Segun Akerele

Chair, EFInA Board.


Mr Akerele is the Managing Partner of Segun Akerele Legal Practitioners, a full service law firm based in Lagos, which he set up in 2008. He was admitted to the Nigerian Bar in 1995 after studying law at the University of Hull, where he obtained a LLB Hons degree. His early practice years were spent at the law firm of Chief Rotimi Williams’ Chambers where he practiced for over 10 years. As Managing Partner, Mr Akerele is also the Chairman of the firm’s Management Team and coordinates the various practice areas of the firm.

In addition to his managerial role, he heads the firm’s litigation practice. Mr Akerele has extensive legal experience across the core areas of commercial activity including Commercial Law, Banking and Finance, Taxation, Intellectual Property, Labour, Employment and Pensions. He has also handled important and complex litigation cases in all the courts and in every region of Nigeria. Mr Akerele’s legal practice extends into criminal law where he specializes in white-collar fraud. Mr

Akerele retains an interest in public service and as a consequence, he is a Trustee of the Eko Charitable Foundation for Poverty Alleviation, a Trust set up with the specific objects of bringing about positive financial change in the lives of ordinary Nigerians.