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Hamid Abdulkareem



Hamid is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution practice of Aluko & Oyebode. His practice focus is Litigation, Arbitration and ADR.  

He is an experienced litigator and arbitration counsel, and regularly advises and represents clients in disputes on an extensive range of issues, including those pertaining to energy and natural resources, taxation, company and labour law. Some of his cases have resulted in landmark judgments from the Nigerian courts, including the decision that Nigerian courts have no jurisdiction to issue anti-arbitration injunctions (Statoil v. NNPC, 2013). 

Hamid has in recent years been involved in the resolution of a wide range of disputes arising from Nigeria’s petroleum industry, and is a trusted adviser in this area. 


  • 2011 - London School of Economics and Political Science, LLM
  • 2008 - Nigerian Law School, BL
  • 2007 - University of Ilorin, LLB

Professional Experience

  • 2018 - to date; Partner, Aluko & Oyebode
  • 2012 - 2017; Senior Associate, Aluko & Oyebode
  • 2011; Associate, Aluko & Oyebode
  • 2008 - 2010; Associate, Olaniwun Ajayi LP

Awards and Recognitions

  • Excellence in Advocacy Award, conferred at the 2015 Singapore International Arbitration Academy.
  • Master’s degree in International Business Law from the prestigious London School of Economics and Political Science.
  • Certificate of Merit for Representing Nigeria at the International Rounds of the 48th Phillip Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, Washington, DC, US.