Practice areas

  • International litigation
  • Enforcement of foreign awards and judgments
  • International business law
  • Interim measures
  • OHADA law

Basit Adebayo specialises in international business litigation.

Admitted to the Paris Bar, Basit advises and represents clients in connection with the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards and foreign judgments, as well as in support of arbitral or foreign court proceedings.

Before joining Archipel as an intern and then as an associate in 2022, Basit was an intern in business litigation and arbitration in Parisian law firms, as well as in the legal and litigation departments of a French bank and of a Judicial Agency of an African State, both in French and OHADA law.

He is a graduate of the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (Master 2 African Law), Clermont Auvergne (Master 2 Business Law option Banking and Finance). He also holds a degree in private law from a private University in Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire).

Basit works in French and English.

Recent projects

Counsel to an African company in recovering its debt against an African state

Counsel to a foreign liquidator in order to perform interim and final measures against an international fraudster

Counsel to an American investment banker in securing payment of transaction fees in France and abroad

Counsel to a central Asian company for the restitution of funds escrowed under a contract following its termination

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