Abdul Jinadu was called to the Bar in 1995 and has been a practising barrister and arbitrator in Keating Chambers since 1996, specialising in construction, engineering and energy disputes, and domestic and international arbitration. He has acted for the full spectrum of clients including construction and engineering companies, government organisations, corporations, public utilities, local authorities, consultancies, architects, and engineers. He is currently instructed on behalf of the Bereaved Survivors and Residents as a specialist construction counsel on the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.
Abdul has extensive experience of a wide range of disputes and advisory work relating to infrastructure projects. Significant cases have involved oil and gas onshore and offshore facilities, solar power plants, aluminium smelting plants, pharmaceutical plants, hospitals, mining, and marine construction.
He has an extensive international practice both as counsel and as arbitrator acting recently as counsel in respect of a number of disputes in several jurisdictions in the Middle East and as sole arbitrator and party appointed arbitrator in respect of major projects internationally including in Nigeria, Tanzania, Ghana and Turkmenistan. His arbitrator appointments have included ICC and DIFC-LCIA appointments as well as ad hoc arbitrations.
Abdul is a Chapter author for Keating on Construction Contracts and Keating on Offshore Construction and Marine Engineering. He is a member of the Court of LACIAC. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and of the Botswana Institute of Arbitrators. Abdul is bi-lingual in English and Yoruba and maintains significant contacts with his home country of Nigeria.