Dr. Babatunde Ajibade, SAN

Managing Partner of S. P. A. Ajibade & Co

Dr. Babatunde Ajibade, SAN is the managing partner of S. P. A. Ajibade & Co, a leading corporate and commercial law firm with offices in Lagos, Ibadan and Abuja, Nigeria.

Dr. Ajibade is a dispute resolution specialist and has substantial expertise in all aspects of commercial litigation as well as in international commercial arbitration. He has acted as counsel and as an arbitrator in a wide variety of complex commercial disputes.

He is the current chair of the International Bar Association’s African Regional Forum; the chair of the Nigerian Bar Association’s Judiciary Committee; the Chair of the Judiciary Relations Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association, Lagos Branch; a vice president of the ICC Arbitration Commission’s steering committee; a director of ICC Nigeria; a member of the ICC’s Africa Commission; a director of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce International Arbitration Centre (LACIAC); a member of the African Arbitration Association; a member of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) African Users Council; a member of the Lagos Court of Arbitration; and a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) Nigeria branch.

Dr. Ajibade was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1989. He obtained a LLM degree in corporate and commercial law in 1990 and a PhD in private international law in 1996, both from King’s College London. He was elevated to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria in December 2007. He was awarded the International Practice Fellowship of the International Bar Association in Madrid in October 2009 and he became a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators UK in January 2015.