Funmi Roberts is the Founder and Principal Partner of Funmi Roberts & Co. a leading female-owned law firm.
She is an astute leader with outstanding track record in mobilising for corporate and public sector reform, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Funmi, once a lecturer at the faculty of Law, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, is recognised and respected both within and outside the legal profession for her legal, administrative and organisational skills, has the profound ability to utilise her excellent analytical skills to achieve defined impactful objectives and develop novel strategically designed solutions to challenges.
Having graduated top of her class both for her first and masters law degrees and also at the Nigeria Law School, and gained profound and in-depth experience as a corporate commercial law lawyer, Funmi has utilized her considerable leadership, strategic and organisational skills to grow Funmi Roberts & Co. from a single room Chambers in Ibadan into an internationally recognised law firm with impressive Chambers in Ibadan and Lagos, with focal point in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, as well as several international collaborating law firms.
Funmi Roberts, a dispute resolution expert of no mean repute, is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association and has served as a member of the highest decision-making body of that umbrella organisation for lawyers in Nigeria (NEC- National Executive Council). This is apart from serving as a member of Council for the Section on Business Law. Funmi is a member of the International Bar Association, Arbitral Women, Maritime Arbitrators Association of Nigeria , Society for Corporate Governance, Nigeria, Kigali International Arbitration Centre Panel of International Arbitrators (KIAC), International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals, Business Recovery and Insolvency Practitioners of Nigeria (BRIPAN) Institute of Directors, International Chamber of Commerce Commission on Arbitration & ADR e.t.c She is a Fellow and tutor of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, U.K, a trainer, Accredited Mediator and member of the Global Mediators of the U.K-based Centre For Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR).
Funmi adds value to the several corporate boards she sits on as director and she is a member of the Governing Board of the Oyo State Multidoor Courthouse, Lagos Court of Arbitration amongst others. She is also the Chairman of the National Committee on the repeal and re-enactment of the arbitration governing law in Nigeria, that is, the Arbitration and Conciliation Act CAP A18 LFN.