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2 ranked lawyersBand 2NigeriaGlobal 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Established energy department able to offer regulatory, legal and policy support across the oil, gas, mining, power and renewable energy industry sectors. Additionally well versed in joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions, and power purchase, distribution and supply arrangements. Acts for both domestic and international clients in the public and private sectors.

Strengths

The team is recognised by interviewees for its "very pragmatic and proficient lawyers with very strong subject expertise."

The group also attracts praise from commentators for being "very strategic in the way they manage cases."

Work highlights

Advised Prime 127 Nigeria on the introduction of new deep offshore royalty rates.

Notable practitioners

Olusina Sipasi possesses a "strong energy practice," where he acts for petroleum companies, infrastructure developers and government bodies on a wide spectrum of projects and energy mandates, ranging from infrastructure and power to mining and oil and gas transactions.

Soji Awogbade is a "well-seasoned energy sector lawyer" who heads the firm's energy and natural resources department and operates a practice that encompasses major oil and gas transactions, privatisation and project restructuring issues. He is skilled across the full range of fiscal, legal, compliance and environmental matters in relation to upstream activities. A source stated: "He understands relationships and how to manage contractual counterparties through the negotiation process."

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Overview

The firm’s expertise covers legal, regulatory and policy issues as well as commercial and fiscal matters that arise in oil, gas, mining, power, and renewable energy transactions. We provide advice on energy and utilities finance, energy mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, electricity and gas transmission, distribution and supply, power purchase, off-take and tolling arrangements. We conduct legal and entry due diligence in relation to the acquisition of commercial assets. We assist clients on corporate structuring of legal vehicles as well as local content issues. 

Our clients operate in the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors of the oil and gas industry. The firm advised the Federal Government of Nigeria and a development finance institution in the accelerated expansion of power infrastructure under the aegis of the National Independent Power Project. The firm also advised a state owned electricity company on a dispute arising from the purchase of power from an IPP. We are currently assisting industry in the development of a commercial framework for wholesale gas supply to domestic gas utilization projects.

We have significant experience in virtually all matters relating to the mining sector. We prepared the draft of the current mining legislation and have advised our clients on various legal and regulatory issues relating to exploration, mine development and mining operations. We have also provided legal support on several mining acquisitions and joint ventures.



Members

Awogbade, Soji (Head of Department)

Sipasi, Olusina

Projects & Energy

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Location

4th Floor, Marble House

1 Kingsway Road, Falomo

PO Box 52901, Ikoyi

Lagos

Lagos

Nigeria

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Nigeria

Projects & Energy


Olusina Sipasi
Band 3
Soji Awogbade
Band 2