Executive Council

Hogan Lovells

Vice President (Diaspora)

Overview and Experience

Dr. Bamgbose is a member of the International Arbitration Group and the Africa Practice at Hogan Lovells International LLP. As a lawyer in the market-leading arbitration team in London, he is involved in high-value commercial arbitrations spanning multiple sectors and jurisdictions, including Africa. Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, he had a stint in the Commonwealth department at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Court of Arbitration in Paris. Upon his qualification to practice law in Nigeria, Ademola also worked at top dispute resolution law firm, Babalakin & Co, where he routinely advised on a range of commercial disputes and represented clients in complex litigations at superior courts in Nigeria.


Ademola has a keen interest in emerging markets and regularly contributes to the ongoing discourse on the arbitration practice in Africa. He completed a PhD (with distinction) at the University of Warwick, United Kingdom. His thesis touched on the arbitration frameworks and their suitability for evolving markets in Nigeria, Ghana and the OHADA region. He also served as Assistant Editor of the Journal of Law, Social Justice and Global Development. Ademola obtained his LLM degree from the University College London (UCL) and LL.B from Nigeria’s premier university, University of Ibadan.


Ademola is committed to harnessing the opportunities for growth in Africa. He is the co-founder of Africa Arbitration and the Africa Arbitration Blog. He is also the International Liaison Officer at Association of Young Arbitrators, Nigeria where he serves as a bridge between the organisation and the arbitration community in Europe.  He is a member of the International Bar Association and has served as National Representative, where he represented the interests of young lawyers and law students in the UK. He is also a member of the ICC Young Arbitrators Forum, Young International Arbitration Group (of the London Court of International Arbitration) and Young Singapore International Arbitration Centre.