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Tunji Adeyemi

Tunji Adeyemi

Tunji is an astute and seasoned transportation lawyer with expertise in a broad spectrum of shipping and aviation practice. He has advised on leading market transactions for more than a decade, resulting in the ranking of the firm as Tier 1 Shipping and Transport Firm in the Legal 500 EMEA rankings for more than six (6) consecutive years.

He has extensive experience advising on many market pioneering and defining shipping transactions and related matters, including two of the top three greenfield port development projects in Nigeria. He also advised on legal and regulatory issues arising from multiple charterparty contracts for the international shipment of equipment deployed in the multi-billion-dollar oil refinery recently commissioned in Nigeria, reputed to be the largest oil refinery in Africa and the biggest single-train refinery facility in the world. He was also part of the Team that advised the World Bank Group on trade policies in Nigeria, with specific focus on the distributional and revenue impacting implications of import restrictions, tariff increases, foreign exchange restrictions and border closures.

An accomplished legal expert and thought leader, Tunji has facilitated many seminars and workshops on the transport sector in Nigeria and in many countries of the world. Some of his professional affiliations, accolades, and experiences include: Dabelstein & Passehl Scholar, Germany 2012; Arnecke Sibeth Passehl Academic Reunion Program Germany 2019; International Trade Council Conference Washington, USA 2019; AIJA/International Bar Association Transport Law Commission Valencia, Spain, 2022; AIJA Transport Law Commission Athens, Greece 2023; and AIJA Half Year Conference Mexico 2024.

Called to the Nigerian Bar in 2008 after attending the Nigerian Law School for the Bar Qualifying Exams, Tunji graduated with an LLB (Bachelor of Laws) in 2007 and LLM (Master of Laws) in 2022, both from the University of Lagos. He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Nigerian Bar Association Section on Business Law (NBA-SBL), and the Nigerian Maritime Law Association (NMLA), among others.

A versatile and highly sought-after lawyer, Tunji joined the firm in October 2011 and is a pioneer member of the Shipping, Aviation and International Trade Team. He continues to advise leading local and international shipping companies, shipping lines, offshore service operators, P&I Clubs, insurance companies, commodity traders, airlines, financial institutions, government agencies and parastatals in the transport sector.