In this chapter we recognise the 33 leading arbitration specialists in the Nigerian market, singled out for their excellence in commercial and investment-related proceedings, on domestic and international levels.
Most highly regarded
Aluko & Oyebode’s Babatunde Fagbohunlu SAN is “an excellent lawyer” and “an expert in his field” who “provides strong advice and has great advocacy skills”.
Hamid Abdulkareem is distinguished by peers as “an exceptional advocate” who is “sharp as a tack, incredibly well spoken” and “definitely one to watch”.
Funke Adekoya SAN at AÉLEX is “very well regarded” as a leading light in Nigeria for international arbitration.
Dorothy Udeme Ufot SAN at Dorothy Ufot & Co is looked upon with enormous favour as a go-to name in Nigeria for international arbitration.
At Doyin Rhodes-Vivour & Co, Adedoyin Rhodes-Vivour draws high praise thanks to her considerable experience acting as sole and presiding arbitrator in high-value disputes.
Fidelis Oditah QC SAN at Fidelis Oditah & Co is a well-recognised name in the Nigerian market where he impresses with his sweeping knowledge of commercial arbitration proceedings.
At Kenna Partners, Fabian Ajogwu stands out among peers thanks to his adept handling of complex international arbitration proceedings.
Chartered arbitrator Tinuade Oyekunle is highly sought after by clients for her deep expertise in international commercial disputes under various arbitral rules including LCIA, ICC and ICSID.
Anthony Idigbe SAN at Punuka Attorneys & Solicitors enjoys a strong international reputation for his excellence in handling sophisticated commercial disputes.
At Bayo Ojo & Co, Bayo Ojo SAN is “highly regarded” among sources who applaud his tremendous knowledge of international commercial arbitration spanning a range of disputes including construction and finance.
Uzoma Azikiwe at Udo Udoma & Belo Osagie is singled out among peers for his remarkable flair for arbitral proceedings across a range of sectors, from oil and gas to telecoms.
Olaniwun Ajayi’s Konyinsola Ajayi SAN receives widespread plaudits as “a sharp and well-prepared arbitrator”.
At Babalakin & Co, Bolanle Olawale Babalakin SAN is an esteemed lawyer, well known in the Nigerian market for his expert handling of arbitration proceedings across a range of sectors.
Olawale Adeola Akoni SAN is highly recommended by sources who note he excels in commercial dispute resolution spanning litigation and arbitration proceedings.
Babajide Ogundipe at Sofunde Osakwe Ogundipe & Belgore is a top-notch lawyer, well recognised in the market for his superb work in commercial arbitration proceedings.