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

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Who's Who Legal Asset Recovery: Lawyers

Babajide Ogundipe obtained his law degree from the University of London in 1978 and was called to the Nigeria Bar in 1979. After nine years at Chief Rotimi Williams' Chambers, he co-founded Sofunde, Osakwe, Ogundipe & Belgore in 1989.

He became a Notary Public of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. A fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators since 1994, he held various positions in the Nigerian branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators between 1997 and 2009. He is currently on the board of the Lagos Court of Arbitration and served as its president from 2010 to 2014.

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.

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 has served as an officer on the International Bar Association's anti-corruption committee and regulation of lawyers' compliance committee.

WWL says: Babajide Ogundipe is internationally recognised as a world-class asset recovery lawyer and is highlighted for his excellent work on related fraud investigations.

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Babajide Ogundipe obtained his LLB from the University of London in 1978 and was called to the Nigeria Bar in 1979. After nine years at Chief Rotimi Williams’ Chambers, he co-founded Sofunde, Osakwe, Ogundipe & Belgore in 1989. A fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators since 1994, he held various positions in the Nigerian branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators between 1997 and 2009, 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.

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

As arbitrator, he has been appointed in cases involving oil and gas-related engineering and exploration issues, the provision of marine and aviation services, insurance, road and building construction, airline agency commissions, sports sponsorships, defence contracts and electricity generation, 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.

A frequent speaker at conferences 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 Ogundipe is a leading light in the Nigerian market with impressive experience in corporate investigations. Interviewees describe him as “a great lawyer to work with”. 

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

Who's Who Legal Nigeria - Litigation

Babajide Ogundipe obtained his LLB from the University of London in 1978 and was called to the Nigeria Bar in 1979. After nine years at Chief Rotimi Williams’ Chambers, he co-founded Sofunde, Osakwe, Ogundipe & Belgore in 1989. A fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators since 1994, he held various positions in the Nigerian branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators between 1997 and 2009, 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.

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

As arbitrator, he has been appointed in cases involving oil and gas-related engineering and exploration issues, the provision of marine and aviation services, insurance, road and building construction, airline agency commissions, sports sponsorships, defence contracts and electricity generation, 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.

A frequent speaker at conferences 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 Ogundipe is “a very thorough practitioner” who one market player describes as “number one on my list”.

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

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