Hamid Abdulkareem has been appointed as Co-Chair of the International Bar Association (IBA)’s Insolvency and International Arbitration Working Group.

The IBA Arbitration Committee focuses on laws, practice, and procedures relating to the arbitration of transnational disputes. Through its conferences, publications and projects, the Committee seeks to share information about international arbitration, promote its use, and improve its effectiveness.

Of his appointment, he said “I am honoured to have been selected as a Co-Chair of the Insolvency and International Arbitration Working Group and I look forward to working with Simon Batifort in building on the solid foundation laid by the pioneer co-chairs”.


Hamid, counsel in the London office, is an experienced arbitration practitioner and litigator, having regularly advised multinational companies on an extensive range of disputes. He is a current Co-Chair of the International Bar Association’s Insolvency and International Arbitration Working Group, the Young Africa Chair for the Institute for Transnational Arbitration, and a member of the Lagos Court of Arbitration’s Young Arbitrators Network’s Advisory Board.

Hamid has been recognised in Who’s Who Legal: Future Leaders for Arbitration and as a National Leader for arbitration in Nigeria, having been described as “a very smart and skilful advocate, one of the best of his generation” and “an excellent an incredibly hard-working attorney who has established himself as the go-to for arbitration in his region”. He is also ranked in The Legal 500 for dispute resolution.

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