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Babajide Oladipo Ogundipe

Babajide Ogundipe obtained his law degree from the University of London in July 1978 and was called to the Nigeria Bar in July 1979. A partner of Sofunde, Osakwe, Ogundipe and Belgore since its founding in 1989, he has practiced as a commercial litigator in Nigeria and appeared before arbitral tribunals around the world for more than 35 years. 

Babajide O. Ogundipe is an experienced arbitrator, having been elected a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in 1994. He served as the chairman of the Nigerian branch of the Institute from 2006 to 2009. He was the first president of the Lagos Court of Arbitration, serving from February 2010 to February 2014, and continues to sit on its board.

He is a frequent speaker in Nigeria and abroad on arbitration, anti-corruption, asset recovery issues and on the regulation of the legal profession. He is International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) FraudNet’s Nigeria representative. Babajide O. Ogundipe was an officer on the International Bar Association’s anti-corruption and regulation of lawyers’ compliance committees for several years.

Practice Area

Dispute Resolution

Education & Membership

Nigerian Law School - B.L, (1979)

University of London - LL. B Hons. (1978)

Fellow Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) 1994 Member

London Court of International Arbitration, Member

Pan African Council. Member