Sola is an international associate in the Washington, DC office. She has significant experience advising multinational corporations and states in commercial and treaty arbitrations under several institutional rules. Her practice spans across various industries, including the energy, life sciences, construction, telecommunication, and technology industries.
Sola’s recent experience includes:
- Assisted the counsel team representing an Eastern European state in an ICSID arbitration arising out of a concession agreement
- Assisted the counsel team representing a major telecoms company in an ICC post-M&A arbitration relating to valuation and technical deficiencies
- Assisted the counsel team representing a leading pharmaceutical company in a DIS post-M&A arbitration arising out of a share purchase agreement
- Assisted the counsel team providing Nigerian law advice and support in the enforcement of a US$2 billion arbitral award in New York, against the Nigerian state owned oil corporation
- Represented the Nigerian subsidiary of one of Africa’s largest telecommunications tower companies in an arbitration arising out of a managed services and colocation services agreement
- Represented an energy and infrastructure multinational in two concurrent construction arbitrations
- Represented a drilling company in the enforcement of a US$23million award against an exploration and production company over breaches and the non-performance of conditions precedents under an offshore drilling contract
Sola has appeared severally before the Nigerian courts and has provided Nigerian law advice for cases pending before courts in the United States and the United Kingdom. Recently, she was a member of the team that advised JPMorgan Chase Bank (through an international law firm), in the successful defense of a claim by the Federal Republic of Nigeria (FRN), relating to transactions processed through the bank for the controversial sale of OPL 245.
Sola holds an LL.M. degree from Georgetown University Law Center, where she graduated with Distinction and was on the Dean’s List. While at Georgetown, she externed with ICSID, working with the English case management team, and represented Georgetown Law at the American University International Commercial Arbitration competition.