Dr Ademola Bamgbose

Director, Strategy and Operations

Dr. Bamgbose is an international arbitration and litigation lawyer in the London office of Hogan Lovells. He is a key member of the firm’s 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, especially in Africa. 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 a top tier law firm in Lagos, where he advised on sophisticated disputes and represented clients in complex litigations at superior courts in Nigeria.

Dr. Bamgbose has a keen interest in Africa and regularly speaks at conferences and client trainings across the globe. He is widely published, with some of his contributions featuring on leading platforms across the globe. Following his LLM at the University College London, he completed his PhD thesis (with distinction) at the University of Warwick in October 2016. His thesis examined the arbitration frameworks in 19 African countries.

He is an honorary lecturer at Nigeria’s premier university, University of Ibadan; visiting lecturer at the University of Reading, United Kingdom; and reviewer for the Commonwealth Law Bulletin. He is also co-founder of Africa Arbitration; director of Africa Arbitration Academy and a Regional Representative (Africa) of the London Court of International Arbitration-Young International Arbitration Group (LCIA-YIAG).

Dr. Bamgbose is recognised by leading directories like Chambers & Partners and Yahoo Finance/Empower, as one of the future minority leaders in private practice in Europe, United States and Canada.