Babatunde Fagbohunlu, SAN


Tunde has been described as a “fantastic litigator” who is noted for his craftsmanship in constructing legal arguments. He represents clients in litigation and arbitration proceedings in disputes arising in various industries, and renders legal advice on a wide range of commercial transactions.


Tunde is an extremely well-established disputes lawyer, highlighted by market commentators for his reputation and visibility in the arbitration space. He is a respected litigator and has experience in various financial disputes. Many of his clients are from the oil and gas sector. - Chambers Global 2021



Tunde specialises in commercial litigation and arbitration, and has litigated on an extensive range of issues, including maritime, intellectual property, telecommunications, taxation, finance and banking, contracts, receiverships and insolvency, commercial law transactions and general litigation both at trial and appellate levels. He has advised clients in numerous industries, including oil and gas, construction and infrastructure, financial services and telecommunications.

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 International Chamber of Commerce.


  • University of Lagos, LLM, 1991
  • University of Ife, LLB (Hons), 1987


Bar Admissions Outside Nigeria & Special Certifications



Awards & Recognitions
  • In 2008, elevated to the prestigious rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) (the Nigerian equivalent of a Queen’s Counsel)
  • National Committee on the Reform and Harmonization of Arbitration/Alternative Dispute Resolution Laws in Nigeria
  • Serves on the ICCA/Queen Mary University Task Force on Third Party Funding in International Arbitration
  • Chambers Global
  • Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2018, Dispute Resolution – Leading individuals
  • Who’s Who Legal Nigeria, 2010, 2012


Memberships & Professional Associations
  • International Bar Association
  • Nigerian Bar Association
  • Civil Liberties Organization
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • International Arbitration Institute, Paris
  • London Court of International Arbitration, African Users’ Council
  • Chair, Management Board of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce International Arbitration Centre
  • Subeditor, “The Arbitrator”, official newsletter of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Nigeria Branch)
  • Secretary, National Committee on the Reform and Harmonization of Nigeria Arbitration and ADR Laws
  • Lagos State Arbitration Law Reform Committee
  • Member, Executive Council, Maritime Arbitrators Association of Nigeria


Community Service/Pro Bono
  • Criminal pro bono matters/appeals
  • Mentorship of young lawyers