Tolu Obamuroh

Associate, Paris



Tolu Obamuroh is an Associate in the International Arbitration Group in Paris. He advises clients in complex disputes in a variety of sectors, with a particular focus on the construction and energy industries, and has a broad range of experience across these sectors. Tolu has represented clients from South and North America, West and East Europe, and Africa in major international arbitrations. 

In addition to writing frequently on topics related to international arbitration, he regularly teaches international arbitration at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and the CY Paris school of Law.

Prior to joining White & Case, Tolu was the Associate General Counsel of the Lagos Court of Arbitration. 

In 2022, the Africa Arbitration Academy recognized him as one of "Africa's 30 Most Promising Practitioners".

Bars and Courts
Nigeria Bar
Columbia Law School
Nigerian Law School
Obafemi Awolowo University


Representing a European construction company in an ICC arbitration regarding the construction of a hydroelectric project in Chile.

Representing an Eastern European State in an Energy Charter Treaty case relating to investments in the country's natural gas sector.

Representing one of the parties in an ongoing ICC arbitration regarding the construction of the Panama Canal in Panama.

Representing a West African State in an ICC arbitration regarding the construction of a hydroelectric power project in the country.

Acting as a Tribunal Secretary in an ongoing arbitration regarding the revocation of an oil license in an African State.

Awards and Recognition

"Future Leader: Arbitration" 2022 Who's Who Legal

"Africa's 30 Most Promising Arbitration Practitioners" 2022 Africa Arbitration Academy

"Future Leader: Arbitration" 2021 Who's Who Legal