Dr. Famuyiwa is a thorough bred commercial, financial and international dispute resolution lawyer. He graduated with a first-class degree in law from University of Ibadan, Nigeria’s first and consistently ranked best university. In the Bar vocational course at the Nigerian Law School, he was also rated outstanding and won the overall best student prize in civil litigation. He had a stint as a barrister in one of Nigeria’s foremost commercial law firms in Lagos before he left in 2009 to undertake a study for the prestigious Bachelor of Civil Law and Doctorate Degrees in Law at the University of Oxford, England. He has published several scholarly articles especially in the areas of Corporate law, financial law and International Dispute Settlement. He is also a member of the Section of Business Law of the Nigerian Bar Association and the Financial Services Lawyers Association (UK). Dr. Famuyiwa joined Babalakin & Co. as a partner in 2019.
MEET OUR NEW PARTNER – Boonyameen Babajide Lawal
Boonyameen is Notary Public for the Federal Republic of Nigeria and manages the practice of Babalakin & Co. in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Nigeria. He is also the Secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association Public Interest Litigation Committee. Boonyameen is a seasoned lawyer with close to two decades of extensive experience in high profile commercial litigation, advocacy and the practice and procedure of the superior courts of Nigeria. He obtained his LLB degree from Lagos State University and his Bachelor of Laws (BL) degree at the Nigerian Law School, Abuja. Boonyameen has considerable experience as counsel in commercial arbitration proceedings. He regularly prepares and files processes in respect of cases at the High Court, various tribunals, Court(s) of Appeal all the way to the Supreme Court. He has handled several court room trials and argued contentious applications in disputes arising from various sectors of the Nigerian economy such as Corporate Commercial and Compliance, Real Estate, Infrastructure and Construction. Boonyameen spearheads the firm’s engagement with government agencies on behalf of its multinational and indigenous clients, regarding complex regulatory compliance issues. He also leads the effort of the firm in monitoring bills and laws passed by the National Assembly and advice(s) clients on knotty and complex areas of law. A member of Nigerian Bar Association, American Bar Association and the International Bar Association, Boonyameen has authored scholarly articles in law journals and also made presentations at both national and international fora.