Akintola Abass

aqabass@babalakinandco.com
LL.B (Houdegbe North American University, Benin Republic)
LL.B (Crescent University, Abeokuta)
B.L (Nigeria Law School, Abuja)
Dispute Resolution
Corporate and Commercial Law

Akintola is an Associate in the firm’s dispute resolution and corporate/commercial practice. He is an exceptional lawyer with a remarkable academic profile. He holds a double first class (Hons.) from the University and the Nigerian Law School. He was also the Best Graduating Law Student of his University. 

He is a legal practitioner with experience in regulatory and advisory roles in the corporate/commercial sector. He was part of the team that advised the World Health Organization Cooperative and Thrift Society on the financing and development of its multi-billion Naira Housing Estate and Hostel projects in Abuja. He was also part of the team that advised and represented an Oil Company in an action bothering on the validity of a multi-billion Naira ground rent imposed on the company by a state Government.

Further, he was part of the team that advised and represented a Nigerian Bank in an action bothering on its failure to make statutory reports of suspicious transactions in a customer’s account as stipulated by the provisions of the Money Laundering (Prohibitions) Act. 

His passion for litigation has birthed his participation in several high-profile cases including but not restricted to pre-election matters and election petitions. He was part of the team that secured victory for the Imo State Governorship Election Petition Appeal at the Supreme Court and further defending same against an application for review.  

He is highly motivated and creative lawyer with skills in trial advocacy, legal research, case analysis and legal writing. 

  • 2019 – Director General’s Prize for First Class Student of the Nigerians Law School. 
  • 2018 – Overall Best Graduating Student, Faculty of Law, Crescent University, Abeokuta. 
  • 2018 – Overall Best Graduating Student in Intellectual Property and Commercial Law Department, Faculty of Law, Crescent University, Abeokuta. 
  • 2018 – Best Student in the final year examinations, Faculty of Law, Crescent University, Abeokuta. 
  • 2018 – Received Merit Award in Recognition of Exceptional and Exemplary Leadership Qualities from Human Rights (Lateef Adegbite) Chambers, Faculty of Law, Crescent University, Abeokuta. 
  • 2018 – Received Merit Award of the Most Knowledgeable Student of the Year, Law Students’ Association of Nigeria (C.U.A.B. Chapter). 
  • 2017 – Received Merit Award for being the best student in Equity and Trusts examinations. 
  • Nigerian Bar Association