Olasupo Shasore is a partner in the law firm of Ajumogobia & Okeke, a leading commercial law firm in Nigeria. He was until May 2011 the attorney general and commissioner for Justice of Lagos State. His areas of specialisation include arbitration, commercial litigation, maritime and shipping and commercial and business crime.
He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; A Senior Advocate of Nigeria; and chairman of the arbitration and ADR committee of the section on business law of the Nigerian Bar Association. He is also the former president of the Lagos Court of Arbitration (until January 2016) and former chairman of the Lagos State Law Reform Commission (until 2015). Shasore led the amendment of LCA Rules 2013 to provide for “Special measures” emergency arbitrators. He is a member of the London Court of International Arbitration, Africa User Group; the Panel of Recognized International Market Experts (PRIME) and its advisory committee; and International Lawyers for Africa (ILFA).
He is also co-author of recently published Commercial Arbitration Law and International Practice in Nigeria (LexisNexis 2012).
He has been engaged in the resolution of various commercial disputes by arbitration and has advised various clients in the oil and gas industry on power and construction matters. He was member/secretary of the presidential petroleum revenue special taskforce and has chaired the committee on reform of the National Arbitration Law.
Shasore was a resource person to the Federal Ministry of Solid Minerals in connection with the Roadmap for the Growth and Development of the Nigerian Mining industry, and was also consulted by the Lagos state government on reforms in the electric power sector.
WWL says: Olasupo Shasore SAN heads both the dispute resolution and maritime practice and is “blessed with a persuasive and assertive style”, one source enthused.
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