Babatunde is a partner and head of the litigation, arbitration and ADR practice group in Aluko & Oyebode. In December 2008, Tunde was conferred with the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) by the Nigerian Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee (the Nigerian equivalent of Queen’s Counsel).
He regularly represents Nigerian as well as foreign and multinational clients in ad hoc arbitrations and arbitrations administered by arbitral institutions. Tunde has also served on the federal government of Nigeria’s Committee on the Reform and Harmonization of Arbitration/ADR Laws.
He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, the International Bar Association, the Body of Senior Advocates of Nigeria, the London Court of International Arbitration (African Users Council) and the International Arbitration Institute in Paris; he is also a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators UK. He also presently serves on the ICCA/Queen Mary University Task Force on Third Party Funding in International Arbitration. He chairs the management board of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce International Arbitration Centre (LACIAC).
His publications include: Arbitration in Africa: A Review of Key Jurisdictions (Sweet & Maxwell, 2016; co-authored with John Miles and Kamal Shah); “A Case for a Different Analytical Approach to the Enforcement of International Arbitration Agreements: The MV Lupex in Perspective” in Appellate Review (volume 1, p.81, 2009); and “The Principle of Limited Court Intervention Survives in Nigeria … But How Far Will the Courts Go?” in the Kluwer Arbitration blog. (2 August 2013, http://kluwerarbitrationblog.com/blog/author/tundefagbohunlu/).
WWL says: Babatunde Fagbohunlu SAN is known for his “practical insights and diligence in proceedings”, having acted for companies in the oil and gas, telecoms and the banking sectors.
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