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Akin Akinbode

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Work 020 7320 3934
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Web:
www.dentons.com
Dentons

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Construction.

Position

Akin specialises in the resolution of engineering and construction disputes, as well as facilities management and PFI related disputes. His expertise includes all forms of dispute resolution from dispute avoidance and ADR (conciliation and mediation) to adjudication, arbitration (domestic and international) and litigation. Akin has assisted clients in resolving disputes relating to defective design/workmanship, build quality issues, delay and disruption claims, loss and expense claims, professional negligence, final accounts, service level performance obligations and interpretation of contractual terms. Akin is also experienced in acting as a “project counsel” on live construction and engineering projects in relation to delay or cost overruns, assisting clients or contractors in managing claims, negotiating settlement and avoiding disputes.

Career

Trained Asuquo & Asuquo, qualified 1995; barrister and solicitor Tobi Fayemiwo & Ladiipo, Lagos 1995-96; project superviso Oyez Legal Technologies 1999-2000; lawyer Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer 2001-06; associate Gateley 2007-11; senior associate Dentons 2011-2015, partner 2015-present.

Education

Usmanu Danfodiyo University (LLB Hons 1994); Nigerian Law school (B.L Bar Finals 1995); Queen Mary University of London (LLM 1998) College of Law (Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test 2004)

Leisure

Cycling, travelling, music.


London: Real estate

Construction: contentious

Within: Construction: contentious

Dentons' contentious construction team, which is co-led by the 'technically superb' Akin Akinbode and Gurbinder Grewal, acts for UK and international developers, contractors and funders, with experience in the development, energy and infrastructure sectors. The firm's huge global footprint enables the London practice to act on disputes relating to jurisdictions as far afield as Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and the Middle East. Grewal, who is well-regarded for his 'sharp legal brain' was lead partner advising Morgan Sindall on a dispute arising from the defective design and construction of steel work for a stadium redevelopment in Manchester. Newly promoted partner Esther McDermott is another 'stand out' member of the team, acting for employers, developers and contractors.

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