Sofunde, Osakwe, Ogundipe & Belgore
Sofunde Osakwe is one of Nigeria’s leading litigation firms and top asset-tracing firm. Since its establishment in 1989 by four leading Nigerian litigation lawyers, the firm has built a stellar reputation for helping local and international companies recover millions in stolen assets. As a result, Sofunde Osakwe lawyers are regularly engaged to conduct due diligence for companies looking to invest in Nigeria and to perform background searches on third-party agents to ensure compliance with anti-bribery legislation, including the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The firm owes much of its success to Babajide Ogundipe, a nominee to Who’s Who Legal: Investigations and Who’s Who Legal: Asset Recovery and leader of the firm’s asset tracing work and fraud investigations. Ogundipe heads the firm’s investigations practice and is assisted by investigator and certified fraud examiner Olatunde Ogundipe and junior associate Nneka Ofili, who help run most of the firm’s current investigations and asset recovery work. Sofunde Osakwe only has one office – in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital. However, the firm is a member of the International Chamber of Commerce FraudNet network of asset recovery lawyers and works regularly with other members of that network and other international law firms around the world.
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