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Wole Olufunwa

Senior Associate


10 Collyer Quay
#18-01 Ocean Financial Centre
Singapore 049315

Office Telephone: +65 6411 5300
Office Fax: +65 6411 5355

Direct Dial (Singapore): +65 6411 5344 Download VCard

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Wole Olufunwa is a Senior Associate lawyer qualified in England and Wales (2008). Prior to joining HFW in 2010, Wole was awarded a LLM in maritime law with merit from University College London (2006) and worked for several years in the shipping and transport department for one of the large international law firms in London.

Wole is a specialist dry shipping and commodities disputes lawyer (petroleum products, coal, cement, iron and nickel ore etc) and also represents clients in marine insurance disputes and is currently assisting to develop the firm's cyber insurance practice. He is experienced in dealing with and advising on international arbitration matters subject to English and Singapore law typically governed by LMAA, SIAC, SCMA, LCA Rules or Ad Hoc Rules.

Wole's clients range from P&I Clubs to Ship-Owners to mid-sized bulk commodity traders/charterers operating out of South East Asia and West Africa. Wole also takes a keen interest in building the firm's West African international arbitration profile demonstrated through his lecturing exploits in Nigeria.

Reported Cases: Transfield Shipping Inc v Mercator Shipping Inc [2008] UKHL 48 (the Achilleas).


HFW established its Singapore office in 1990 giving it a presence in the city for almost 30 years.

HFW's Singapore office operates throughout SE Asia and has particular strength in Indonesia and Malaysia.

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