Olasupo Shasore is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and a Partner at the Commercial Law firm of Ajumogobia & Okeke. He was until May 2011 the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice of Lagos State. His areas of specialisation include Arbitration, Commercial Litigation, Maritime and Shipping and Commercial and Business Crime.
Shasore was admitted to the Nigerian Bar 1987, and admitted to the inner bar in 2006 as Senior Advocate of Nigeria. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; a Member of the London Court of International Arbitration, Africa User Group; a Member of the Panel of Recognized International Market Experts (“PRIME”) and a Member of the Advisory Committee of the International Lawyers for Africa (ILFA); a Supporting member of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association; and a Member of the Nigerian Society of International Law and the Nigerian Maritime Law Association. Shasore was, until 2016, the President of Lagos Court of Arbitration and Chairman of Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, Section on Business Law, Nigerian Bar Association.
He is also the co-founder and pioneer vice president of Maritime Arbitrators Association of Nigeria and the author of “Jurisdiction and Sovereign Immunity in Nigerian Commercial Law” (2007) and the co- author of “Commercial Arbitration Law & International Practice in Nigeria” (2012) (LexisNexis).
His interest for the development of commercial law and practice resulted in the commencement of Commercial Law Reports Nigeria where he is Publisher and Editor in chief. He has written several articles, and delivered papers on various aspects of commercial law and legal practice globally.
In his time as Attorney General of Lagos State, he developed the Limited Liability Partnership Law of Lagos State, the Lagos Arbitration Law, Public Procurement Law; Mortgage & Property Law; the Administration of Criminal Justice Law [re-enactment] 2009; the Criminal Law and Magistrates Courts Law, amongst others. Shasore serves presently as chair of the Law Reform Commission.
He has been engaged in the resolution of various commercial disputes by arbitration and has advised various clients in the oil and gas industry, maritime, power, and construction matters. He was member/secretary of the Presidential petroleum revenue special taskforce and has chaired the Committee on reform of the National Arbitration law.
Educational & Professional Qualifications;
FCI Arb - Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (United Kingdom) ; Called to the Inner Bar and conferred with the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) ; Institute of Maritime Law-University of Southampton ; Appointed Notary Public for Nigeria ; University of Lagos - LL M (Master of Law) [1989 to 1990]; University of Ife, Ile-Ife, Nigeria - LL B (Bachelor of Laws) [1981 to 1986]; Nigerian Law School, Lagos, Nigeria - BL (Called to the Nigerian Bar – 22nd October, 1987); Igbobi College, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria [1980 to 1981]; Federal Government College, Lagos [1975 to 1980]; Orange Hill Grammar School, Edgware, Middlesex England, UK [1974 to 1975]; Broadfields Primary School, Edgware, Middlesex, England [1969 to 1974].