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Mr Babajide Ogundipe FCIArb

Position: Partner, Sofunde, Osakwe, Ogundipe & Belgore

Expert Overview

With more than forty years’ experience, he is ranked as one of Nigeria’s leading arbitration practitioners by Who’s Who Legal and Chambers Global. A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators since 1993, he was a founding member of its Nigerian Branch, serving as its first Secretary, third Vice-Chair and Branch Chair. He was the first President of the Lagos Court of Arbitration, serving between 2010 and 2014. He is a member of the ICC Commission on Corporate Responsibility and Anti-Corruption, and the Task Force on Issues of Corruption inn International Arbitration of its Commission on Arbitration & ADR. He is currently co-Executive Director of ICC FraudNet.

International Arbitration Appointments

No. of international arbitration appointments 11
No. of those as chair 2
No. of those as sole arbitrator 5
No. of those as wing-arbitrator 4
No. of those appointed by arbitral institutions 5
No. of those that were ad hoc arbitrations 5
Names of African co-arbitrators Yakubu Maikyau; Obosa Akpata; Agada Elachi; C. Adeyemi Candide-Johnson
Names of arbitral institutions involved ICC International Court of Arbitration; Lagos Court of Arbitration; Kigali International Arbitration Centre; Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa
Appointing authority involved in the ad-hoc arbitrations? Yes
Names of appointing authorites involved Nigerian Branch Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Lagos Court of Arbitration
Where did you sit? Lagos; Kigali; London
Under which applicable laws and rules? Nigerian; English; South African; and Rwandan laws; Arbitration Rules under Arbitration & Conciliation Act, Nigeria; UNCITRAL; ICC; AFSA, LCA and the KIAC Rules

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