Babatunde A. Sodipo is a Partner in AJUMOGOBIA & OKEKE, a leading commercial law firm in Nigeria. He is also a co-head of the Dispute Resolution and Arbitration team of the firm. Babatunde has over twenty-seven years’ post-call experience specialising in the resolution of various commercial disputes by litigation at various levels of the Nigerian courts system and by arbitration. He specialises in product liability, environmental law, employment law, intellectual property and retail real estate. Babatunde has substantial experience in corporate commercial and compliance advisory on a wide range of matters, including the negotiation and drafting of industry specific agreements. He advises domestic and international clients in the energy, tobacco, aviation, banking, insurance and beverages industries. Babatunde was a member of the Review Panel established in 2007 by the Attorney-General of Lagos State, Nigeria, to review the High Court of Lagos State (Civil Procedure) Rules. He is a Notary Public for Nigeria, an associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, U.K. and a member of the Nigerian Bar Association and the International Bar Association. Babatunde is a jurisdiction author, who contributed the Nigerian chapters of Getting the Deal Through – Product Liability 2011 - 2016 – an international annual report on Product Liability in 33 jurisdictions worldwide and Getting the Deal Through – Product Recall 2010 – 2012 – an international annual report on Product Recall in 28 jurisdictions worldwide.
Education and Professional Experience
Babatunde was admitted to the Nigerian Bar in November 1988. He attended the University of Ife where he obtained an LL.B Degree in 1987. In 1997, he obtained an LL.M Degree from the University of Lagos. In November 1988, Babatunde joined the law firm of Fani-Kayode & Sowemimo where he practiced for a period of 11 years. He subsequently joined the law firm of AJUMOGOBIA & OKEKE in December 1999. He became a Partner in AJUMOGOBIA & OKEKE in 2011.