What the team is known for
Large team providing integrated advisory services across the oil and gas, power, projects, infrastructure and mining sectors. Displays a strong capacity to deal with major oil and gas transactions, power plant and renewable energy projects, as well as public-private partnership transactions.
The firm attracts praise from commentators, who say: "It has excellent regulatory networks which makes them a top pick on any transaction that will involve regulatory interface."
Another source enthused that "the lawyers, right from the partners to the junior associates, are very knowledgeable in diverse areas of law and provide excellent and cutting-edge legal services."
Advised a group of 31 lenders on the EPC contracts related to the development of Nigeria LNG’s Train 7 Expansion Project.
features prominently on project structuring and financing matters, in relation to both the infrastructure and the oil and gas spaces. He is regarded as being "very collaborative, both with the client and his team members, and you truly get the feeling that he is committed to your success as a business or on a transaction."
One interviewee praised "his incredible understanding of how public service in Nigeria works, such that he can predict outcomes and steer you right to positive and quick resolutions."
Managing partner Oghogho Akpata
demonstrates a commanding presence across the full gamut of projects and energy matters, notably multinational oil and gas transactions, as well as significant project financing mandates. Interviewees say that he is a "leader and is very well respected in industry,"
with one source describing him as "the doyen of the energy practice area."