Olasupo Shasore

Olasupo Shasore

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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; significant deep experience in investor- state arbitration and the leading African counsel in ICSID experience, investment related disputes; 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.

Lead counsel and legal adviser to the Eko Atlantic City development project, a ten million square meter city and infrastructure development project valued at $7.5 billion in Nigeria; Adviser to energy sector investors and transactions involving significant power projects; M&A transactions; significant public sector experience: Attorney-General for Lagos State Nigeria, (2007-2011);

Authorships:

  • Commercial Arbitration-Arbitration Law and International Practice in Nigeria (2011) (Johnson & Shasore);
  • Jurisdiction and Sovereign Immunity in Nigerian Commercial Law (NIIA 2007)
  • Ministering Justice: Administration of Law & Justice in Nigeria (Quramo 2018 Shasore & Bello)
  • Who’s Who Legal Nigeria list him as “an outstanding practitioner who commands great respect from market players”