Damilola is a Partner and heads the Dispute Resolution, Maritime and Transport and Private Wealth Services practice group.

He specialises in transportation and commercial litigation and has litigated on an extensive range of issues, including that pertaining to maritime, banking and finance, contracts, insolvency, commercial law transactions and general litigation both at trial and appellate levels.

He has over the years gained invaluable experience working at the forefront of international maritime transactions valued at millions of United States Dollars, and involving a syndicate of international counsel.

He has advised extensively on the structure and implementation of complex multi-million dollar transactions and matters involving cross-border joint ventures (to take advantage of the Nigerian Oil & Gas Industry Content Development Act and the Nigerian Coastal and Inland Shipping (Cabotage) Act), ship and aircraft finance and lease, registration of ship and aircraft mortgages and interests, corporate restructuring, maritime claims and casualties – including litigation and arbitration, regulatory compliance and other wider ranging issues within the Nigerian aviation, logistics, shipping and oil services industries.

Damilola’s expertise covers most aspects of shipping, with particular emphasis on charterparty disputes, carriage of goods by sea, and sale & purchase (both contentious and non-contentious). He also acts frequently in insurance claims for chartering and shipping agents.

Damilola is also currently a Doctoral Researcher at the World Maritime University, Sweden.

Academic qualifications

  • Onabanjo University, LL. B
  • Nigerian Law School, B.L
  • Swansea University, Wales, LL.M (International Commercial and Maritime Law)

Professional Associations

  • Nigerian Bar Association
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitration UK
  • International Association of Marine and Shipping Professionals
  • Institute of Corporate and Business Management
  • Nigerian Institute of Public Relations