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Afolarin Awosika
Afolarin Awosika
Associate — International Dispute Resolution & Arbitration
Associate — International Dispute Resolution & Arbitration

Afolarin Awosika

Afolarin Awosika

20 Fenchurch Street
24th Floor
London EC3M 3BY
United Kingdom

Afolarin Awosika

Experience Highlights

  • Represented a Middle Eastern State (as Respondent) in an LCIA arbitration relating to the termination of a US$250 million EPC contract for the construction of a thermal power station

  • Acted for the national oil company of an African state in a dispute relating to pre-emption and consent rights in a joint operating agreement

  • Represented a Swiss energy and infrastructure company in a high value LCIA arbitration against the owners of an oil terminal in Nigeria

  • Acted for a UAE commodities trader in a complex fraud in complex international fraud litigation in the commercial court

  • Acted for a Middle Eastern State in two high value ICSID arbitrations arising out of an investment in a telecommunications company

  • Acted for a subsidiary of a Middle Eastern State oil company in enforcing an £87 million English court judgment against several defendants in a complex international fraud

  • Acted for the national gas company of a South Asian state in a contractual dispute relating to a gas sale and purchase agreement


  • BPP University, LPC, 2017
  • Durham University, LLB Law, 2016
  • Recognised in the Legal 500 UK 2024 as a ‘Rising Star’ in International Arbitration and a ‘Key Lawyer’ in Public International Law
  • England and Wales
  • Co-authored a chapter entitled “The Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards: Through the African Looking-Glass” in a leading African arbitration publication entitled “International Arbitration Law & Practice: The Practitioner’s Perspective
  • Co-authored an article entitled “A review of recent efforts to modernise commercial arbitration practice in Africa” published in the IBA Arbitration Committee’s IBA Legalbrief Africa special edition newsletter in November 2021