Richard Ayodele Akintunde

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Richard Ayodele Akintunde, SAN is currently a Senior Partner at Ayodele Akintunde & Co., a full-service law firm with offices in Lagos and Abuja, Nigeria where he heads the Litigation, and Alternative Dispute Resolution Unit.

Richard was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1985 and in 2016, he was elevated to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (equivalent of a King’s Counsel).

With almost 4 decades of active legal practice, Richard has amassed a wealth of experience in civil and commercial litigation, insolvency and arbitration and has represented clients in various levels of courts in Nigeria particularly at the Federal High Court, Nigeria’s commercial court. Richard has represented clients (local and foreign) in several high profile and complex matters including asset tracing and recovery. He continues to represent top-tier commercial banks, financial institutions, insurance companies and various corporate entities in a wide range of commercial matters.

Over the years, Richard has been involved in the recovery and tracing of assets leading to the recovery of assets worth millions of dollars and has successfully obtained interim reliefs leading to the protection and recovery of assets. He has held several Insolvency offices such as Liquidator, Receiver, Receiver and Manager and has acted as counsel for several Insolvency office holders in the discharge of their duties. Richard is currently the President of the Business Recovery and Insolvency Practitioners Association of Nigeria (BRIPAN), the largest body of Insolvency Practitioners in Nigeria and a member association of INSOL.

Richard is also a Chartered Arbitrator, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, United Kingdom, the Institute of Construction Industry Arbitrators and has acted as Sole Arbitrator, Party Appointed Arbitrator, Presiding Arbitrator and Arbitration Counsel in several domestic and international arbitration disputes.

Richard is a problem solving and result oriented counsel who works assiduously to ensure the best outcome for his clients.


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