Akorede Folarin is a Nigerian corporate/commercial lawyer who has worked at some of the foremost Nigerian law firms like Law Resource & Trust Solicitors – the law firm of Joe Abrahams (SAN), former Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice for Kogi State; Adeniyi Akintola (SAN) & Co (Okubiyi Chambers) and now at Kevin Martin Ogwemoh Legal, the commercial law firm of Chief Sylva Ogwemoh (SAN). He graduated with Second-Class Uppers from both the University of Abuja and the Nigerian Law School, Abuja Campus.He has an emerging interest and specialty in corporate law practice; power, oil and gas; banking & finance; private equity; and mergers and acquisitions (M&A).He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, the Energy Institute (UK) and the USAID's Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI.)He volunteers with the Amnesty International, One Campaign, and the Special Youth Leadership Foundation and is a Youth Ambassador with the Global Action and Impact Network (GAIN) of the Friendship Ambassadors Foundation.A natural-born leader and orator; he is an ardent advocate of good governance and emulable leadership.
Akorede has experience in the following areas:
Acquisition finance, Banking and finance, Banking and finance (general), Commercial, Commercial (general), Company set-up / secretarial, Competition / anti-trust, Competition / anti-trust, construction and infrastructure, Construction and infrastructure, Corporate, Corporate (general), Corporate and group structuring, Debt capital markets, Due diligence, Equity capital markets, Joint ventures, M&A deals (large / premium), M&A deals (mid-market), M&A deals (small / domestic), Major projects / infrastructure, Private equity, Project finance, Public takeovers and mergers, Real estate, reorganisations and rationalisations, Restructuring and insolvency
Akorede has previously helped clients in the following industries:
Airlines, Automobiles, Banks, Capital Markets, Chemicals, Commercial Services & Supplies, Construction & Engineering, Construction Materials, Consumer Finance, Diversified Financial Services, Energy Equipment & Services, Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), Gas & Consumable Fuels, Industrial Conglomerates, Machinery, Metals & Mining, Oil, Professional Services, Road & Rail, Transportation Infrastructure