Soibi Ovia, MCIArb


Soibi is a commercial litigation and dispute resolution lawyer based in Lagos office of the Firm. She specializes in civil and commercial litigation and other forms of dispute resolution including Arbitration, Negotiation and Mediation. She has actively participated in various dispute resolution teams having over a decade of experience (with appearances in all Courts of Record in Nigeria), in matters on commercial litigation, arbitration, dispute and conflict resolution within Nigeria as well as internationally.

Soibi graduated as a lawyer with second-class upper honours from Rivers State University of Science and Technology. She was called to the Nigerian Bar thereafter where she equally excelled with second-class upper honours. She is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association. She is also a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK.

She was a panellist at the Nigerian Bar Association (Section on Business Law) Conference in 2017 and has also actively participated in various seminars, fora and conferences on Dispute Resolution in and outside Nigeria. She continues to represent and advise various local and international clients on Commercial Dispute and Conflict Resolution.

Soibi is a partner at the firm and currently oversees the Litigation, Dispute Resolution and Conflict management department of the firm. Before becoming a partner in the firm, she worked in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department of a top tier law firm in Nigeria.

Nigeria Law School (B.L.) - 2007

River States University of Science and Technology (LL.B.) - 2006