Adewale Atake is a partner and the head of the Templars’ dispute resolution practice group. He has over 25 years’ specialist disputes resolution experience as a top-notch advocate in ad hoc and institutional arbitrations (both domestic and international) and in litigation at all levels of Nigerian courts in energy, tax, telecommunications and other commercial disputes.
He has over the span of his career represented international oil companies, multinational corporations, banks and a wide range of other local and international clients in high-value bet-the-company disputes on a wide variety of subjects.
Adewale is regularly retained in connection with high-stakes disputes, including obtaining a successful $2 billion plus crude entitlement arbitration on behalf of ExxonMobil, representing Heineken’s Nigerian subsidiary in a ground-breaking take-or-pay arbitration, and obtained two landmark judgments that provided Total with a tax saving of over $3 billion.
Adewale is well regarded by clients and colleagues as an attorney that achieves results and possesses a spectacular mastery of the law and legal advice. Adewale has consistently been listed by Legal 500 as a leading individual in the top tier of dispute resolution in Nigeria. He was also ranked as Leading Lawyer in the financial/corporate section of IFLR1000 (2016). Adewale is also a member of the London Court of International Arbitration.
WWL says: Adewale Atake is an “exceptionally talented” practitioner with a “long track record of excellence” in the field, having represented IOCs, multinational corporations and banks in high-value disputes.
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