Nigeria: Arbitration 2018

In this chapter we recognise 23 practitioners for their work and expertise handling both domestic and international arbitration proceedings.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Funke Adekoya SAN AÉLEX, Lagos
2. Dorothy Udeme Ufot SAN Dorothy Ufot & Co, Lagos
3. Babatunde J Fagbohunlu SAN Aluko & Oyebode, Lagos


AÉLEX’s Funke Adekoya is an outstanding practitioner who is “very highly experienced in arbitration matters”. She provides particular insight into matters relating to insolvency and restructuring.

Dorothy Udeme Ufot SAN at Dorothy Ufot & Co is a top-notch arbitration practitioner who stands out in the Nigerian market for her expert handling of corporate and commercial disputes.

Babatunde Fagbohunlu SAN of Aluko & Oyebode is “a very good name in arbitration” according to market observers. He is an adept arbitrator, with extensive insight into the energy, telecommunications and transportation sectors.

At Punuka Attorneys & Solicitors, Anthony Idigbe SAN is an excellent practitioner to whom sources give great praise in our research this year. He has an impressive practice that offers clients over 30 years’ experience in the field, with great expertise in the telecommunications industry.

Fabian Ajogwu of Kenna Partners has a strong reputation in the Nigerian market and continues to garner high praise from respondents for his specialist expertise in the fields of shipping and energy.

Doyin Rhodes-Vivour & Co’s Adedoyin Rhodes-Vivour garners strong praise from market sources for her first-class practice. She provides clients with a wealth of expertise as both arbitrator and counsel across the financial services and energy sectors.

Olisa Agbakoba Legal’s Priscilla Ogwemoh is “a renowned lawyer in Nigeria” who “has very wide knowledge and great skill in arbitration matters”, with over 20 years’ experience across a range of industries.

Babatunde Ajibade SAN of SPA Ajibade & Co continues to be rated as a favourite among our sources, from whom he commands great respect. His practice comes with over 25 years’ dedicated experience, working on a number of foreign judgment enforcements.

Bayo Ojo & Co’s Bayo Ojo SAN is a popular practitioner who earns high praise in our research this year. He provides clients with over 40 years' experience, including time spent working as an arbitrator.

Fidelis Oditah QC SAN of Fidelis Oditah & Co is “a very confident practitioner” who “knows his law” according to sources, who commend his specialist insight into the banking sector.

At Funmi Roberts & Company, Funmi Roberts is an outstanding practitioner who provides over 30 years’ experience as both arbitrator and counsel in a range of commercial disputes.

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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

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