Mr. Babatunde I. G. Lawal, fondly called ‘Big Law’ is an exceptional lawyer who is also a member of the Nigerian Institute of Chartered Arbitrators and the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations.
His vast experience and redoubtable skills in the general law practice, and, profoundly, in the corporate sector extend to a variety of areas, including telecommunications, dispute/conflict resolution, government & community relations, contract negotiations, crisis management, corporate/commercial matters, real estate law as well as site acquisition (SAQ).
Prior to founding HARLEM, Babatunde cut his teeth on the profession, working in the Litigation unit of Chief Bon Nwakanma, SAN & Co. in Owerri, Imo State and continued in active legal practice in the law firm of Alhaji Y. A Agbaje, SAN, (Agbaje, Agbaje & Co. Legal Practitioners) in Ibadan.
Babatunde ventured into the Corporate Practice terrain in 2004 and garnered a handful of awards for consistent hard work and religious commitment to excellence while in the employ of the multi-national telecommunication companies. Amongst other accolades, he was rated as a solid Performer during his entire career as an in-house Counsel, cutting across all areas of
Regulatory/Compliance, ADR/Arbitration, Litigation, Real Estate, Lease Negotiations/Renewals & Drafting, Crisis Management, Recovery cases as well as Community and Government relations.
As regards HARLEM Solicitors, Babatunde has made a mark within 3 years of the firm’s existence by steering the firm’s affairs to an admirable prominence among the legal community in Nigeria. His unique personality and his adept writing skills have enshrined him in the heartsof the firm’s clients.