Innocent B. Harold


Mr. Harold is a member of the Firm’s Dispute Resolution, Arbitration and ADR Group. He is a seasoned commercial litigation lawyer with extensive litigation experience in practice areas including banking and finance, intellectual property law, debt recovery, bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings, employment and labour law, oil and gas, aviation, and capital markets. He has handled very complex briefs including representing oil and gas companies in several oil spillage cases, auditing the litigation portfolio of an asset management corporation, and thereafter, rendering legal advisory on strategies for swift resolution of the corporation’s cases across different courts in Nigeria; auditing the litigation portfolio of a multinational company which enabled the company to be listed on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange; and litigating on a tax dispute of public interest which culminated in a major amendment of the Value Added Tax Act, 2004 (as amended).

He has consistently utilised bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings for debt recovery. He was part of a team that recovered the sum of N7, 524, 837, 772. 25 (Seven Billion, Five Hundred and Twenty-Four Million, Eight Hundred and Thirty-Seven Thousand, Seven Hundred and Seventy-Two Naira, Twenty-Five Kobo) using bankruptcy proceeding. He was also part of a team involved in a debt recovery action for the sum of N5, 304, 357, 532 (Five Billion, Three Hundred and Four Million, Three hundred and Fifty-Seven Thousand, Five Hundred and Thirty-Two Naira) against the State Government of an oil-producing State. Mr. Harold is currently part of a team representing two mining and exploration companies (“the companies”) in a highly contentious suit over several hectares of land containing natural minerals worth over $500, 000, 000 (Five Hundred Million United States Dollars).


LLM, University of Lagos, (in view)

Barrister – at – Law (BL) – Nigeria Law School, Lagos, 2012.

Bachelor of Laws (LLB) – University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, 2011.

Work Experience

Ajumogobia and Okeke, October 2022 to date.

S.P.A Ajibade & Co, June 2021 – September 2022

Osborne Law Practice, December 2013 – June 2021

Afe Babalola, SAN & Co., November 2012 – November 2013


Nigerian Bar Association