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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 alternative dispute resolution (conciliation, mediation and adjudication) to arbitration (domestic and international) and litigation on issues 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.


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.


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)


Cycling, travelling, music.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Real estate > Construction: contentious

Dentons advises on a range of domestic and international projects. In the UK, it is active in build and development disputes, and offers TCC litigation, adjudication and ADR methods. Internationally, it offers arbitration advice on major energy and infrastructure projects. Esther McDermott leads the team, specialising in PFI and payment disputes, as well as professional negligence claims. Meanwhile, Akin Akinbode  focuses on engineering and construction dispute resolution.

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