Kolawole Mayomi is a prize-winning graduate of the Faculty of Law, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, and also holds a LLM from the same Univesity. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2003, and had his legal pupillage in the Chambers of Chief I. N. Umezuruike, SAN (Aba). He subsequently gained extensive litigation experience with some leading Nigerian commercial law firms. He has been involved as counsel in many high stakes arbitration disputes that have taken place in Nigeria over the past decade, and is particularly noted for his expertise in handling complex claims arising from construction and infrastructural projects, trade finance, and shareholders derivative rights.
Kolawole has authored many articles/book chapters on the law relating to demand guarantees in Nigeria, and is widely considered to be a thought-leader on the subject. In addition, he has advised several banks and construction companies on the nature of the payment obligation in demand guarantees, performance bonds, advance payment guarantees, etc. He is a Trustee of the Society for Construction Law Nigeria, and was formerly a Regional Coordinating Committee member for the Africa, Middle East and Turkey Chapter of the International Chambers of Commerce (ICC) Young Arbitrators Forum.