Olayinka Oladeji

Olayinka Oladeji

Foreign Associate

Email [email protected]​hoganlovells.com

Phone +49 89 290 12 396

Fax +49 89 290 12 222

LanguagesEnglish, French, German

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

Olayinka Oladeji advises clients in both commercial and investor state arbitration. She focuses on the energy, life sciences and construction sectors.   

Previously, Olayinka advised clients under the domestic arbitration laws of Nigeria and appeared in various matters in the High Courts and Appellate Courts in Nigeria. Admitted to the Nigerian Bar, she brings onboard her wealth of experience advising clients in African countries to the German-African practice. She also writes and advises on investment opportunities in Africa. She has an avid interest in public international law and adopts a business outlook in advising clients.

Olayinka has worked with a top-tier commercial law firm in Africa and an international organization in Geneva. She studied law in Nigeria and holds a Master of Law degree in International Law from the Graduate Institute Geneva. She is fluent in English, has advanced knowledge of French and intermediate level knowledge of German.

Education and admissions


Master in International Law, with specialization in International Arbitration, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, 2019

B.L., Nigerian Law School, 2015

LL.B., Obafemi Awolowo University Nigeria, 2013


Young ICCA

Nigerian Bar Association

Association of Young Arbitrators (AYA)

Representative experience

Advising a state-owned entity in an arbitration case in the oil and gas sector.

Advising a global healthcare company regarding disputes arising from a supply agreement.

Acting for multinational corporations on commercial law matters before Nigerian courts (High Courts, Courts of Appeal and Supreme Court).*

Advising multinational corporations on domestic arbitration laws and proceedings in Nigeria.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

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