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Babajide O Ogundipe

Babajide O Ogundipe
Office:
7th Floor, St Nicholas House
Catholic Mission Street, PO Box 80367
Lafiaji
101231
City:
Lagos
Country:
Nigeria
Tel:
+234 1 462 2502
Fax:
+234 1 462 2501

Biographies:

Who's Who Legal Nigeria - Arbitration

Babajide Ogundipe obtained his LLB from the University of London in 1978 and was called to the Nigeria Bar in 1979. After working in Chief Rotimi Williams' Chambers, he co-founded Sofunde, Osakwe, Ogundipe & Belgore in 1989. He was elected a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in 1994. Between 1997 and 2009, he held various positions in the Nigerian branch of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, serving as chairman from 2006 to 2009. He is currently on the board of the Lagos Court of Arbitration, having served as its president from 2010 to 2014.

He practises as a commercial litigator and an arbitrator. Asset recovery is a major part of his work as a litigator, and he has represented numerous clients in efforts to recover assets lost as a result of fraud and other misfeasance. With this experience, he is recognised as one of Nigeria’s leading lawyers in the field.   

He has been appointed arbitrator in over 30 cases concerning matters including the supply of gas, the construction of gas pipelines, oil and gas-related engineering issues, the provision of marine and aviation services, oil and gas exploration companies, insurance, road and building construction, airline agency commissions, sports sponsorships, defence contracts and electricity generation. These cases have been conducted under the UNCITRAL based rules of Nigeria’s Arbitration and Conciliation Act, ICC Arbitration Rules, UNCITRAL rules in LCIA administered arbitrations and the rules of the Lagos Court of Arbitration.

He is a frequent speaker on arbitration, anti-corruption and asset recovery issues and the regulation of the legal profession. He is ICC FraudNet’s Nigeria representative. He is an active member of the International Bar Association and served for several years as an officer of the anti-corruption and regulation of lawyers’ compliance committees.

WWL says: Babajide has acted for a wide range of notable clients, who hold him in high regard for his “first-rate advice” and “enthusiasm and commitment”.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Nigeria which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Asset Recovery: Lawyers

Babajide Ogundipe obtained his law degree from the University of London in July 1978 and was called to the Nigeria Bar in July 1979. A partner of Sofunde, Osakwe, Ogundipe and Belgore since its founding in 1989, he has practised as a commercial litigator in Nigeria for more than 35 years. His asset recovery practice is part of his practice as a commercial litigator, and he has acted on behalf of numerous clients to assist in the recovery of assets lost as a result of fraud and other misfeasance. He has, as a result, gained enormous experience and has come to be recogniused as one of Nigeria’s leading lawyers in the field.

He was elected a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in 1995, and served as the chairman on the Nigerian branch from 2006 to 2009. He was the first president of the Lagos Court of Arbitration, from February 2010 to February 2014.

He is a frequent speaker, in Nigeria and abroad, on arbitration, anti-corruption and asset recovery issues and on the regulation of the legal profession. He is ICC FraudNet’s Nigeria representative, and an officer on the International Bar Association’s anti-corruption and regulation of lawyers’ compliance committees.

WWL says: Ogundipe is immensely respected for his “brilliant work in the field”. He is a specialist whose disputes practice focuses on arbitration, anti-corruption and asset recovery work.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Asset Recovery which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Investigations: Lawyers

Babajide Ogundipe obtained his law degree from the University of London in July 1978 and was called to the Nigeria Bar in July 1979. He was counsel in Chief Rotimi Williams’ Chambers before leaving to co-found Sofunde, Osakwe, Ogundipe & Belgore in 1989.

He became a Notary Public of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 1991, and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in 1994. He was secretary of the Nigerian branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators between 1997 and 1999, 3rd vice-chairman between 2002 and 2006, and chairman from 2006 to 2009. He continues to be engaged in the activities of the branch, and he is an approved tutor of the institute. He served as president of the Lagos Court of Arbitration, a private sector ADR initiative of the Lagos state government, from May 2010 to May 2014. He is a frequent speaker in Nigeria and abroad on arbitration, anti-corruption and asset recovery issues and on the regulation of the legal profession. He is ICC FraudNet’s Nigeria representative, Africa regional officer on the International Bar Association’s anti-corruption committee and vice-chair for Africa on the IBA’s regulation of lawyers’ compliance committee.

While his practice has primarily been as a commercial litigator, he has been required, since the very start of his career in 1980, to conduct investigations into various different types of fraud and other misconduct on behalf of clients in the banking, insurance, petroleum, pharmaceutical and shipping industries. As a result, he has gained enormous experience and has come to be recognised as one of Nigeria’s leading lawyers in the field.

WWL says: Babajide Ogundipe emerges as one of Nigeria's foremost practitioners in the investigations space.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Investigations which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Nigeria - Commercial Litigation

Babajide Ogundipe obtained his LLB from the University of London in July 1978 and was called to the Nigeria Bar in July 1979. After working in Chief Rotimi Williams' Chambers, he co-founded Sofunde, Osakwe, Ogundipe & Belgore in September 1989.

He was elected a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in 1994. Between 1997 and 2009, he held various positions in the Nigerian branch of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, serving as chairman from 2006 to 2009. He is currently on the board of the Lagos Court of Arbitration, having served as its president from 2010 to February 2014.

He practices as a commercial litigator and an arbitrator. Asset recovery is a major part of his work as a litigator, and he has represented numerous clients in efforts to recover assets lost as a result of fraud and other misfeasance. With this experience, he is recognised as one of Nigeria’s leading lawyers in the field.

He is a frequent speaker on arbitration, anti-corruption and asset recovery issues and the regulation of the legal profession. He is ICC FraudNet’s Nigeria representative. He is an active member of the International Bar Association, and, for several years, served as an officer of the anti-corruption and regulation of lawyers’ compliance committees.

WWL says: Babajide is an “internationally renowned” commercial litigator with over 35 years of experience. According to one client, there is “no other better suited to tackling tough proceedings.” 

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Nigeria which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Litigation: Lawyers

Babajide Ogundipe obtained his LLB from the University of London in July 1978 and was called to the Nigeria Bar in July 1979. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, elected in 1994.  He is a founding member of the Nigerian branch of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, serving as its chairman from 2006 to 2009. He was the first president of the Lagos Court of Arbitration, holding office from February 2010 to February 2014.

He practises primarily as a commercial litigator. As part of this practice, he has been required, since 1980, to conduct investigations into various different types of fraud and other misconduct on behalf of clients in the banking, insurance, petroleum, pharmaceutical and shipping industries. He has also acted on behalf of numerous clients to assist in the recovery of assets lost as a result of fraud and other misfeasance. As a result, he has gained enormous experience, and has come to be recognised as one of Nigeria’s leading lawyers in these fields.

He is a frequent speaker on arbitration, anti-corruption and asset recovery issues and on the regulation of the legal profession. He is ICC FraudNet’s Nigeria representative, and was an office holder on the International Bar Association’s anti-corruption committee and regulation of lawyers' compliance committee between 2010 and 2015.

WWL says: Babajide O Ogundipe has “tremendous experience in litigation”, acting for a wide range of domestic and international clients to resolve their most complicated disputes.  

 

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Litigation which can be purchased from our Shop.

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