Babajide Ogundipe is a founding partner of Sofunde, Osakwe, Ogundipe & Belgore and has almost 40 years’ experience as a commercial litigator in Nigeria. He specialises in acting for the victims of fraud and other financial malfeasance to seek the recovery of value lost as a result of such activity. He also, advises on compliance issues and supervises the firm’s conduct of due diligence on behalf of non-Nigerians seeking to invest in Nigeria, as the head. of the firm’s asset tracing and investigations department.
He is one of Nigeria’s most senior arbitrators and held leadership positions in the Nigerian branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, between 1997 and 2009, including Branch Chairman from 2006 to 2009. He is a former president of the Lagos Court of Arbitration, and current board member. He has served as an executive of a number of the International Bar Association’s committees, including the Anti-Corruption Committee. He is ICC FraudNet’s Nigeria representative. Babajide Ogundipe is also a nominee to Who’s Who Legal: Investigations and Who’s Who Legal: Asset Recovery.