Dr Babatunde Ajibade


Dr Babatunde Ajibade, is the Managing Partner of S. P. A. Ajibade & Co.

Since his admission to the Nigerian Bar in 1989, he has been engaged in active and full-time corporate and commercial practice, save for time taken out to pursue his postgraduate education.

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 corporate and 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, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court and are reported in Nigerian Law Reports.

Dr Ajibade also has extensive experience in all aspects of commercial arbitration, both domestic and international, as well as in investment treaty arbitration.

Dr Ajibade also has extensive experience in corporate commercial practice and company secretarial practice and has been involved in the Nigerian capital market as solicitor in several public offers of securities as well as in mergers and acquisitions.

Dr Ajibade is a council member of the Nigerian Bar Association’s Section on Business Law and is currently the Vice-Chairman of the sub-Committee on Banking, Finance and Insolvency.

He was the Chairman of the Capital Market Solicitors Association between 2011 and 2013. He was also the Vice-Chairman of the Rules & Regulations Sub-committee of the Nigerian Securities and Exchange Commission’s Capital Market Committee from 2008 to 2012.

Dr Ajibade was elevated to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria in December, 2007. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies in London, an International Practice Fellow of the International Bar Association and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, United Kingdom.

Dr Ajibade has a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Private International Law and a Master of Laws, Corporate Commercial Law form University of London King’s College.

He completed a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Degree from the Obafemi Awolowo University, formerly University of Ife in Nigeria and completed a Barrister at Law (BL) qualification from the Nigerian Law School.


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