Dr Babatunde Ajibade 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.
He is a dispute resolution specialist and has substantial expertise in various aspects of commercial litigation and international commercial arbitration, especially in the fields of company law, insolvency law, energy law, labour law, hospitality law, construction law and investment treaty law. He has acted as counsel in both ad hoc and institutional arbitration proceedings and also sits as an arbitrator.
He is a co-Chair of the International Bar Association’s African Regional Forum, a Vice-President of the International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC”) Arbitration Commission’s Steering Committee, a Director of ICC Nigeria, a Director of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce International Arbitration Centre (LACIAC). He is also the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association at national level and of the Judiciary Relations Committee of the Lagos Branch of the association.
Dr. Ajibade was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1989. He obtained an LLM degree in corporate and commercial law in 1990 and a Ph.D. 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 became a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators UK in January 2015.