Chief Bolaji Ayorinde, S.A.N., FCArb, O.F.R.
Chief Ayorinde is the Principal Partner of B.A Law LLP. He attended the prestigious Holborn Law Tutors, Roupell Street, London where he obtained his Bachelor of Laws LLB Hons Degree Certificate and graduated in 1985.
He was admitted to the Nigerian Bar in 1986. He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, International Bar Association, Nigeria-British Chamber of Commerce, Commonwealth Lawyers Association and Nigerian Belgian Commercial Centre. He is also a member of the Nigeria Bar Association National Executive Committee (NBA-NEC).
He was appointed Notary Public for Nigeria on the 25th of November, 1994 under the Notaries Public Act Cap 331 by Honourable Justice Mohammed Bello G. C. O. N. former Chief Justice of Nigeria. In 2005, he was elevated to the prestigious rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (S.A.N.) on 26th September, 2005.
In 2007, he was appointed Pro-Chancellor, Chairman Governing Council Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo State of Nigeria where he served for the statutory 4 (Four) years until 2011. He was also the Chairman of the Oyo State Committee on the Decongestion of Prisons. His areas of law practice include: General Civil Litigation, Commercial litigation, Company Law, Family Law, Property and Land Law, Banking, Insurance & Liquidation law, Arbitration, Maritime and Shipping Law, Public Advocacy and Parliamentary Counseling Services.
He has attended and participated as facilitator or presenter at several international and local law conferences and seminars. In November 2011, Chief Bolaji Ayorinde SAN was appointed by President Goodluck Jonathan as a member of the Presidential Advisory Committee on the Prerogative of Mercy (PACPM). In June 2012, he was appointed Chairman of the Governing Board of the Legal Aid Council of Nigeria by the President.
Chief Bolaji Ayorinde S.A.N., FCArb is a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Chartered Arbitrators. In September of 2014, he was conferred with the National Honour of “Officer of the Federal Republic” of Nigeria, (O.F.R).
He has been Counsel for Nigeria and Multi-National Companies at International Arbitrations and Cross border Litigation including representing Nigeria as Counsel in multibillion dollar Claim by P& ID against Nigeria. He was also a co-Counsel for the Claimant in the Mambila Project Arbitration and lead Counsel for Bond Investment in the successful multi billion Naira Claim against a State Government in Nigeria.
He is the author of various publications amongst which include: Securing and Enforcing Maritime Claims, Juriscope 1st Edition - 2001 Series, Wills and Testamentary Disposition, Judicial Precedent, Law Reporting and the need for Regulation, Justice Delivery and Judicial Bias.