Lagos-based disputes lawyer, Babatunde Ajibade SAN, partner at SPA Ajibade, discusses the increasing complexity of commercial disputes and the importance of effective communication in the field of dispute resolution.
What is your current role in dispute resolution?
My current role in dispute resolution is more often than not as counsel, either in litigation or in arbitration. I have sat as a sole arbitrator once and I’m looking to develop that aspect of my practice further, but for now my predominant experience is as counsel. So, I would describe myself as an advisor.
I specialise in commercial dispute resolution across a relatively broad spectrum – company law disputes, insolvency, banking, joint ventures, aviation, investments, insurance, common law actions for breach contract and tort, amongst others.
I have wanted to be a litigator for as long as I can remember. I enjoy pitting my wits against adversaries in court or before a tribunal. I also get a sense of satisfaction from achieving results for my clients, especially when their cause is just (which is not always the case!). Continue reading