Babatunde is a partner and head of the Litigation, Arbitration and ADR Practice Group in
Aluko & Oyebode. 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 Queen’s Counsel).
He regularly represents Nigerian as well as foreign and multinational clients in litigation and
arbitration. Tunde has also served on the Federal Government of Nigeria’s Committee on the
Reform and Harmonization of Arbitration/ADR Laws.
He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, International Bar Association, The Body of
Senior Advocates of Nigeria, the London Court of International Arbitration (African Users
Council), a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators UK and a member of the
International Arbitration Institute (IAI) in Paris. He is a member of the LCIA Court, and he
chairs the Board of Directors of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce International Arbitration
Centre (LACIAC). He also serves on the Management Board of the Commercial Disputes
(Best Practices) Legal Network (ComDis-LawNet).
His writings on arbitration include:
(i). Arbitration in Africa: A Review of Key Jurisdictions (Sweet & Maxwell), 2016 – Co-
Author with John Miles and Kamal Shah);
(ii). “A Case for a Different Analytical Approach to the Enforcement of International
Arbitration Agreements: The M.V. Lupex in Perspective” (2009) Vol. 1 Appellate
Review page 81 and
(iii). “The Principle of Limited Court Intervention Survives in Nigeria … But How Far Will the
Courts Go?” – Kluwer Arbitration Blog, 2 August 2013