Babajide Ogundipe was called to the Nigeria Bar in July 1979. He co-founded Sofunde, Osakwe, Ogundipe & Belgorein 1988, and the firm quickly became one the leading law firms in Lagos, the commercial capital of Nigeria. He practices primarily as a commercial litigator and, as part of this practice, he has been required, since 1980, to conduct investigations into various different types of fraud and other misconduct on behalf of clients in the banking, insurance, petroleum, pharmaceutical and shipping industries. He has also acted on behalf of numerous clients to assist in the recovery of assets lost as a result of fraud and other misfeasance, most significantly the former majority shareholders of Banco Noroeste S.A., following that bank’s acquisition by Banco Santander Brasil. He has enormous experience acting for the victims of fraud, and has come to be recognised as one of Nigeria’s leading lawyers in the asset recovery field. He is a frequent speaker on arbitration, anti corruption and asset recovery issues and on the regulation of the legal profession at international conferences and has served as an officer of the International Bar Association’s Anti-Corruption Committee and Vice-Chair for Africa on the IBA’s Regulation of Lawyers" Compliance Committee.