Chairman, Lagos Chamber of Commerce International Arbitration Centre (LACIAC).
Abimbola is the Partner in charge of Litigation, Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution at the leading Nigerian law firm of Banwo & Ighodalo. Prior to studying law, Abimbola obtained a first degree in French where she majored in French and other European Languages. This background has been advantageous and most useful in enhancing her communication skills with courts, arbitral tribunals and clients from all over the world in the course of her practice. She is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, A Notary Public for Nigeria and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) and the Institute of Construction Industry Arbitrators. She has 32 years’ experience in the practice of Commercial, Intellectual Property, Tax, Labour and Industrial disputes. She has wide experience in International and Domestic Commercial Arbitration, Building and Construction Industry Arbitration, Arbitration in the Oil and Gas Industry and Insolvency. In 2013, she was appointed Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in Ogun State Nigeria. She has acted as arbitrator in a number of domestic arbitrations and as Counsel in international arbitrations. She is the current Chairman of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce International Arbitration Centre (LACIAC).