Folabi graduated with an LLB (Upper Division) from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife. Upon being called to the Bar, he subsequently obtained an LLM (Masters of Law) from the University of Lagos. He previously worked with one of the leading law firms in Lagos, where he garnered extensive knowledge of litigation, before joining the firm in 2005.
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 in avoiding 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.