Founder & President


Wole Olufunwa LL.M.

Wole is the founder and President of the SALI Club.

He is a British-Nigerian international arbitration lawyer with HFW Singapore LLP and who has been based in Singapore since 2010 and prior to that also practiced international arbitration in London for 4 years with two leading city firms.

Wole’s disputes practice covers industry areas such as shipping, transport and logistics, ports and terminals, mining, energy offshore, joint venture/profit sharing disputes and international trade. Wole advises on English and Singapore law within the context of arbitration.

Wole has advised and managed many multi-million dollar arbitral disputes including a coal mining contractor pricing review arbitration worth in excess of US$350m.

Wole has a passion for Africa in which continent he regularly lectures on the topic of international arbitration and is keen to advise investors as well as African state governments on investment law disputes whether they are subject to the rules of ICSID, ICC, SIAC, LCIA, LCIA-MIAC or Ad hoc arbitration.

Wole is able to pool legal resources as required and is supported by a premier team of two established English QCs who are based between London and Singapore. He has strong contacts with counsel based in various African states specialising in international arbitration particularly in Nigeria and Mauritius where the SALI Club also has its African associate office. Please see our Mauritius Associates Page for more details.

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