Managing Partner, SPA Ajibade & Co
Dr. Babatunde Ajibade is the Managing Partner of S. P. A. Ajibade & Co. Since his admission to the Nigerian Bar in 1989, Dr. Ajibade has been engaged in active corporate and commercial practice. His area of academic specialization is in the field of Private International Law, with particular interest in the law relating to the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments. Dr. Ajibade has been involved in all aspects of commercial dispute resolution in Nigeria, and has expertise in litigation involving the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments, banking law, intra-company shareholder disputes, as well as insolvency and insurance litigation. Several of the matters in which he has been involved have come before the highest appellate courts in Nigeria, and are reported in various law reports. Dr. Ajibade also has extensive experience in all aspects of commercial arbitration, as well as in investment treaty arbitration. Dr. Ajibade was elevated to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria in 2007. He is an International Practice Fellow of the International Bar Association and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Dr. Ajibade is a Vice-President of the ICC Arbitration Commission’s Steering Committee, and Co-Vice Chair of the IBA’s African Regional Forum.