Dispute Resolution Practice Group

We are recognised as a leading dispute resolution Law Firm in Nigeria. Our reputation is based on over 40 years of providing reliable legal advice and representation to our clients.

We have a robust dispute resolution practice that covers the areas of arbitration, litigation, mediation and legal risk management. We also provide litigation audit services as part of legal due diligence or for litigation portfolio assessments by corporates and governments. Clients choose Tayo Oyetibo LP for our specialist expertise and pioneering approach to the resolution of some of the most complex disputes. 

Our focus is always on achieving the best results for our clients around the world. Our dispute resolution lawyers have represented clients before courts, tribunals and regulators in virtually all of the States in Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. We are routinely active on sensitive cases of wide public, national and international interest.

Our dispute resolution practice is constituted by four practice units.


Criminal Litigation Practice Unit

Criminal litigations have always been a hallmark of our disputes practice. We act for individual, government and corporate clients in every aspect of criminal law, including criminal investigations and litigations relating to asset tracing claims, corporate fraud, extradition, bribery and corruption, business and regulatory crime, official secrets, intellectual property and miscellaneous offences. We represent clients at all levels of courts, from the High Courts to the Supreme Court. We are regularly instructed to act in some of the most sensitive and high-profile criminal litigations in Nigeria.

Public Law Litigation Practice Unit

Our expertise in public law litigation is wide-ranging and highly regarded. Public law litigations have historically been one of the foundations of TOLP’s practice since our establishment. Our team of lawyers have an exceptional reputation in all areas of public law and we are regularly instructed in high profile and complex judicial reviews and public law considerations and other cases. We draw upon expertise in several different areas, including administrative law, constitutional law, electoral law, environmental law, human rights law, torts, immigration law and international law. This means we can always provide a team of experts for each case and cover a full range of public law matters. We have been involved in several public law litigations of high national and international importance and interest, including post-election litigations challenging elections to the senior public offices like those of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, State Governors, Senators and other legislative offices.

Property and General Litigation Practice Unit

We have one of the most robust property litigation teams in Nigeria and our broad expertise means we can support clients with all their property litigation requirements. We act for property developers, landholding families, governments, property investors, utilities companies, landowners, landlords and tenants concerning all types of property litigations. Such cases include landlord and tenant disputes, right of way and easement disputes, title to land disputes and land transaction fraud disputes. Lawyers in our Property and General Litigation Practice Unit also advise and represent clients in a wide range of general and civil litigation disputes. These include child rights, construction, consumer protection, defamation, employment, family and probate, matrimonial matters, trusts.

Arbitration and Commercial Litigation Practice Unit

Lawyers in our Arbitration and Commercial Litigation Practice Unit typically represent businesspeople, governments, Nigerian and multinational corporates in some of the most important domestic and international commercial disputes. We act in some of the most high-profile and groundbreaking commercial cases in Nigeria. Our commercial litigation lawyers have the depth and expertise to conduct heavyweight litigation in any court in Nigeria. Our work in this area covers a wide range of disputes relating but not limited to banking and finance, companies, debt recovery and insolvency, insurance, intellectual property, international trade, judgment enforcement, oil and gas, tax, shipping and transportation. Our arbitration practice is led by Fellows of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators who, are leading arbitration practitioners with significant experience in domestic and international arbitrations arising from diverse sectors of the economy. Our lawyers have acted in arbitrations under a diverse number of rules, including UNCITRAL, ICC, LCA, SIAC, AAA, and LMDC.