Olasupo Shasore SAN, FCIARB

Chairman, Nigeria International Advisory Council

Olasupo Shasore is a partner at Africa Law Practice and a Senior Counsel as well as serving as the Chair of CWEIC’s Nigeria Advisory Board

Olasupo Shasore is a partner at Africa Law Practice and a Senior Counsel (a member of the inner bar, appointed Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) in 2006); often referred to as a ‘seasoned arbitrator and strategic litigator’, thirty years of experience acting for sovereign, sub-national and private international parties in international commercial & investment arbitration/ litigation and other advisory capacities; shipping & maritime law, project and risk advice in mining, natural resources, energy and infrastructure; seasoned and frequently appointed arbitrator or expert on Nigerian Law.

Shasore has significant experience in commercial arbitration; lead counsel in an on-going complex State- Investor dispute, an International Investment Arbitration before ICSID Tribunal; Represented the Sovereign States and entities in leading precedents on Sovereign Immunity in Nigeria; Frequently selected expert on Nigerian law at arbitration/foreign proceedings.

Olasupo is a counsel and legal adviser to the Eko Atlantic City development project, a ten million square meter city and infrastructure development project in Nigeria; Energy advisor to energy sector investors and transactions involving significant power company M&A transactions; significant public sector experience: Attorney-General for Lagos State Nigeria, (2007-2011); He was a member of ICCA’s Consultative Workshop Cooperation among African Arbitral Initiatives; London Court of International Arbitration Africa User Group; the Panel of Recognised International Market Experts (PRIME) and its Advisory Committee; the International Lawyers for Africa (ILFA); board member of Nigeria Ports Authority and Interswitch.

Author: ‘Commercial Arbitration Law and International Practice in Nigeria’ (2011) (Johnson & Shasore); ‘Jurisdiction and Sovereign Immunity in Nigerian Commercial Law (Practice and Textbook) (NIIA 2007); Publisher and Editor-in-Chief (since 2004), Commercial Law Reports of Nigeria(CLRN).