Ademola Bamgbose

Ademola Bamgbose


Email [email protected]​

Phone +44 20 7296 2881

Fax +44 20 7296 2001

LanguagesEnglish, Yoruba

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

Dr. Ademola Bamgbose is a lawyer in the international arbitration and litigation group at Hogan Lovells. He is also a key member of the global Africa practice, and is admitted to practice in Nigeria, England and Wales.

He represents clients in high-value international disputes and advises clients on issues spanning multiple sectors and jurisdictions, including Africa and other emerging markets. 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 also worked at a leading commercial litigation law firm in Lagos, where he advised on commercial law issues and represented clients in complex litigations at superior courts in Nigeria.

His PhD thesis (completed with distinction) at the University of Warwick examined the arbitration frameworks in Nigeria, Ghana, England and Wales and the OHADA region in Africa. He regularly contributes to ongoing discussions on development in Africa, with some of his contributions featuring on leading platforms across the globe.

Dr. Bamgbose is an honorary (international arbitration) lecturer at Nigeria's premier university, University of Ibadan; Director of the Africa Arbitration Academy; and Regional Representative (Africa) at the London Court of International Arbitration – Young International Arbitration Group.

Awards and recognitions


Rising Star in International Arbitration
Legal 500

Education and admissions


PhD in International Arbitration, University of Warwick

LLM in International Commercial Law, University College London

B.L., Nigerian Law School, Lagos

Bachelor of Laws, University of Ibadan, Nigeria


Co-Founder, Africa Arbitration

Regional Representative (Africa), LCIA Young International Arbitration Group

ICC Young Arbitrators Forum

Nigerian Bar Association

Law Society of England and Wales

Young Singapore International Arbitration Centre

Court admissions

Supreme Court of Nigeria

Senior Courts of England and Wales

Related knowledge

Africa Insights

Representative experience

Acting for an African state entity in a high-value LCIA Arbitration arising from a contract for provision of services relating to mobile payments, including claims of fraud.

Acting for a Global Fortune 500 company in appeals before the English Court of Appeal and Supreme Court in relation to a guarantee, including claims of bribery.

Acting for a West African investor in a high-value LCIA Arbitration against a listed South African multi-national arising from a telecommunications joint venture.

Advising a Central Asian company on English enforcement proceedings arising in relation to an ICC Arbitration, including claims of state immunity.

Acting for an Asian State in an LCIA Arbitration against an European multinational regarding a high-value dispute arising from a contract in the telecommunications sector.

Advising an East African investor in relation to claims arising from a share purchase agreement with a United State government international development fund and administered by the UNCITRAL rules.

Acting for a Southern African company in a LCIA dispute against a multinational energy company in relation to the breach of an agency agreement.

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