Nigeria: Commercial Litigation 2017

This year’s research identifies 28 outstanding litigators who have been recommended by peers and market sources for their expertise handling disputes in a broad range of commercial matters. 

Most Highly Regarded
1. Babajide O Ogundipe Sofunde Osakwe Ogundipe & Belgore, Lagos
2. Charles Adeyemi Candide-Johnson SAN Strachan Partners, Lagos
3. Ebun Olusegun Sofunde SAN Sofunde Osakwe Ogundipe & Belgore, Lagos
4. 'Funke Adekoya SAN AÉLEX, Lagos
5. Kola Awodein SAN Kola Awodein & Co, Lagos

AÉLEX achieves two listings in this year for its strong dispute resolution offering.
'Funke Adekoya SAN is a highly respected name in the market and stands out for her commercial expertise and prowess as a litigator.
Adedapo Tunde-Olowu regularly represents large international clients and draws praise for his outstanding performance in complex commercial disputes. 

Two top practitioners from PRINCIPLES LAW PARTNERSHIP are listed in this chapter.
Miannaya Aja Essien SAN is a revered expert in sophisticated commercial matters. She enjoys an excellent reputation in the market as a first-class litigator.
With over 30 years’ experience Aham Eke Ejelam SAN is highly respected for his longstanding experience in commercial litigation.

SOFUNDE OSAKWE OGUNDIPE & BELGORE sees two leading lawyers nominated this year.
Babajide Ogundipe is a leading figure in the market and receives widespread recognition for his strong litigation practice.
Ebun Olusegun Sofunde SAN is praised for his dedicated litigation practice and excellent representation of clients in highly complex commercial disputes.

TRLPLAW also achieves two listings in this chapter.
According to clients, Ajibola Oluyede is “a profound lawyer and first choice of counsel for commercial litigation.” One effuses: “His broad knowledge of the oil and gas sector, as well as a knack for details, was key to winning our numerous court cases.”
Ifeoma Esom boasts over a decade of litigation experience and is a firm favourite among major corporate clients.

Charles Adeyemi Candide-Johnson SAN, founding partner of STRACHAN PARTNERS, is a pre-eminent name in the Nigerian market and draws praise for his longstanding expertise in commercial litigation.

At KOLA AWODEIN & CO, Kola Awodein SAN impresses market commentators with his sophisticated style of delivery in litigation proceedings.  

Funke Agbor of ACAS-LAW is a widely respected litigator and is highlighted for her top-quality representations in transactional matters.

ALUKO & OYEBODE is home to Babatunde Fagbohunlu SAN. He leads the firm’s litigation group and regularly represents clients in a broad range of commercial disputes. 

At BABALAKIN & CO Olawale  Adeola Akoni SAN is a first-rate litigator and is considered a trusted advocate when it comes to high-value commercial disputes.

AJUMOGOBIA & OKEKE’s Olasupo Shasore SAN stands out for his impressive litigation practice and broad commercial expertise.

At FIDELIS ODITAH & CO, Fidelis Oditah QC SAN is a top-notch litigator with extensive experience acting under both Nigerian and English commercial law.

Paul Usoro SAN at PAUL USORO & CO garners widespread recognition for his excellent litigation practice and experience across a wide array of sectors.

OLANIWUN AJAYI’s Konyinsola Ajayi SAN is a highly esteemed advocate with significant commercial experience and a strong litigation practice. 

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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

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