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Sengova Kailondo

At Hogan Lovells, Sengova is an active member of the Steering Committees of the Multicultural Network and a new employee network, Race and Ethnicity at Hogan Lovells (REAHL), including playing an integral role in establishing REAHL, which focusses on the progression, retention and inclusion of BAME employees. His work has helped see an increase in the recruitment of employees from BAME and lower socioeconomic backgrounds. Moreover, he mentors BAME students through firm programs in collaboration with Rare Recruitment, a specialist diversity recruitment company, and has spoken on numerous panels to hundreds of students. He also works with Urban Synergy, an organization that helps young people reach their full potential, where he inspires students to pursue careers in the City. In addition, he is Co-treasurer of NOTICED, the UK’s first inter-firm D&I network aimed at promoting networking opportunities to celebrate diversity across the legal sector.

Ademola Bamgbose

Ademola is an international arbitration lawyer admitted to practice in Nigeria, England and Wales. He has previously undertaken a litigation secondment at a FTSE 100 company in London and spent some time at the ICC Court of Arbitration in Paris and a leading commercial law firm in Lagos. Dr Bamgbose sits on the steering committee of both the BAME and Multicultural Networks at Hogan Lovells (“HL”). He mentors BAME lawyers and students and takes a front seat in driving HL’s diversity and inclusion agenda. Ademola co-founded Africa Arbitration, a platform designed to promote black practitioners across the globe. He is a Regional Representative (Africa) at the London Court of International Arbitration – Young International Arbitration Group, Director of the Africa Arbitration Academy and Honorary Lecturer (international arbitration) at Nigeria’s premier university, University of Ibadan. He regularly features on leading media platforms and contributes to the discourse on diversity especially in international arbitration.

Ademola Bamgbose

Dr. Bamgbose is an international arbitration lawyer, and is admitted to practice in Nigeria, England and Wales. He joined Hogan Lovells after successfully completing the firm’s inaugural Africa LLM Scheme, and has since played an active role in on-going efforts to promote the scheme and more importantly, promote diversity and inclusion at the firm. Ademola mentors Black secondees, trainees and interns at Hogan Lovells, providing them with the guidance and support required to excel as a lawyer in the city. He regularly participates in panel sessions for visiting BAME students and actively supports Hogan Lovells participation in Pathways to Law and RARE initiatives. Ademola is on the Steering Committee of Hogan Lovells Multicultural Network and regularly mentors prospective BAME candidates through the rigorous recruitment process for internships and training contracts at city law firms. Ademola co-founded Africa Arbitration, a platform designed to promote Black arbitration practitioners in the UK, US, Canada and globally. Africa Arbitration features a Rising Star and Personality of the Month series, promoting the profiles of arbitration practitioners, and an “Opportunities for Africans” column where commercial law opportunities from around the world are shared with BAME lawyers and students. As Vice President of the Association of Young Arbitrators in Africa and Chair of the organisation’s Mentorship Committee, Ademola successfully initiated a mentorship programme, by linking young Black practitioners with leading practitioners from around the globe. He is a founding member of the Africa Arbitration Academy, an institution designed to equip arbitration practitioners in Africa, by providing them with free advanced arbitration training at leading commercial law firms in London.