Folabi Kuti – Partner, Perchstone & Graeys

Folabi Kuti graduated with an LLB (Upper Division) from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife and subsequently obtained an LLM from the University of Lagos. Since joining Perchstone & Graeys in 2005, Folabi has demonstrated his skills in corporate commercial litigation, insolvency and secured credit transactions, alternative dispute resolution, and labour and employment matters.

Folabi is the supervising partner of the firm’s employment law, company law and litigation desks.

Folabi has a keen interest in the development of Nigerian law as well as those of other jurisdictions. His resourcefulness has contributed immensely to deepening the corporate and commercial advocacy practice of the firm.

A prolific writer, Folabi is widely published on a vast range of subjects such as commercial litigation, civil procedure and literary criticism. He is also a contributing editor to the widely acclaimed UK-based publication, The Employment Law Review (as a co-contributor to the Nigerian chapter);  a member of the editorial boards of the Nigeria Monthly Law Reports, and the Electricity Law Reports. 

Folabi is a regular speaker/facilitator/resource person at conferences and seminars especially speaking engagements relating to the evolving world of work.

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 (SEC) to practise in the Nigerian capital market.

Folabi is the Vice Chairman of the Employment and Industrial Relations Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association (Section on Business Law).

A regular speaker and resource person, Folabi has recently facilitated and/or presented papers at the following events-

2020 – Webinar organized by the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM) in respect of the contractual obligations expected in balancing employer and employee rights during COVID-19. 

2020 – In-House Retreat for Judges of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria, Abuja

2019 – Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) Capacity Building Retreat on Insolvency- Accra-Ghana

2019 – Paper presentation at Seminar on the High Court of Lagos State (Civil Procedure) Rules 2019, Lagos

2019 – Nigeria Governors’ Forum Capacity Building Training for AGs etc. on Electronic Evidence, Abuja

2019 – Lagos Business School (LBS) – Corporate Culture and Climate Summit, Lagos

2019 – Nigerian Bar Association, Section on Legal Practice (NBA-SLP) Annual General Conference, Akure

2018 & 2019 – Koriat’s ‘Employment Law Summit’, Lagos

2018 & 2019 – Nigerian Bar Association, Section on Business Law (NBA-SBL), Employment and Industrial Relations Committee’s Annual Conference, Lagos

2018 – Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) Training for Non-Lawyers, Abuja

2018, 2019 & 2020 – WriteHouse’s Continuing Legal Education events/seminars – Lagos, Abuja, Enugu.

2018 – Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) In-House Retreat on Insolvency-Lagos, Abuja, Kano

2017 – Industrial Relations Retreat for Addax Petroleum, Lagos

2017 & 2018 – Stanbic-IBTC Employee Relations Roundtable, Lagos