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Young Practitioners' Symposium: diversity and efficiency in international arbitration

24 Mar 2022

Ciragan Palace Kempinski, Istanbul, Turkey

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Ademola Bamgbose


Dr. Ademola Bamgbose is an international arbitration and litigation lawyer in the London office of Hogan Lovells. He is also a key member of the firm’s global Africa practice, and is admitted to practice in Nigeria, England and Wales. He represents clients in high-value international arbitration disputes and advises clients on issues spanning multiple sectors and jurisdictions, especially in Africa. He has previously undertaken a commercial litigation secondment in the legal department of a top FTSE 100 company in London. Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, he spent some time at the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris and a top tier law firm in Lagos, where he advised on sophisticated disputes and represented clients in complex litigations at superior courts in Nigeria. Ademola has a keen interest in Africa and regularly speaks at conferences and trainings both within and outside the continent. He is widely published, with some of his contributions featuring in widely-read platforms across the globe. His PhD thesis (completed with distinction) at the University of Warwick, United Kingdom examined the arbitration frameworks in 19 African countries. He recently consulted for an African country in relation to the revision of its arbitration framework and is presently co-leading an institutional research into the efficiency of the arbitration practice in Nigeria. Dr Bamgbose is chair of the Advisory Board of the Lagos Court of Arbitration – Young Arbitrators Network. He is also an honorary lecturer at University of Ibadan, Nigeria and has served as guest lecturer at the University of Reading, United Kingdom. He is also a founding director of the Africa Arbitration Academy and Africa Construction Law organisations, as well as a regional representative (Africa) of the London Court of International Arbitration - Young International Arbitration Group (LCIA-YIAG). Ademola is recognised and ranked by Legal 500 as a rising star in international arbitration. He is also recognised by other leading directories like Chambers & Partners and Yahoo Finance/Empower, as one of the future minority leaders in Europe, United States and Canada.