Rahman Apalara



Rahman is an Associate in the Litigation, Arbitration and ADR practice group of the Firm.  He regularly advises and represents clients on a wide range of complex and high-value commercial disputes involving taxation, energy and natural resources, debt recovery, enforcement of shareholder rights and employment law. He is an excellent team player who is committed to satisfying his client’s objectives.


University of Lagos, LL. B - 2017

Nigerian Law School, BL – 2018

Awards & Recognitions

Recipient, Director General’s Prize for attaining a First Class in the 2018 Bar Finals

Recipient, Prof. Justice Omo Eboh for Best Graduating Student in Gender and the Law, UNILAG 2017

Best West African Team, All African Human Rights Moot Competition, University of Pretoria, South Africa 2016

Memberships & Professional Associations

Nigerian Bar Association

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators UK

Community Service/Pro Bono

Volunteer Counsel, Stand to End Rape (STER) Initiative

Speeches & Publications

The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Act: An Improved Regulatory Landscape for Merger Control in Nigeria. September 2019

Striking a Balance: Freedom of Expression and the Prohibition of Hate Speech and Offensive Remarks. August 2017

Global Perspectives for the Sustainable Decommissioning of Petroleum Facilities: Lessons for Nigeria. Oil and Gas Bar Journal Vol. 1 2017.