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Razak Atunwa is seasoned barrister with a rich blend of experience in top-end criminal advocacy and civil/commercial matters of International dimensions. He has a sound academic background, having obtained his LLB (Hons) (with a first class in International law) and LLM in Public International law (with Distinction in Law of the Sea). He was called to the Bar in England and Wales in 1994.

He has appeared in a number of notable and high-profile civil/commercial cases reported in various Law Reports including:

Mark v Mark:[2] [2005] UKHL 42 [House of Lords] {on Illegality of Stay, Domicile and Habitual Residence. This remains a landmark case and the leading authority on domicile in English law and perhaps the most frequently cited authority in the family courts on the topic in recent times.

AIC Ltd v Federal Government of Nigeria: [2003] EWHC 1357 (QB) {on Sovereign Immunity and Civil Enforcement of Foreign Judgment}

Murphy Shipping v Burt: [2004] All ER (D) 287 {on Worldwide Freezing Injunction}

Attorney General of Zambia v Meer Care Desai, Chiluba and Others: [2005] EWHC 2102 (Ch) {on international confiscation of proceeds of money laundering (former President Chiluba of Zambia)}

He is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators ( MCIArb)

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