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Olaoye Olalere, MCIArb Senior Associate

d: Dispute Resolution
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Mr. Olalere is a member of the Firm’s Dispute Resolution Department but he also works closely with our Corporate Finance & Capital Market practice. Mr. Olalere’s core competencies are in the area of Corporate and Commercial dispute resolution (litigation and arbitration) involving Banking, Real Estate, Labour Law, Hotel & Tourism Investments, Companies Incorporation and Management and he also has good understanding of the Nigerian energy industry. Mr. Olalere has represented clients at the Industrial Arbitration Panel (IAP), the Industrial Court, as well as trial and appellate courts in Nigeria and he has also acted as counsel to parties in big ticket arbitrations under the UNCITRAL arbitration rules, LCIA rules and several adhoc arbitrations under the Arbitration and Conciliation Act.

Beyond his active dispute resolution practice, Mr. Olalere has been involved in several corporate commercial transactions including rendering advisory services and conducts due diligence services, on an ongoing basis to individuals and corporate clients. He acted as counsel in the loan on-boarding exercise for Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) regarding bad loans (in excess of N100 billion).

He is also a Notary Public for Nigeria.

  • Queen Mary, University of London - Master of Laws Degree in Energy and Natural Resources Law (2014).
  • Chattered Institute of Arbitration, UK, 2010
  • Nigerian Law School - Barrister at Law (BL) Second Class (Upper Division), 2006
  • University of Maiduguri - Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) with Honors, 2004
  • Nigerian Bar Association (NBA)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) and Nigeria
  • Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) (Student member)
  • Member, International Chambers of Commerce Young Arbitrators Forum
  • “Searching for contractual equilibrium: is a production-sharing agreement in the oil and gas industry a fair balance between the interests of the host state, national oil company and foreign investor? [I.E.L.R. 2015, 1,] 30-38 -March 2015.
  • “Are the DISCOs Ready for the Declaration of Transitional Electricity Market?” Published by Thisday Newspaper on 30/09/2014 at p.10/
  • “Privatization of Electricity Industry in Nigeria: Lessons from Europe and United States of America” Renewable Energy Law and Policy Review [R.E.L.P. 2014, 5(2), 136-149] - December 2014
  • “Nigerian Refineries | A Case For Urgent Privatization For Better Management”, QM Law & Business Journal, Issue 2 –[THE SOPHISTS] 24-27 http://www.law.qmul.ac.uk/docs/news/136646.pdf - July 2014
  • “Overview of Commercial Dispute Resolution in Nigeria – Litigation & Dispute Resolution” (Nigerian Chapter- Co-authored with Matthias Dawodu and Debo Ogunmuyiwa) published in the 2nd Edition of the Global Legal Insights Group, London, [192-202] www.globallegalinsights.com - June 2013
  • “Multi-Party/Multi-Contract Arbitration – A challenge on Consent of Parties as Foundational Principle of Arbitration” Business Law Review, [NJBCL Vol. 2 No. 4 (2011)] - May, 2013
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