Jide Adesokan

Partner, Stephenson Harwood LLP, United Kingdom

Jide is a partner in Stephenson Harwood’s international arbitration team, where his practice is focussed on arbitration and litigation across a number of sectors including energy, offshore construction, banking and commodities.  In those areas, he advises on disputes arising out of share purchase agreements, asset acquisitions, shareholder disputes and EPC contracts.

Born and raised in Nigeria, Jide has significant experience of African disputes and is also involved in transactions on the Continent. He is dual-qualified as a solicitor and barrister in England and Nigeria, and has worked with leading firms in both jurisdictions. Prior to joining Stephenson Harwood, Jide worked for two years at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague. Jide is ranked as a ‘Next Generation’ partner in the Legal 500 2023 UK directories for international arbitration. They describe him as an ‘up-and-coming new partner with great energy’ and that he has ‘ excellent international experience, particularly in African disputes.’ He is on the investment arbitration sub-committee of the IBA, and was recently appointed as an officer of the LCIA African Users’ Council.

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