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Babatunde O Fagbohunlu, SAN is a partner and the head of the litigation, arbitration and ADR practice group at Aluko & Oyebode. In December 2008, Tunde was conferred with the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) by the Nigerian Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee (the Nigerian equivalent of Queen’s Counsel).
Tunde regularly represents Nigerian, as well as foreign and multinational, clients in ad hoc arbitrations and arbitrations administered by arbitral institutions. He has also acted as an arbitrator at several ad hoc arbitral tribunals as well as arbitrations administered by the Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce and the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA).
He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, the International Bar Association, the Body of Senior Advocates of Nigeria, the LCIA (African Users Council) and the International Arbitration Institute in Paris, and has served on the LCIA Court. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a former chair of the board of directors of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce International Arbitration Centre.
His publications on arbitration include the following: Arbitration in Africa: A Review of Key Jurisdictions (Sweet & Maxwell, 2016, co-authored with John Miles and Kamal Shah); ‘A Case for a Different Analytical Approach to the Enforcement of International Arbitration Agreements: The MV Lupex in Perspective’ (Appellate Review, Volume 1, 2009) and ‘The Principle of Limited Court Intervention Survives in Nigeria . . . But How Far Will the Courts Go?’ (Kluwer Arbitration Blog, 2 August 2013).
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