Olatunde Busari(SAN)
Olatunde Busari(SAN)


Director Since
January 2016

Key Experience and Qualifications

International Finance and Investment Law
Insolvency and Business Recovery
Commercial Transactions and International Investments

Career Highlights

A designated representative of Nigeria to the Arbitration Panel of the International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), Washington DC (2016-2022)
Elevated to the inner bar as a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (2014)
President, Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (2011- April 2013)
1st Vice Chairman, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK), Nigeria Branch (2015 till date)
Director, Corporate Affairs Commission (2010-2011)
Special Assistant to the Hon. Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice (2010-2011)
Director, National Drugs Law Enforcement agency (2006-2007)
Member of the Nigerian delegation at The London Club Debt Restructuring meetings involving the Nigerian debt restructuring held in London and Washington DC (2006)
Special Assistant to the Hon. Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of justice (2006-2007)
Partner in the Law firm of Akinwunmi & Busari (1993 till date)
Director, Trans Nigeria Assurance Co. Limited, Ibadan, Oyo State (1999-2001)
Associate in the law firm of Babalakin & Co, 24, Campbell Street (8th Floor), Lagos, Nigeria and was engaged in solicitors' practice generally and advocacy with attention to Commercial Law practice, protection of Intellectual Property, documentation and perfection of transactions etc (1990-1993)
Attached to the law firm of Molajo & Co, Catholic Mission Street, Lagos, Nigeria in partial fulfilment of the conditions precedent to call to the Nigerian Bar (1988)
One-year National Youth Service as a tutor with the
Government Day Secondary School, Kwajaffa, Biu Local Government Area, Borno State, Nigeria (1984-1985)

Other Professional Experience and Community Involvement

Center Fellow and Strategic Advisor, Stanford University Center on Longevity
Former Board Member and Treasurer, Elton John AIDS Foundation
Member, Nigerian Bar Association (NBA)
Member, International Bar Association ("IBA")
Member, Pan African Law Union ("PALU")
Member, Business Recovery and Insolvency Practitioners Association of Nigeria ("BRIPAN")
Member, Insol International; International Federation of Insolvency Practitioners
Member, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Professional Practice Group)
Member, Lagos Court of Arbitration
Member, Intellectual Property Law Association of Nigeria (IPLAN)
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FClArb.), U.K
Executive Council of the Nigerian Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, U.K
London Court of International Arbitration, Pan African Council.
Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, U.K
Center for Effective Dispute Resolution, U.K (CEDR)
Executive Council of the Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, (Nigeria Branch)
Negotiation and Conflict Management Group, Lagos
Steering Committee of the Lagos Multi-Door Court House (ADR) Project (2002)
National Committee on the Reform and Harmonization of Arbitration and ADR Laws (2006 - 2007)
National Committee in the Harmonization of Road Traffic Laws
National Working Group on the Review of Investment Laws in Nigeria
Education and Membership Committee (EMC), Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
The Professional Excellence Foundation of Nigeria
Management Committee of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce International Arbitration Centre (LACIAC)


Lagelu Grammar School Ibadan, Oyo State Nigeria - O' Level Certificate
Olivet Baptist High School, Oyo, Oyo State Nigeria – A Level Certificate
University of Ife Ile-lfe, Osun State Nigeria - B.Sc Political Science
University of Ibadan, Oyo State Nigeria - LL.B Law
Nigerian Law School, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria - B.L
University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria - LL.M Law