Boonyameen Lawal
LLB, (Lagos State University), Ojo, Lagos State
BL, (Nigerian Law School), Bwari, Abuja
Litigation, Dispute Resolution and Risk Management
Corporate Commercial and Compliance
Real Estate, Infrastructure and Construction

Boonyameen is Notary Public for the Federal Republic of Nigeria and he manages the practice of Babalakin & Co in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Nigeria.

Boonyameen is a seasoned lawyer with close to two decades of extensive experience in high value commercial litigation, advocacy and the practice and procedure of the superior courts of Nigeria. Boonyameen also has considerable experience as counsel in commercial arbitration proceedings. Boonyameen regularly prepares and files numerous pleadings, memoranda, applications, written addresses, briefs of argument in respect of cases at the High Court, Various Tribunals, Court(s) of Appeal all the way to the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

Boonyameen has handled several court room trials and argued contentious applications in disputes arising from various sectors of the Nigerian economy.

Boonyameen spearheads the firm’s engagement with government agencies on behalf of its multinational and indigenous clients, regarding complex regulatory compliance issues. Boonyameen also leads the effort of the firm in monitoring bills and laws passed by the National Assembly and advice(s) clients on how the new laws and regulations may impact their businesses.

Boonyameen is also passionate about providing pro bono legal services to indigent members of society.

  • Appointed by the President of the Nigerian Bar Association as Member & Secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association, Public Interest Litigation Committee on 28th February 2021.
  • Appointed a Notary Public for the Federal Republic of Nigeria by the Chief Justice of Nigeria on 18th July 2019.
  • Awarded a Certificate of Recognition as a Mentor by the Young Lawyers Forum of the Nigeria Bar Association on 31st May 2019.
  • Designated as a pro-bono partner for the Legal Aid Council on 18th April 2019.
  • Member, Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Abuja Branch
  • Member & Secretary, Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Public Interest Litigation Committee
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, International Bar Association
  • Contractual obligations and employment issues in light of the COVID-19 Pandemic (2020)
  • The legal requirements of establishing a business in Nigeria -A paper presented at the Nigerians in Diaspora Organization (NIDO) UK South Youth Entrepreneurship Training and Enterprise Competition held at the International Conference Center, Abuja, FCT on (26th July 2016).
  • Settlement of Motor Accidents Claims under Nigerian Insurance Laws (2005)
  • Acted as lead Counsel to the team of lawyers to the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory regarding a contractual dispute with a major construction company regarding a USD 200 Million claim.
  • Acted as part of a team in collaboration with two major international law firms as Counsel both in arbitration and litigation on behalf of a state-owned oil company.
  • Acted as part of a team of lawyers that represented a state Government at various election petition tribunals including at the appellate court.
  • Acted as part of the team of Lawyers to Nigeria’s Primary Oil and Gas Corporation in several matters relating to both litigation and arbitral proceedings particularly a transaction involving a total of over USD 300 Million.
  • Acted as part of the team of lawyers to a consortium in respect of disputes arising from the construction of the USD 250 Million, Airport Terminal under a Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) transaction.
  • Acted as part of the team of lawyers that represented a federal government parastatal before the House of Representatives (committee on finance) on their fiscal obligations to the federal government of Nigeria.
  • Acted as part of the team of lawyers that advised one of the major international oil companies at a hearing before the National assembly on a petition submitted by some of the oil producing states in the Niger-Delta.
  • Acted as part of the team of lawyers that advised a major multinational oil company in an extra-jurisdictional suit over the dispute with host communities involving a multi-billion-dollar claim.
  • Acted as part of the team that consulted for a ministry on the Nigerian gas master plan.