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Nigeria Projects & Energy
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2 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Olaniwun Ajayi LP

  • Olaniwun Ajayi LP stands out for its business-oriented approach and high-quality advice in the power, infrastructure and oil & gas sectors. Clients seek out the firm for its ability to understand their needs and the complexities of the sectors in which they operate and to offer solutions that allow them to achieve their goals efficiently and in a cost-effective manner.
  • The firm’s oil & gas practice group is particularly active advising midstream operations in Nigeria. The team has advised on the development of refinery projects that are essential to meeting the Federal Government’s objective to drastically reduce its importation of refined petroleum products, and a gas plant that is key to increasing Nigeria’s domestic production and consumption of gas.
  • The firm advised on some of the first transactions to be conceived in the context of the Reformed NESI (Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry), following the Electric Power Sector Reform Act of 2005. The team’s track has been involved in the acquisition and/or concession of five out of six power generation companies and six out of eleven distribution companies.
  • Clients look to the firm for its unrivalled experience in advising the construction, development, financing, acquisition, and operation of power assets.

Chambers Review

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Projects & Energy - Nigeria
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Band 2
What the team is known for

Olaniwun Ajayi is a highly respected law firm that has a particularly established practice in the infrastructure and power projects sectors in Nigeria. The team adeptly advises investors, operators, lenders and governments on development and financing matters and possesses further experience in oil and gas mandates, often advising on midstream operations. It also ably advises on energy transactions and disputes.

Strengths

Clients say that "they are a knowledgeable and excellent firm."

Interviewees praise the firm's "speed of response, accuracy, timeliness and exceptional advisory support."

Work highlights

A team led by Konyin Ajayi and Wolemi Esan advised Transnational Corporation on its acquisition of 100% of the Federal Government of Nigeria’s stake in the Afam power assets.

Notable practitioners

Wolemi Esan is a leading lawyer who is well respected in the energy sector in Nigeria. He is particularly recognised for his electricity work.
"He has a wealth of knowledge on legal issues, and is very responsive, pragmatic and business-minded."

Tominiyi Owolabi features prominently on infrastructure and oil and gas mandates in Nigeria. His presence on financing and asset acquisition deals in the industry is also significant.

Ranked Lawyers at
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Wolemi Esan
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Wolemi Esan
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Tominiyi Owolabi
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Tominiyi Owolabi
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Members

Provided by Olaniwun Ajayi LP

Abisola Odeinde

Chinenye Ajayi

Chukwuemeka Osuji

Damilola Salawu

Ejemen Ofoman

Folasade Oluyadi

Olamide Aiyeola