May 15, 2017

Lawyer Profile - Babatunde Fagbohunlu, SAN

Tunde Fagbohunlu SAN is a Partner and heads of Litigation, Arbitration and ADR Practice Group. Tunde joined the firm of Aluko & Oyebode (Barristers & Solicitors) in 1993. 

He specializes in commercial litigation and has litigated on extensive range of issues, including that pertaining to oil and gas, maritime, intellectual property, telecommunications, taxation, finance and banking, contracts, receiverships and insolvency, commercial law transactions and general litigation both at trial and appellate levels. 

Tunde has represented various clients including oil companies, telecommunication companies and banks both in litigation and arbitration proceedings. He renders legal advice on a wide range of commercial transactions.

He regularly represents Nigerian as well as foreign and multinational clients in ad hoc arbitrations and arbitrations administered by arbitral institutions such as the International Court of Arbitration of the ICC. 

Tunde was a member of the national committee on the Reform and Harmonization of Arbitration/ADR Laws in Nigeria.

In Chambers Global 2013 legal rankings he was described as "hard-working and thorough"respected by peers for his litigation skills, and is also increasingly involved in arbitration.

Tunde’s expertise has also been recognised in publications such as Who’s Who Legal Nigeria 2010 and 2012. Where he was described as a “fantastic litigator” and (2012), he was noted for his “craftsmanship” in constructing legal arguments when representing international entities in arbitration proceedings. 

Tunde obtained a Bachelor’s degree in law (LLB honors) from the University of Ife, Ile Ife, Nigeria, and an LLM from the University of Lagos, Nigeria, in 1987 and 1991 respectively. He is a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria (admitted 1988).
In December 2008, Tunde was conferred with the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) by the Nigerian Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee. A Nigerian equivalent of the Queen's Counsel.

Tunde participated in the International Arbitration Seminar: Transnational Arbitration Issues in Emerging Markets (jointly organized by Aluko & Oyebode and Clyde & Co) Lagos, Nigeria (February 2011). He was also a speaker at the ICC, UK Annual Arbitration  Practitioners’ Symposium, London, England (July 2010).

·         1991 - University of Lagos, LLM
·         1988 - Nigerian Law School, BL
·         1987 - University of Ife, LLB