Head, Advocacy Group

Litigation, ADR, Real Estate, Banking & Finance, Employment Laws


Mr. Itsede was called to the Nigerian Bar as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria more than 22 years ago.

Before setting out into private legal practice he worked with various prestigious law firms in Lagos state. He eventually settled down under S.O.Itsede & Co. with head office in Lagos.

Mr. Itsede is vastly experienced in litigation and has personally appeared virtually before courts of all jurisdictions in Nigeria. He has also attended various seminars both within Nigeria and abroad in pursuit of continuous legal education and practise improvement.

S.O. as fondly called by colleagues has represented as well as appeared against fortune 500 companies before Nigerian courts. These includes debt recovery suits for and against commercial banks.

He is a seasoned litigator and leads the litigation and dispute resolution team of Swift Solicitors. He has represented a wide range of clients ranging from Multinational Corporation, banks and financial institutions.

Mr. Itsede advises and leads the firm in formulating litigation strategies and execution for best results for our clients.