Olasupo Shasore
Name: Olasupo Shasore
Firm Name: ALP Legal
Country: Nigeria
Expertise: Arbitration


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Professional Biography:

Olasupo 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.

He has been engaged in the resolution of various commercial disputes by arbitration and has advised various clients in the Oil and Gas, Power and Construction industries for many years. He was also consulted by the Lagos State Government on reforms in the electric power sector. He was member/secretary of the Presidential Petroleum Revenue Special Taskforce and more recently, a resource person to the Federal Ministry of Solid Minerals in connection with the Roadmap for the Growth and Development of the Nigerian Mining Industry. Shasore chaired the Committee on the Reform of Nigeria’s national Arbitration Law and led the amendment of the LCA Rules (2013) to provide for “Special Measure” Emergency Arbitrators.

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).

Firm Overview:

ALP (Africa Law Practice) is a commercial law firm in Nigeria, established as the result of a carefully cultivated 25 year vision. The partnership practices under the name ‘Africa Law Practice’ and ‘ALP Legal’. The firm is a strategic merger of distinct practices bringing together legal, business and policy expertise that underscores Africa’s growth. The merged practices have easily placed ALP Legal at the forefront, as a leading corporate commercial law firm.

As increased investment and rapid private sector growth in Africa transformed its economies, the need for home-grown, regionally-oriented and excellent quality legal services became imperative. This also led to the establishment of ALP Legal, as a Nigeria-based, Africa business-focused firm that delivers the very best of African legal and advisory services.

The partners have over 100 years of combined experience in legal and business advisory services in Nigeria and internationally. Additionally, our significant experience in the public sector and government relations gives us an advantage in helping our clients to navigate Nigeria’s sometimes complex regulatory and public sector landscape.

We deliver solution-driven services which only local expertise and regional connections can provide. We work in partnership with our clients to understand their needs and ensure we provide them with business-driven results. We have first-hand experience of being the ‘client’, of setting-up, operating and growing businesses in Nigeria and beyond, so we are well placed to truly understand and anticipate our clients’ needs.

Our knowledge is the wealth of our expertise, this is at the core of our service offering. We are ‘what we know’ and ‘who we know’ – we draw upon our sector and industry experience, as well as our extensive network of contacts to deliver innovative solutions to clients. We are the law firm that wants to continue to innovate, to exceed client expectations and contribute to the development of African commercial markets, the legal services sector and the growth of African IP.

Africa Law Practice is associated with ALP International (Mauritius) Ltd and with partner law offices around the continent.

“We are an Africa-focused professional service firm built on integrity and trust. We promise to always maintain the highest ethical standards, using our knowledge, innovation and pragmatism to deliver true value, in partnership with our clients and the society.”

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