Ololade Saromi


Ololade is a commercial chancery barrister. His main areas of work are banking, finance, restructuring, insolvency, asset recovery, companies, partnerships, and commercial disputes. Ololade appears regularly as sole counsel in the Chancery Division (Business List and Insolvency & Companies Court) and the King’s Bench Division (Commercial Court) of the High Court and in the County Court.

Ololade is known for his ease of use and pragmatism. He is particularly sought after in financial disputes and has experience in such cases where they include issues of fraud. His work is increasingly international, with an emphasis on Nigeria and Africa, and frequently involves advising on issues of private international law. He also has a developing commercial arbitration practice and accepts instructions to act as counsel in arbitral and related Court proceedings.

In September 2022, Ololade became the sixth and youngest Chair of the British Nigeria Law Forum (BNLF) – a bilateral vehicle for the promotion of legal ideals from both jurisdictions and the fostering of mutually beneficial relationships. Ololade also sits on the Commercial Bar Association’s (Combar‘s) Africa Committee.

In 2022, Ololade undertook a two-month secondment, as a scholar of the Pegasus Scholarship Trust, to the Litigation, Dispute Resolution, and Risk Management Department of Aluko & Oyebode – Nigeria’s leading commercial disputes law firm, at its offices in Lagos – the commercial heart of Nigeria. Whilst there, Ololade worked on banking, oil and gas, and professional negligence litigation and arbitrations. Where required, Ololade is able to bring the insights he gained and the network he developed to bear on cases for the benefit of his clients.

Prior to commencing practice, Ololade obtained considerable experience of advocacy in the County Court. As such, his advocacy experience exceeds his years in practice. Ololade also spent a year and a half working in a tier one specialist litigation team at the international commercial law firm Pinsent Masons LLP. This gives him an awareness of the commercial pressures under which his professional clients operate and sensitivity to the issues involved in managing commercial lay clients.


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