Board of Advisers

Partner, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP

Adelaide House


London, England

Segun Osuntokun is a Partner at Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP with over 22 years’ litigation and arbitration experience and expertise across a range of sectors with a particular focus on banking and financial services. He specialises in resolving complex disputes and claims, many of which have elements of dishonesty, fraud or corruption. Segun Osuntokun heads up the BLP’s Africa Group and many of his cases relate to or originate from jurisdictions in sub-Saharan Africa.  He is also the head of BLP’s Energy Disputes practice with particular focus on oil and gas and power sectors.

His clients include the African Development Bank and the Central Bank of Nigeria. Segun Osuntokun acted for the Nigerian government in proceedings against the estate and associates of the late General Abacha for the recovery of the proceeds of a corrupt debt buyback scheme.

He is recognised as a ‘leading individual’ for banking litigation and civil fraud, as well as a ‘foreign expert’ on Nigerian disputes by Legal 500 and Chambers 2015 points that ‘he is extremely impressive’.