Opeyemi Longe

Associate, London



Opeyemi is an Associate in White & Case's International Arbitration group in London. He is a dual-qualified lawyer, licensed to practice in Nigeria and England and Wales (Solicitor). Opeyemi advises governments, state entities, companies, employers, and contractors on the resolution of large and complex disputes across the energy, construction, and financial services sector. He has been involved in arbitrations conducted under the major arbitration rules, including under the ICC and LCIA rules, as well as in ad hoc arbitrations. 

Prior to joining White & Case, Opeyemi was an Associate in the dispute resolution practice of a leading commercial firm in Nigeria, during which he represented multinational corporations and financial institutions in litigations and arbitrations in Nigeria.

Bars and Courts
Nigeria Bar
England and Wales
Balliol College, Oxford University
Nigerian Law School
Adekunle Ajasin University


Representing the lead partner in an ICC arbitration between consortium partners relating to the termination of the consortium's rail construction contract with its employer in Southeast Europe; 

Representing an African State in a multi-billion-dollar arbitration relating to a contract to build a hydropower plant;

Representing an international oil & gas company in one of the largest arbitration proceedings in the world, resulting from the consolidation of multiple ICC proceedings regarding disputes arising from the construction of an LNG processing facility;

Representing a state-owned entity in relation to a dispute arising out of a FIDIC Red Book contract for the construction of road and water tanks in the Middle East;

Advising a Nigerian gas company in relation to an arbitration arising from a dispute on take or pay obligations under a Gas Sale and Purchase Agreement;*

Representing a multinational oil and gas company in a litigation before the Nigerian court on alleged under-declaration of crude oil export.*

*Matters prior to working for White & Case