TagTime S01 E06 – Funke Adekoya SAN on “Damages and Costs: Can Fair Compensation Be Too Much?”
Funke Adekoya SAN discussed “Damages and Costs: Can Fair Compensation Be Too Much?” with Dr Kabir Duggal and Amanda Lee, reviewed the manner in which damages were pleaded and addressed in certain particularly large awards, and the practice of allocation of costs, both in commercial and investment arbitration. The recording is available here. Funke Adekoya SAN was tagged by Gourab Banerji SA; she in turn tagged Cecilia Azar.
This episode was also supported by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) – Nigeria Branch, CRID-LawNet, the Lagos Chamber of Commerce International Arbitration Centre (LACIAC) and the Lagos Court of Arbitration (LCA).
Funke Adekoya SAN is a founding Partner at Nigerian law firm ǼLEX, one of the largest full service commercial law firms in Nigeria where she heads the Dispute Resolution practice group. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, also a Chartered Arbitrator, a past Chairman of its Nigerian Branch, and a member of the ICCA Governing Board. Funke has over 45 years’ experience in Litigation and Arbitration. Funke received her legal education at University of Ile, Nigeria and Harvard Law School (LL.M.). She was elevated to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) in 2001. She has been a member of Nigeria’s Body of Benchers since 1999 and was elevated to Life Bencher in March, 2007. She is also a frequent speaker at conferences in the fields of litigation and arbitration.