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Babatunde Ajibade SAN

Babatunde Ajibade SAN
Office:
Suite 301, SPAACO House
27A Macarthy Street
Onikan
City:
Lagos
Country:
Nigeria
Tel:
+234 802 302 8989
Fax:
+234 1 460 5092

Biographies:

Who's Who Legal Nigeria - Arbitration

Dr Babatunde Ajibade is the managing partner of SPA Ajibade & Co, a leading corporate and commercial law firm with offices in Lagos, Ibadan and Abuja, Nigeria.

Babatunde is a dispute resolution specialist and has substantial expertise in international commercial arbitration, especially in the fields of company law, hospitality law and investment treaty law. He has conducted arbitration proceedings under the UNCITRAL and LCIA rules involving complicated shareholder disputes arising from the alleged breach of restrictive pre-emptive rights and damages claims arising from alleged breaches of hotel development and management contracts. He has also conducted several ad hoc references and is currently coordinating an investment treaty arbitration claim against a host state. Babatunde also sits as an arbitrator, and is currently presiding as sole arbitrator in an international commercial arbitration with its seat in Lagos, Nigeria involving alleged breaches of the terms of an international executive employment contact.

Babatunde also has extensive experience in all aspects of corporate and commercial litigation. He has prosecuted and defended numerous claims relating to corporate disputes acting on the instructions of shareholders, directors or their companies. He has also prosecuted and defended several claims on behalf of and against banks and insurance companies. He has a firm grasp of the commercial issues involved in such litigation.

Babatunde also has extensive experience in transactional corporate and commercial legal practice and has been involved in the formation, maintenance and regulation of all types of business entities in Nigeria. He has been involved in the Nigerian capital market as a solicitor in several public offers of securities and in mergers and acquisitions and was the pioneer secretary, vice chairman and is a past chairman of the Capital Market Solicitors Association. He was vice chairman of the rules and regulations sub-committee of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s capital markets committee, a member of council and vice chairman of the banking, finance and insolvency sub-committee of the Nigerian Bar Association’s section on business law.

Babatunde is a member of the LCIA’s African Users Council, the Lagos Court of Arbitration and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Babatunde was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1989. He obtained an LLM degree in corporate and commercial law in 1990 and a PhD in private international law in 1996, both from King’s College London. He has been a fellow of the Society of Advanced Legal Studies in the UK since 1996. He was elevated to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria in December 2007. He was awarded the International Practice Fellowship of the International Bar Association in Madrid in October 2009 and he became a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators UK in January 2015.

WWL says: Babatunde Ajibade SAN has a “formidable reputation in the market”, particularly for his work involving both domestic and international commercial arbitrations as well as in investment treaty arbitrations.

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

Who's Who Legal Nigeria - Capital Markets

Dr Babatunde Ajibade is the managing partner of SPA Ajibade & Co, a leading corporate and commercial law firm with offices in Lagos, Ibadan and Abuja, Nigeria.

Babatunde has extensive experience in transactional corporate and commercial legal practice and has been involved in the formation, maintenance and regulation of all types of business entities in Nigeria. He has been involved in the Nigerian capital market as a solicitor in several public offers of securities and in mergers and acquisitions and was the pioneer secretary, vice chairman and is a past chairman of the Capital Market Solicitors Association. He was vice chairman of the rules and regulations sub-committee of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s capital markets committee, and is the vice chairman of the banking, finance and insolvency sub-committee of the Nigerian Bar Association’s – section on business law.

Babatunde has participated in several capital market transactions including but not limited to capital raising and capital markets advisory work. Babatunde led the teams that have advised various state governments in Nigeria at various times in raising a total sum of 380 billion naira from the Nigerian capital market and also led the team that advised one of Nigeria’s largest banks on what is still the largest capital raising exercise carried out in a single offer. He also led the team that advised a company in the Nigerian brewing industry in what has been the largest merger in the sector. Babatunde has also advised extensively on corporate acquisitions, both domestic and cross-border.

Babatunde is also a dispute resolution specialist and has been involved in all aspects of corporate and commercial litigation and arbitration, especially in the fields of company law, banking law, insolvency law, insurance law, investment law and securities law.

In view of the confluence between his involvement in capital markets law and practice and his practice as a commercial litigator, Babatunde has a particular interest in the law and practice of the Investments and Securities Tribunal, a specialist tribunal established in Nigeria to deal with capital market disputes and has written extensively on the workings of the tribunal. One such paper is available online via www.cdr-news.com/categories/litigation/4556-capitally-complex.

Babatunde brings his expertise in commercial dispute resolution to bear in his approach to transactional corporate and commercial legal practice. Because he is aware of the issues that often give rise to commercial disputes, he is able to advise on how to avoid or provide for such issues in negotiating transactions, thus delivering optimum value to his clients.

Babatunde was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1989. He obtained an LLM degree in corporate and commercial law in 1990 and a PhD in private international law in 1996, both from King’s College London. He has been a fellow of the Society of Advanced Legal Studies in the UK since 1996. He was elevated to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria in December 2007. He was awarded the International Practice Fellowship of the International Bar Association in Madrid in October 2009 and he became a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators UK in January 2015.

WWL says: Babatunde Ajibade SAN is held up as “a senior and accomplished member of the Nigerian bar”.

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

Who's Who Legal Nigeria - Commercial Litigation

Dr Babatunde Ajibade is the managing partner of SPA Ajibade & Co, a leading corporate and commercial law firm with offices in Lagos, Ibadan and Abuja, Nigeria.

Babatunde is a commercial litigator and also has substantial expertise in arbitration. He has been involved in all aspects of corporate and commercial litigation and arbitration, especially in the fields of company law, banking law, insolvency law, insurance law, investment law, securities law and recently, aviation law. He is currently part of a multi-jurisdictional consortium prosecuting damages claims arising from a fatal air crash that occurred in Nigeria in 2012. He has prosecuted and defended numerous claims relating to corporate disputes acting on the instructions of shareholders, directors or their companies. He has also prosecuted and defended several claims on behalf of and against banks and insurance companies. He has a firm grasp of the commercial issues involved in such litigation.

Babatunde also has extensive experience in transactional corporate and commercial legal practice and has been involved in the formation, maintenance and regulation of all types of business entities in Nigeria. He has been involved in the Nigerian capital market as a solicitor in several public offers of securities and in mergers and acquisitions and was the pioneer secretary, vice chairman and is a past chairman of the Capital Market Solicitors Association. He was vice chairman of the rules and regulations sub-committee of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s capital markets committee; and a member of the council, and vice chairman of the banking, finance and insolvency sub-committee, of the Nigerian Bar Association’s section on business law.

In view of the confluence between his practice as a commercial litigator and his involvement in capital markets law and practice, Babatunde has a particular interest in the law and practice of the Investments and Securities Tribunal, a specialist tribunal established in Nigeria to deal with capital market disputes and has written extensively on the workings of the Tribunal. One such paper is available online via www.cdr-news.com/categories/litigation/4556-capitally-complex.

Babatunde also has a special interest in the law relating to the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and has handled several cases involving this area of private international law.

Babatunde brings his expertise in transactional corporate and commercial legal practice to bear in his approach to commercial litigation. Because he is aware of the considerations that motivate corporate business decisions, he is better able to identify and advise on the key issues in a commercial dispute, thus saving his clients from expending time and resources on litigation that does not further their commercial objectives.

Babatunde was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1989. He obtained an LLM degree in corporate and commercial law in 1990 and a PhD in private international law in 1996, both from King’s College London. He has been a fellow of the Society of Advanced Legal Studies in the UK since 1996. He was elevated to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria in December 2007. He was awarded the International Practice Fellowship of the International Bar Association in Madrid in October 2009 and he became a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators UK in January 2015.

WWL says: Babatunde Ajibade SAN is considered a litigation specialist with significant expertise in banking law, intra-company shareholder disputes and insolvency and reinsurance litigation.

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

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