Streamsowers & Köhn

Chiagozie Hilary-Nwokonko

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Practice Areas

Chiagozie acts for several multinational and indigenous oil and gas companies within and outside Nigeria. He was a member of the Technical Committee of the Special Task Force for the Petroleum Industry Bill, which proposes a restructuring of the oil and gas sector.

Highlights of his recent work include: advising MRI Nigeria Limited (a Cayman Islands company) and its subsidiaries on the $250 million acquisition of 48% working interest in the Tom Shot Bank field and advising Eland Oil and Gas Plc in a series of Reserve Base Lending facilities from a consortium of banks, totaling $ 205 million. He has also acted for clients in the arrangement and negotiation of Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs), processing applications for leases and licences, farm-ins and farm-outs, Joint Operating Agreements (JOAs), and financing.

He is recognized as a domain expert and is a regular attendee and facilitator at events of the Oil & Gas Council.

Professional Memberships

Nigerian Bar Association;

International Bar Association;

Association of International Petroleum Negotiators and

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK).

Career

Graduate of Cambridge University. Management Programme at Unilever Plc from 1986 to 1988. Associate Burke & Co, 1989, Associate D.O Akintoye 1989 to 1990. Associate F.O Akinrele 1991-1995. Partner, Coram (legal Practitioners) 1995-1998. Partner, Law Union 1998-2005. PGD in Oil and Gas Law at Dundee University, in 1999. Partner, Köhn Associates 2005 to 2006. Partner, Streamsowers & Köhn 2006 till date.

Publications

Author ‘Designing Global Climate Regulation for Nigeria’ in an article for Acquisition International in July, 2011.

Personal

He is an excellent swimmer and collects artwork.

Contributions

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Alternative Energy & Power 2019 Law and Practice in Nigeria

Chiagozie Hilary-Nwokonko, Onyinye Dimkpagu, Gloria Biem, Michelle Akpaka

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