door Court House, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria. Abayomi has been appointed by Nigerian courts and has sat as an arbitrator in a number of arbitrations in Nigeria.