Practice Areas

Dispute Resolution


S. P. A. Ajibade & Co. has a very vibrant and large dispute resolution practice that spans proceedings in the various trial and appellate courts in Nigeria and local and international arbitration in different parts of the world. Our dispute resolution practice handles claims-raising issues ranging through Actionable and Fraudulent Misrepresentations, Banking Law, Carriage of Goods by Sea Air and Land, Company Law, Construction Contracts, Defamation, Enforcement of Foreign Judgments, Enforcement of Shareholders Agreements, Hospitality Contracts, Insolvency Practice (Winding Up, Liquidations and Receiverships), Insurance Law, Intellectual Property, International Trade and Foreign Exchange, Labour and Employment, Mining and Quarrying, Occupiers Liability, Privatisation, Property, Public Sector Civil Works Contracts, Securities Law and Practice and Telecommunications.

We have conducted arbitrations pursuant to institutional rules such as the rules made by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), as well as under ad-hoc references. Several members of the firm are members of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, United Kingdom. Litigation is a key component of S. P. A. Ajibade & Co.’s dispute resolution practice. This includes disputes involving breach of contract, fraud, securities laws, intellectual property, banking, shareholder rights, mortgage foreclosure claims and other commercial/personal disputes.

Lawyers in the firm are qualified to appear before every court in Nigeria and have access to extensive resources comparable to that of any other leading law firm. Thus, apart from providing excellent technical advice, we are well placed to proffer solutions that allow quick resolution of complex disputes.

  • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Domestic and International Arbitration, including Investment Treaty Arbitration
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution, including Mediation, Conciliation and Negotiation
  • Capital Markets Dispute Resolution, including proceedings before the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Investments and Securities Tribunal (IST) and the regular courts
  • Private International Law litigation with particular expertise in the law relating to the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments
  • Public International Law litigation before international tribunals such as the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice

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