Folabi Kuti graduated with an LL.B (Upper Division) from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife. Upon being called to the Bar, he subsequently obtained an LL.M (Masters of Law) from the University of Lagos. Folabi is a leading expert in the field of employment and labour relations. Since joining the Firm, Folabi has demonstrated competence in Corporate Commercial Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property Law, Insolvency and Secured Credit Transactions. He has acquired extensive knowledge and proficiency in labour matters, advising numerous clients with an objective to create a seamless relationship between employer and employee.
With his vast litigation experience and appearances before the National Industrial Court of Nigeria and other courts in the federation, Folabi aims to assist employers avoid the liability to be occasioned by claims before the court. He brings to his work penetrating insights accrued over several years of experience in core litigation and he currently oversees the Litigation Department of the Firm.
Folabi has a keen interest in the development of Nigerian law as well as those in other jurisdictions. His resourcefulness has contributed immensely to deepening the corporate and commercial advocacy practice of the firm. A prolific writer, Folabi has published articles and commentaries on a wide range of subjects such as commercial litigation, civil procedure and literary criticism.
Folabi is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, and the International Bar Association. He is a Notary Public and is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission to practise in the Nigerian Capital Market.
Folabi is a contributing editor to the widely-acclaimed, UK-based publication, Employment Law Review, as a co-contributor (with Olawale Adebambo and Ifedayo Iroche, both of Perchstone & Graeys) on the chapter on Nigeria; contributing editor to Squire Patton Boggs’ online publication on labour and employment, and a few other employment related journals. Amongst other Employment & Labour Law professionals drawn from 7 countries across the continents, he was part of the facilitators at the ENI International Human Resource Legal team organised session at San Donato, Milan, Italy on non-discrimination legislations in countries where Agip-ENI carries out operations, with particular emphasis on the application in Nigeria of Article 111 of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention.